We don’t just know the Pontypridd property market, we know Pontypridd. We know Eagles Rock and Lions Rock, we have walked to Shoni’s Pond, drunk in the Llanover (our office is next door to it) and frequented ‘The Wonky Bar’ (and enjoyed it).
We remember Olly Murs, JLS and Little mix playing ‘Ponty Park’, and Jessie Jay being cancelled, but our favourite was The Damned and Stiff Little Fingers playing ‘The Muni’.
From the old ‘pitch and putt’ in the park to swimming at the new lido, from rugby at Sardis Road to football ‘up the Maritime’, it’s fair to say we’ve been there!
We’ve seen the old Coed Y Lan school derelict, and then brought back to life as apartments and townhouses. We’ve seen the Technical College and Welsh school in Rhydyfelin disappear and modern housing replace them.
Pontypridd town centre has endured some tough times over recent years and the town has not been helped by flooding and lockdowns, but there is now a new vibrancy to the town. It may seem quieter when compared to bygone days but there are a wealth of independent shops appearing throughout. With a few new additions to the eating and drinking scene, it’s also attracting a more varied visitor into the town.
Three-quarters of a billion pounds is being invested to upgrade the core valleys lines that will result in the introduction of The South Wales Metro. This integrated bus, rail, cycling and walking network will improve the accessibility of Pontypridd, further increasing its appeal.
The opening of Llys Cadwyn with its gym, library, cafes, bars and offices has already brought more people to the town centre. The renovations and transformations underway at the old YMCA and the potential re-opening of ‘The Muni’ can only further enhance the appeal of Pontypridd, adding further positive reasons for people to want to live and invest in the area.