Local area guide

Living in Swansea

Outstanding natural beauty, rich history and modern conveniences: explore the unique and fulfilling lifestyle on offer in Swansea.

Your guide to moving to Swansea

Why Swansea is a good place to live

Swansea is widely thought of as a fantastic place to live, offering stunning beaches, a vibrant cultural scene and a welcoming community. Nestled along the picturesque coastline of Wales, the city boasts sprawling beaches like Swansea Bay as well as proximity to the nearby Gower Peninsula.

Living in Swansea will see you become part of the community bonds that run strong here. The city's low crime rates add to a sense of security and comfort while quality education options add to the family appeal.

With a wide variety of housing options, relatively low house prices and easy access to the natural wonders of Wales, it's easy to fall in love with living in Swansea

What is Swansea famous for?

Swansea is known for its impressive coastal beauty. It encompasses the alluring Swansea Bay and the Gower Peninsula, the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Things to do in Swansea

For a dose of culture, explore art at Glynn Vivian Gallery, enjoy a performance at Swansea Grand Theatre or soak up historic charm at Oystermouth Castle.

Head into the heart of the city to discover diverse dining options, from casual eateries to fine-dining establishments. Wind Street is the place to be when the sun sets, whether you're looking for a relaxed evening with friends or a lively night of clubbing.

No visit to Swansea is complete without a stroll along Swansea Bay. While you're there, pay a visit to the National Waterfront Museum or venture out to the breathtaking Gower Peninsula for spectacular coastal walks and exciting water sports.

Average asking prices in Swansea today

We update our average asking prices daily using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£162,500

339 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£375,000

606 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£220,000

356 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£145,000

253 properties for sale

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Local pubs in Swansea

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  • Hanbury

    Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA1

  • Copper Bar

    Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA1

    Craft Beer. Great Coffee. Pizza.

  • Potter's Wheel

    Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA1

    Located on the corner of Kingsway and Dillwyn Street, named after the Dillwyn family which owned the local Cambrian Pottery. Famous for its fine porcelain, the pottery was run (1802–1817) by Lewis Weston Dillwyn, who later became Swansea’s mayor.

  • Hogarths

    Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA1

    Hogarths Swansea is an impressive Victorian Gin Style Palace located in the heart of Swansea. We specialise in and LOVE all things gin!

  • Perch

    Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA1

    We're all about offering innovation through our original Tapas, Infused Cocktails and a varied selection of Craft Beers on offer to satisfy any occasion.

Transport in Swansea

Trains

Swansea benefits from its central railway station, connecting the city to various destinations across Wales and the UK. Travelers can reach Cardiff in around an hour and London in approximately three hours, making train travel both convenient and efficient.

Buses

Swansea boasts an extensive bus network that covers the city and its outskirts. Frequent services and diverse routes offer a reliable way to explore Swansea's attractions and surroundings.

Park and Ride

The Fabian Way Park and Ride facility on the outskirts of Swansea offers a hassle-free way to access the city centre, with travel times averaging around 10-15 minutes.

Car

Swansea is well-connected by road, including the M4 motorway which gives direct access to Cardiff, Bristol and London. Public transport is usually the best way to explore Swansea's city centre due to congestion.

Ferry

While Swansea itself does not have ferry services, the nearby town of Mumbles provides connections to charming spots such as the Mumbles Pier and Swansea Bay. These short ferry journeys are a great way to experience the coastal beauty of the region.

Airport

Swansea does not have its own airport, but Cardiff Airport is only an hour's drive or train journey away. It provides a wide range of flight options for domestic and international travel.

Transport connections in Swansea

Swansea
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Swansea Queens Dock Ferry Terminal
Ferry Port
1 miles / 1.6 km
Llansamlet
National Rail
3.8 miles / 6.1 km
Gowerton
National Rail
4.4 miles / 7.1 km
Skewen
National Rail
5 miles / 8.0 km
Briton Ferry
National Rail
5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Schools in Swansea

Swansea's excellent educational landscape offers a diverse range of options for families, with both state-funded and independent schools.

Highly regarded schools in the area include Olchfa School, Swansea College and Ffynone House School.

In terms of higher education, Swansea University has a strong focus on research and is renowned for its contributions to science and the arts. University of Wales Trinity Saint David offers a wide array of courses and emphasises innovation and community engagement.

Schools in Swansea

Terrace Road Primary School
 
Ysgol Crug Glas
 
Sea View Primary School
 
St Helen's Primary School
 
St Josephs Cathedral Primary School
 
Christchurch Church In Wales