North of Essex and Hertfordshire, the County of Cambridgeshire is known to have been home to one of the earliest Neolithic settlements. Steeped in history, it is a popular location choice with young professionals, families, and retired people, with its easy access to London, good state and private schooling, relaxed pace, and idyllic, picturesque scenery. A predominantly rural county in the east of England, property prices in Cambridgeshire are affordable and the area offers something for everyone. Here, we shine the spotlight on three areas we believe are ideal for relocation.
Famed for being home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, the City has long attracted academics to the area. With Cambridge Science Park housing over 100 entrepreneurial businesses, and Cambridge Science Centre inspiring children and enabling them to “experience hands-on adventures in STEM”, education and technological development are very much a part of the ethos of the city.
Cambridge exudes grandeur and culture. The beauty of the architecture, the abundance of history and the rich mix of diverse arts makes this unique City internationally renowned. Visitors flock to Cambridge to take in the sights, visit the many museums or simply spend an afternoon punting on the River Cam. Driving in the city centre is greatly restricted but Cambridge has an extensive network of cycle paths, and cycling is the by far the most popular mode of transport.
Current average rental asking price: £1,089*
Current average property asking price: £466,827*
Commute time to London: From 47 minutes**
Commute time to Peterborough: From 49 minutes**
The medieval City where history and modern-day living blend perfectly. Named as one of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Medieval World,’ Ely Cathedral, which dates back to the 11th Century, is described in the Visit Ely Visitor Guide as presenting “…a breath-taking vision, an embodiment of beauty and serenity”. Noted for being the former home of Oliver Cromwell, whose house is now the City’s Tourist Information Centre, Ely offers a wealth of historical sites, museums and galleries whilst also proffering high street shops, independent boutiques, restaurants and cafes for locals and visitors to enjoy the advantages of the more contemporary era.
Current average rental asking price: £887*
Current average property asking price: £300,478*
Commute time to London: From 1 hour 8 minutes**
Commute time to Peterborough: From 31 minutes**
The market town of St Neots is situated on the west of the county on the River Ouse. Its medieval heritage is ubiquitous and accentuates the town’s friendly character and charm. It hosts a weekly farmers market and boasts an array of retailers, alongside a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes. St Neots is perfect for families due to its variety of entertainment and leisure facilities as well as wide open spaces to explore and enjoy. You could visit the nature reserve, take a boat tour, let the children burn some energy at the trampoline park or spend a lazy afternoon picnicking on the riverside. However you like to spend your free time, St Neots will have something for you to love.
Current average rental asking price: £869*
Current average property asking price: £315,577*
Commute time to London: From 39 minutes**
Commute time to Peterborough: From 22 minutes**
**source: The Train Line
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