The village is located between Pennard Golf Course and the cliffs of the Gower coast. The village comprises largely of modern twentieth and twenty-first century housing, but includes a variety of shops, a post office, a social club (The Southgate) and Pennard Golf Club at the northern end.
Southgate has some of the most expensive housing in the area, with average house prices in the village of £366,000 in 2018. In July 2017 a bungalow sold for £735,000 and another for £660,000, two of the three most expensive properties sold in the county in that month.
Southgate is also the largest community ward for Pennard Community Council, electing up to eleven of the fifteen community councillors.
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- Councillors, Pennard Community Council. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
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