The town of Pontypridd, often referred to as “Ponty” is a quick 12 miles out of Cardiff, the city center of Wales. Pontypridd developed as a community due to the coal and iron mining industries during the 18th century. The town itself is still a hub of activity with various businesses and trades happening daily. It also has great transport and commuting routes available to residents, with their being able to hop on a train or a bus and journey to a vast number of destinations in Wales.
Pontypridd also has an active sporting community with sports such as rugby, swimming, bowls and racing being among the favourites. There are quite a few famous and interesting people that originated from Pontypridd, namely Chris Slade who was the drummer for the band AC/DC, the actress Kimberley Nixon, Ian Watkins of the band The Lost Prophets and even the world famous singer Tom Jones.
Pontypridd is a peaceful place to live with loads of history and culture. Close enough to all amenities and larger, busier areas, while maintaining a bit of a quieter lifestyle.