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Selling your home in Cambridge
Cambridge is a university city on the banks of the River Cam around 50 miles to the north of London. Found in East Anglia it is the second largest city in Cambridgeshire and the 54th largest in the UK.
Education in Cambridge
Cambridge is most well-known for its university and its rivalry with the city and university of Oxford. Cambridge University was founded in 2909 and is regularly featured in the top five universities in the world.
Along with the Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge benefits from some 30,000 students each year. Making it a popular destination for both students and those looking to invest in a buy to let property.
Cambridge benefits from extensive transport links, although rapid growth in the 20th century have resulted in these becoming congested. The city lies next to both the M11 and A14 making it largely accessible by car.
Cambridge also benefits from good rail links, offering a direct train to London King’s Cross in under hour, making Cambridge a popular choice to live for those looking to commute to the city but live in a more affordable area than London. These rail links also stretch in the opposite direction to Norwich and the Midlands.
Culture in Cambridge
As well as a rich sporting heritage Cambridge also has a rich offering within the arts sector. There is a wide theatrical offering from the city’s main traditional theatre, the Arts Theatre, to the substantially larger Cambridge Corn Exchange. Both are prime examples of Cambridge’s rich historic architecture with the Corn Exchange having been built in the 19th century. Both theatres facilitate theatre at a range of levels from touring shows to local groups.
As well as being featured in a number of novels Cambridge also has strong roots in the music industry, with Pink Floyd probably the city’s most famous export. If you’re a music fan, check out the Corn Exchange and the Cambridge Junction for great music venues.
Rather take in some artistic inspiration? The Wysing Arts Centre is one of the leading research centres for the visual arts in the whole of Europe! Cambridge is also a hot bed for festival activity during the summer months. The city’s Midsummer Fair can be traced back as far as 1211. There is also the Strawberry Fair, a free music and children’s fair, the Cambridge Folk Festival, the Shakespeare Festival, Cambridge Film Festival and the Cambridge Beer Festival.
The wide variety of festivals alone highlight the rich mix of culture available to those living in Cambridge. As a city with something to offer everyone, it’s no wonder Cambridge is such a popular destination in which to live.
Buying in Cambridge
If you’re looking to buy or rent in Cambridge, there is a range of different areas to consider. Starting at Cambridge University? Try Round Church Street. It is just a stone’s throw away from the town centre, perfect for those with a thriving social life. Or if you take your studies more seriously, Queen’s Street is so close to the campus, the commute is almost non-existent.
Clarendon Road offers great school catchment areas, where as Station Road is ideal for those commuting to the city.
Looking to settle down and start a family? Gwydir Street and De Freville Avenue both have good reputations as family friendly communities.
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