Rhyl Area Guide

Local Area Guide from Reeds Rains Rhyl, DenbighshireLocal Area Guide from Reeds Rains Rhyl, Denbighshire

Rhyl has always been known as a popular seaside resort and for years we've seen people enjoying their holidays in the town and making the most of the beach and promenade facilities. The town has recently been granted funding for a new shopping centre and food outlet's towards the west end of the promenade providing more jobs which in turn will see the housing market go from strength to strength with the influx of new people entering the town.

Property market in Rhyl

Rhyl's housing market has a high demand for investment properties but with them being snapped up quickly it's causing a short supply but also making a fantastic rental market. Property in Rhyl itself is more affordable than surrounding areas making it popular to buyers. You will find many properties available under £100,000.

Types of resident in Rhyl

Rhyl is a popular place for a mixture of residents ranging from your younger first time buyers just getting on the housing ladder to your older generation looking for a retirement home close to the sea.  For the families living in the area, there are a range of primary schools both English and Welsh, and a secondary school, Rhyl High.

What/Who Rhyl is known for

Rhyl has long been a popular tourist destination for people from all over Britain. Once an elegant Victorian resort, there was an arrival of people from Liverpool and Manchester after the second World War which changed the face of the town. The area has improved due to a series of regeneration projects bringing in major investment. European funding, secured by the Welsh Government, has produced millions for the development of Rhyl's seafront.


The town is also the post town for one of three general hospitals in North Wales. Glan Clwyd Hospital, located in nearby Bodelwyddan, is the second largest of the three (after Wrexham Maelor) and provides emergency care and general surgery.

Why it is great to live in Rhyl

Sales Negotiator Daniel says: “Living in Rhyl is such a convenience; it’s on the doorstep to all local amenities and the beach front. Everything is only a stones throw away and there are a range of different restaurants to choose from. The local residents are always friendly; you will not struggle to make new friends.”

Types of property in Rhyl

As a popular residential area, there are a range of property types from beautiful Edwardian style properties to your newer recently built properties. A lot of the older properties close to the centre of town have been transformed into apartment blocks. You will also find larger properties overlooking the sea front which has been made in to guest houses but also some that are still used as family homes offering superb views of the far reaching coast.

Buying property in Rhyl

As Rhyl's most popular estate agents, Reeds Rains have properties for sale of all different types and sizes. As well as covering Rhyl there is also Rhuddlan, Kinmel Bay and Denbigh. Close to the town you will be able to pick up a property for under £100,000. Going further out of town you will see prices increase and you will hit Rhuddlan which is a very sought after village and the prices will increase again on average to between £170,000 and £250,000.

Most sought after addresses/areas in Rhyl

Some of the most sought after addresses in the area are Highlands Close, Rhuddlan. It is a quiet spot made up of larger properties (both houses and bungalows). The most popular area of Rhyl is the South End where prices range approximately between £140,000 - £170,000. Another address which buyers like is Brynhedydd Bay, Rhyl which is situated off the beach front.

Renting property in Rhyl

Rhyl is popular for its rental properties and prices start from £350 per month up to £500 per month for a two bedroom flat. For a spacious three bed house with a garden you will look from approximately £550 per month to anything up to £675 per month. A wide range of properties can be found in the area and depending on the location the prices will vary slightly.

Shopping & Food in Rhyl

Rhyl benefits from some bigger high street shops as well as smaller independent boutiques. These include Dorothy Perkins, Matalan and New Look; a Morrison’s for your weekly grocery shop is near the heart of town which also benefits from a small cafe area and petrol station. There are also several restuarants on the High Street.

Culture and Leisure in Rhyl

You will find a range of activities to do within Rhyl including its cinema, outdoor pool situated on the promenade, its own football team who are always looking for new players and more than welcoming to new faces. For any fitness addicts you'll be able to find several gyms’ and a leisure centre which has an indoor swimming pool.