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EDIT: But thanks for all your help and advice.
There are some good pointers on this thread. Good luck and ps the taff trail cycle route is an excellent idea
If you do decide to move why not rent first?
Friends of ours moved away a similar distance and they have said that they made the mistake of buying and not renting when they moved. As a result whilst they like the area, experience has proved that it might not have been the ideal area for them had they known then what they know now.
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Thornhill in north cardiff is nice and has good schools
Most of north cardiff is nice, heath, whitchurch, birchgrove, llanishen etc
Cardiff gate or pontprennu is a little bit futher out but really nice area
And if you want a lot of bang for your buck look at st mellons £160k for a nice 3 bed semi with conservatory, but you have to look in the right areas, try heritage park estate, if you stick to the outskirts its nice, but go into the centre and its ASBO city! I live on outskirts and dont get any hassle, but know friends who live in the heart of it and get loads of hassle, if your unsure and cant get local knowledge then maybe worth avoiding.
rightmove.co.uk is pretty good.
My dad and gran live in barry, I would aviod it as the 2 rd's to cardiff are single lanes and very slow,
if you want to live on outskirts i would recommend going east of cardiff as it has the a48 which has excellent access to the centre and the M4.
the best area i have found is danescourt, a suburb of llandaff and bordering on radyr. a planned estate with plenty of greenery, no more can be developed , 90's housing decently built and spaced out ,good sized gardens, with outlooks to the country, reasonable local facilities (also llandaff with shops,banks,pubs etc is walking distance ) good schools ,safe environment, very good bus and train links, easy vehicle access to the city or the valleys/ motorway,and cycling distance to the centre ( via a dedicated cycle route ) many of my friends have moved here from other parts of the city and all are pleased with the area and so am i ! it must be the most underpriced ( decent ) area of cardiff , for a really good 3 bed semi well appointed with nice garden and country views for under £170K ! but i don't think this situation will last too long !
The long-established areas are pricey, but we are getting a detached modern property for less than our smaller more trad semi by going to one of the 10-20 year old developments to the west of the village - there are some by the river and also between Whitchurch and Llandaf North behind the common.
Coryton station at the north end of Whitchurch is a terminus, so that might help on the way in to town if not getting home. Have no kids so no experience of school.