This is a predominantly residential area with a variety of social and private housing. There are many shopping outlets on Newport Road as well as local shops at the top of Rumney Hill and on Wentloog Road, Countisbury Avenue in Llanrumney also. New Industrial & Business Estates have been developed alongside existing ones on Lamby Way providing welcome employment opportunities for many residents in Cardiff.
Within the older sectors of the Rumney area are places of interest, such as the historic Rumney Pottery which is still in use today and also the remains of the old Rumney Castle which was a major stronghold on the South Wales coast. The remains of the castle were excavated in the late 70s and early 80s. An old quarry which is now being used as a children's park is situated off Ty Mawr Road (Ty Mawr - Welsh language for "Big House")