Living in Cambridge offers the best of both worlds, balancing the friendliness of a town with the size, convenience, and facilities of a city.
At the heart of the city are the wonderful historic buildings of the colleges that together form Cambridge University.
Threading through them is the River Cam, famous for the punts that crowd the water every day.
“When I was first offered a job at Red Gate, I was a little apprehensive, but it's been easy to get to know people here.
Some of my closest friends in Cambridge started off as ‘that-person-on-the-second-floor-next-to-the-copier.”
Cambridge offers a choice of living in the town or country.
Within Cambridge itself, there is a wide choice of flats and houses in walking distance from the town centre.
Outside Cambridge, there are lots of lovely villages and smaller towns that offer a real slice of the good life.
If you’re thinking of buying or prefer to use an agency, a list can be found on Zoopla.
“A high percentage of people who live here have relocated whether it was six months ago or 20 years ago, so lots of people can relate to the issues and feelings involved.”
“Moving to Cambridge, my biggest consideration was probably finding somewhere close to work and town.
In my first week here quite a few people emailed me with restaurant and pub recommendations that were really useful.”
Cambridge is generally flat, so cycling is very popular – so popular that more people cycle in Cambridge than anywhere else in the country.
There’s also a bus service that’s … quite good, and bus connections to Huntingdon and St Ives that are very good.
Add a train station and Stansted airport just down the road and you can literally get anywhere quickly.
“One of the best things about moving to Cambridge is its size; you can walk or cycle just about anywhere.”
“Cambridge is the best city I've ever seen for cyclists. It's great not to need a car.”
Perhaps we're biased, but for us Cambridge offers everything you could possibly want in terms of entertainment.
Well served with a variety of restaurants, you'll never be stuck for choice.
This culturally vibrant city offers an array of local sites to visit, world famous museums, a wide range of live music venues, and bars where you can let yourself loose.
For a quick, fun guide to Cambridge, take a wander through our delightfully intriguing infographic.
And for more detailed information, visit Cambridge Local Secrets for the lively guide to everything local.
“The Empress pub in Romsey Town has the best atmosphere and the coolest quiz around; the Fez nightclub still has the best Rock / DnB nights in town.”