Heath Area Guide

With its greatly proportioned, character-filled houses, it’s easy to see why so many people want to live in “the” Heath – one of Cardiff’s most leafy areas.

Schools

Families in the Heath can choose from a few primary schools depending on their position within the catchment. Allensbank Primary, St Joseph’s RC, and the Welsh Medium Ysgol Mynydd Bychan are all within the boundary in recent years, and some Heath residents have also secured places just over the boundaries at Birchgrove Primary and Ton-Yr-Ywen in Llanishen.

At secondary pupils can move on to many of Cardiff’s schools based on standard entry criteria (link to council website?) and traditionally, Cathays High School has been within the catchment boundary for those living in the Heath. However, it is ideally situated for many other North Cardiff Secondary Schools including Whitchurch High, Llanishen High. St Teilo’s Church of Wales and Ysgol Bro Edern Welsh Secondary.

Most of the North Cardiff Secondary schools have sixth forms and with its strong transport links, the Heath is also perfectly situated for Cardiff and Vale College via train to Cardiff Central, and Coleg Y Cymoedd, a short journey on the northbound A470 via one of the many bus routes on nearby Manor Way. For those looking to continue their education beyond A-Levels, The University of South Wales has two campuses from Cardiff Central station and Cardiff University is a matter of 9 minutes away on the same train line so don’t put off that postgraduate degree any longer!

For those at the other end of the family spectrum, there is a wide choice of childcare provision. Sweet Pea daycare and Blossom Tree Nursery are very close by and the Welsh Language nursery, Si-Lwli is based a short drive away in Whitchurch as is Cylch Meithryn in Rhiwbina, providing Welsh-language nursery sessions from the age of 2. Daisy Day in Llanishen also provides wrap-around care for some local Primary schools such as Birchgrove Primary.

What will I Spend my Money On?

If you like a quiet residential area with great links to a bit more life when you’re in the mood, you won’t go far wrong here. Whether it’s hoping on a train for a day’s shopping in Cardiff or whiling the hours away with the children and pets at Heath Park. Save your money for a well-earned cuppa or pint in one of the many adjacent villages after a stroll or bank it for an evening tickling the tastebuds on Whitchurch Road.

The generous proportions of most housing in the Heath means that there is ample space for young professionals to share their space, or for growing families to settle. There’s a real mix of people making up the community and given the proximity to Cardiff’s main hospital a good dose of those with a medical background. With such a diverse community, you won’t go far wrong if you need to borrow a cup of sugar from a neighbour – or a plaster!

Cardiff Areas

Whitchurch

Whitchurch is quite the place. With its fantastic high street, green spaces and community feel, it’s easy to see why so many people want to live here.

Birchgrove

Birchgrove is ideally situated to share and enjoy the amenities of its surrounding villages – without sharing their price tag!

Llandaff North

There aren’t many places that can boast a 4-minute train into a capital city, access to a 55 mile walk and cycle route and a set of community allotments all in the same postcode but Llandaff North can!

Cardiff Market Data

Cardiff is quite the place. With its fantastic high street, green spaces and community feel, it’s easy to see why so many people want to live here.

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