Local area guide

Living in Cambridge

The buzz of bikes, old-world charm and an unmistakable sense of opportunity: Cambridge's cobblestone streets are the foundations of an irresistibly uplifting lifestyle.

Your guide to moving to Cambridge

Why Cambridge is a good place to live

Cambridge's allure as a great place to live lies in its blend of cultural richness and academic prowess, offering an inspiring backdrop for living, learning and personal development.

The city's historic charm is characterised by majestic colleges, cobblestone streets and iconic landmarks. This rich heritage intertwines with a vibrant cultural scene of theatres, galleries and festivals.

The community in Cambridge is welcoming and the city has lower crime rates than larger urban areas, while parents can be sure of quality schools for their children.

A unique mixture of intellectual stimulation, cultural attractions and architectural beauty make Cambridge an exceptional place to live for those seeking a well-rounded and enriching lifestyle.

What's Cambridge famous for?

Cambridge is famous as the home of the prestigious University of Cambridge. It has a long history of academic excellence and groundbreaking research, attracting scholars from around the world.

Things to do in Cambridge

Punting on the River Cam is a must-do activity when in Cambridge. It's the perfect way to take in the city's famous architecture like King's College Chapel and Trinity and St John's Colleges.

Stroll through the charming streets of the city centre and stop by the bustling Market Square to browse local goods and grab a bite to eat.

Head to Mill Road to indulge in Cambridge's outstanding culinary scene. This area's vibrant atmosphere and gastronomic delights make it a must-visit.

In the evening, you have plenty of choices for a nightcap at one of the city's traditional pubs or trendy cocktail bars.

Average asking prices in Cambridge today

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Terraced

Avg. asking price

£440,000

265 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£600,000

439 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£450,000

282 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£265,000

288 properties for sale

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Local pubs in Cambridge

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  • Emperor

    Petersfield, Cambridge, CB2

    We have finally opened our refurbished Latin tapas bar in Cambridge, The Emperor, with exciting tapas menu, and a Latino atmosphere. Our food and drinks are based on Latin traditions fused with Cambridge creativity.

  • Alma

    Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2

    A fantastic traditional public house, eating place and live music establishment

  • Panton Arms

    Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2

    One of Cambridge’s best kept secrets!

  • Old Bicycle Shop

    Cambridge, CB2

    In 2013, a much-loved Cambridge institution closed its doors after 173 years’ trading. Howes Cycles claimed to be the oldest bicycle shop in the country and rumour has it that Charles Darwin, famed for his ‘Theory of Evolution’, bought a bike from here.

  • Six Bells

    Petersfield, Cambridge, CB1

    A traditional local pub with something for everyone 11 Covent Garden (just off Mill Road)

Transport in Cambridge

Trains

Cambridge's well-connected main station offers frequent services to London (50 mins), Peterborough (45 mins) and Stansted Airport (30 mins).

Buses

A comprehensive network of buses covers Cambridge and its surroundings, providing reliable transport options within the city and beyond.

Park and Ride

The Trumpington Park and Ride sits on the outskirts of Cambridge and provides a convenient option for accessing the city centre in about 15-20 minutes.

Car

The M11 motorway provides direct access to London and links to other major routes like the A14, connecting to Birmingham and Ipswich. The A10 road heads north to Ely and King's Lynn while the A428 takes you west to Bedford.

Airports

London Stansted Airport is 30 miles from Cambridge and accessible by a direct train connection or a short car journey. London Heathrow Airport is approximately a 2.5 hour drive and London Gatwick Airport is 3 hours away by car.

Transport connections

Cambridge
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Cambridge North
National Rail
2.5 miles / 4.0 km
Shelford (Cambs)
National Rail
3.2 miles / 5.1 km
Waterbeach
National Rail
5.4 miles / 8.7 km
Foxton
National Rail
6.1 miles / 9.8 km
Whittlesford Parkway
National Rail
6.5 miles / 10.5 km

Schools in Cambridge

Cambridge boasts a multitude of primary and secondary schools. Many are known for their academic excellence, providing children with a strong educational foundation.

The University of Cambridge is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world, offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across 31 colleges.

Anglia Ruskin University is another prominent institution in Cambridge with diverse academic offerings.

Schools in Cambridge

St. Andrew's College Cambridge
Ages: 15 - 22 years old
St Pauls CofE VA Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
Sancton Wood School
Ages: 1 - 16 years old
St Mary's School
Ages: 3 - 18 years old
St Alban's Catholic Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2014)
The Stephen Perse Foundation
Ages: 2 - 21 years old