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Sandwiched between Swansea and Cardiff is Bridgend, a town located on the Ogmore River. Bridgend was originally part of Glamorgan and has thrived over the past for years. With a growth in population, Bridgend is in the midst of a redevelopment project, with new business parks and homes popping up constantly. Furthermore, the town centre is undergoing a transformation.
Britannia Robbins are located just 40-minutes away from Bridgend, in Swansea. They are one of the longest established moving and storage companies within south and west Wales and the family-run business can help their customers with removals and storage solutions.
Moving to Bridgend
Bridgend has an average property price of £147,375. However, if you are looking to purchase a one bedroom flat, you will only need a budget of around £40,000. Small terraced homes hover around the same figure, rising to £50,000 for a family-sized terraced property. End of terrace and semi-detached properties start at £60,000 whereas detached homes can be bought for prices over £80,000. If you have a substantial budget of over £600,000 there are some beautiful character and period properties with private drives and stunning gardens.
If you would prefer to rent, large detached properties with four or five bedrooms start at £1000 pcm. However, this dips to £500 pcm for 3-bed semis and end of terrace homes. Smaller terraces tend to fetch around £400 pcm. Similarly, one and two bed flats fall into the £350 pcm to £475 pcm bracket depending on location and condition of the property.
Schools in Bridgend
With over 50 primary schools in Bridgend, parents will not struggle when it comes to finding a place for their child at a new school. There are far fewer secondary schools and before choosing a primary, it is best to see which schools feed into your ideal secondary school for your child.
Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen is an ‘unsatisfactory’ school in the eyes of Estyn and Archbishop McGrath Catholic School and Pencoed Comprehensive are only deemed ‘adequate’. However, Bryntirion Comprehensive, Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw, Porthcawl Comprehensive and Maesteg School are all ‘good’. Topping the table is the ‘excellent’ Cynfigg Comprehensive.
Transport Links Bridgend
Bridgend is just a short drive from the M4, connecting the town with London, Bristol, and West Wales. Cardiff and Swansea are both around a half hour’s drive away.
The services from Bridgend railway station are very handy for commuters who work in the surrounding towns and cities. Direct services run to Cardiff (22 mins), Swansea (33 mins), and London Paddington (2 hours 32 mins). Other services also run to Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven, Fishguard Harbour and Manchester Piccadilly via Shrewsbury.