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Old 07-08-07, 12:26 PM   #1
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hello! I'm a little lost in my Welsh geography (the names just baffle me!) I'm moving down to Usk, so need to look for some accomodation, but not being a native I have no idea as to where is nice etc.. ( or even the region it's in!)
Pontypool and Newport look like my best bet (even cardiff isn't too far away)- are these nice places or places to avoid? If anyone could spare a minute to give a a list of yays and nays of the area then it's worth a drink when I get down there
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Old 07-08-07, 12:30 PM   #2
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hello! I'm a little lost in my Welsh geography (the names just baffle me!) .
me too, but for a free pint...........

depends what your after. village town city?

usk is nice, newport is a bit rough, but i guess it must have its nice parts, cardiff is a bit of a trek,
theres abergavenny monmouth

if you are on a budget look at bargoed,tredegar,rymney
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hello! I'm a little lost in my Welsh geography (the names just baffle me!) I'm moving down to Usk, so need to look for some accomodation, but not being a native I have no idea as to where is nice etc.. ( or even the region it's in!)
Pontypool and Newport look like my best bet (even cardiff isn't too far away)- are these nice places or places to avoid? If anyone could spare a minute to give a a list of yays and nays of the area then it's worth a drink when I get down there
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like hovis said it depends on what sort of thing you are after.

also what is your budget? and are you looking to houseshare or get somewhere on your own?
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I'd prefer to get somewhere by myself. Not living there at the moment I can't really trapse in to 10 houses meeting people to see what I like! Budget wise I'm sure I could stretch to 400 month.
Location doesn't **** me, although somewhere in the country would be biketastic (and maybe less likely to go for a ride without me ) Yet there seems to be so many new empty apartments which can go for next nothing in places like cardiff.
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I'd prefer to get somewhere by myself. Not living there at the moment I can't really trapse in to 10 houses meeting people to see what I like! Budget wise I'm sure I could stretch to 400 month.
Location doesn't **** me, although somewhere in the country would be biketastic (and maybe less likely to go for a ride without me ) Yet there seems to be so many new empty apartments which can go for next nothing in places like cardiff.
In Cardiff for 400/month you'd either have to house/flat share or live somewhere really nasty.

How about Usk? Though I can imagine it could be a bit pricey.

No idea about Pontypool.

Newport is hit and miss. You'd need to choose carefully as there are some rather manky areas that you'd want to avoid. It is fairly cheap compared to Cardiff though and I'd imagine you could get somewhere reasonable for 400.

Pretty much wherever you are in South Wales you are going to be fairly close to some nice roads.

Abergavenny and Monmouth seem nice, both have a Waitroses and pricetags to match!
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Caerleon and Chepstow are worth considering too.
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caerphilly is ok too
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caerphilly is ok too
i would have thought that it would be a rubbish commute to usk though
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depends ?

could go the senic route.
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Thats brilliant thanks
I was pretty sure Newport crops up fairly often on 'streetcrimeuk'
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