Featuring a medieval castle, the market town of Conwy shares its name with the county borough. The town itself faces Deganwy across the river, while there are views towards the mountainous Snowdonia skyline in the distance. A scenic tourist destination with hostelry and attractions, the town is sometimes also called Conway. The population is approximately 15,000, totalling over 56,000 in the wider Aberconwy area, a figure which includes Llandudno and Betws-y-Coed.
There are good transport links with the A55 main road and the North Wales rail line. A picturesque quayside is home to a working lifeboat station, conveniently sited for access to the North Wales coastline from Liverpool Bay to the Irish Sea. Welsh is a widely spoken language in this region.
Figures from uswitch.com report 71 percent full and part-time employment. Conwy and Denbighshire had an average house price of only £136,500 in 2015, although some rents can be expensive. In Conwy town, semi-detached and terraced homes sell for an average price of £163,036 to £165,000, and newer flats for around £183,000; the area is also popular for retirement.
According to reports in WalesOnline, regeneration projects are likely to create around 400 jobs in the province, with a £12.8 million boost to area funding, from which the Conwy area is expected to benefit with £680,000 for energy efficiency work in nearby Colwyn Bay. Additionally, the North Wales Pioneer reported that the Conwy-based Brenig Construction company has provided a jobs boost over recent years, with turnover increasing tenfold. The business has a 43,000-square-foot site in Old Colwyn, and with more than sixty employees at present, it could offer new jobs in Conwy.