The Sunday Times has again highlighted the charms and attractions of Penarth in a full colour page in one of its Sunday supplements.
Writing in today’s edition of the Sunday Times “Home” supplement, Tim Palmer reports under the heading “Why it’s Hot ” that “There’s nowhere more upwardly mobile in Wales than” what he calls “Cardiff’s seafront super-suburb” .
Mr Palmer says that Penarth, which was once a “staid retirement-friendly Victorian seaside resort” is now “the landing spot of choice for the glitterati of the Principality” . He notes that luminaries like “opera singer Bryn Terfel and footballer Joe Ledley (along with his luxuriant beard) are among those who have moved in”.
The report says “Young professionals are flocking to enjoy cafe culture that now rivals Cardiff city centre and Penarth has a top-notch secondary school which is a big pull for families – many of whom are moving into the period villas that are steadily being turned back into single dwellings”. Tim Palmer also notes that Penarth “makes regular appearances on TV shows such as Casualty, Sherlock and Dr Who” .
After a tour-d’horizon of Penarth properties and restaurants, the Sunday Times article concludes by saying “Why we love it. A seaside suburb on a rising tide”