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Living in Neath Port Talbot

Welcoming, honest and dramatically Welsh

Neath Port Talbot really is a great place to live and work. Sitting between the foothills of the Brecon Beacons and the golden sands of Aberavon Beach, our county offers quick connections to Cardiff and Swansea coupled with a healthy dose of semi-rural living with affordable housing and high-quality schools.

From the mountains and valleys, rivers and coast, to the rural and industrial landscapes of its proud heritage, Neath Port Talbot offers a place of extreme diversity where beauty and grit combine to form an unexpected landscape and an unrivalled community spirit in the towns and villages that make up our county.

The people who live here are as much a part of the area as our landscapes. You’ll find our inimitable character everywhere – friendly and straight talking. Live in Neath Port Talbot and you’ll get the opportunity to become part of a tight-knit community which offers a real sense of belonging. And that is priceless.

NPT in numbers

64 councillors
6,500+ employees
5 valleys
3 towns
140,000 residents
540+ miles of walking and cycling routes
3 miles of beach
1 university campus
25 apprenticeships established
3,250+ businesses

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