Pontypridd Area Guide

Pontypridd is a town of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, and is situated 12 miles/19 km north of the Welsh capital of Cardiff.

Pontypridd community had a population of 29,781 according to census figures gathered in 2001. While Pontypridd Town Ward itself was recorded as having a population of 2,919 also as of 2001.

The History of Pontypridd

Due to its role in transporting coal cargo, its railway platform is thought to have once been the longest in the world during its heyday. Pontypridd during thr 19th century, a hive of industry, and was once nicknamed the ‘Wild West’.

Living in Pontypridd Today

Pontypridd is home to Pontypridd Rugby Football Club, one of Wales' most loved rugby union clubs and currently play their home games at Sardis Road.

Pontypridd is situated along the A470 route that heads south directly into Cardiff or north past Merthyr Tydfil, Brecon and upwards to North Wales.

House Values in Pontypridd

Last year most property sales in Port Talbot involved semi-detached properties which sold for on average £106,915. Terraced properties sold for an average price of £84,898, while detached properties fetched £192,978.

Port Talbot, with an overall average price of £108,983 was more expensive than nearby Aberavon (£91,647), but was cheaper than Baglan (£140,268) and Cwmavon (£123,444).

During the last year, sold prices in Port Talbot were 5% up on the previous year and similar to 2007 when the average house price was £110,544.

Source: Rightmove September 2017


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