I've been in Swansea in Wales for the last month house hunting. There's beautiful coastline with amazing beaches. A few surfing ones even. To the north of Swansea there are waterfalls and the Brecon Beacon mountains. The access to nature is great. I've enjoyed swimming in the ocean most mornings - a short 5 min walk away. But what primarily drew me here was the price of houses. There was a mining boom in this region a few decades ago which brought a surge of people. When the mining industry disappeared, a lot of people left. For £50,000 to £90,000 you can find two bed mid-terraces with a garden up to three bed semi-detaches. In Swansea city itself. Some of the houses even have sea views. In the Rhondda valley north east of Swansea there are cheaper houses. But it's less metropolitan. Swansea city has two universities and about 250,000 people living here.