New Homes in Cambridge
An iconic university city drenched in history and tradition; Cambridge sits on the banks of the River Cam. The county town of Cambridgeshire in East England, you can choose to be in the town centre or in a surrounding spot like Huntingdon or St Ives with houses in Cambridge, while Peterborough is 40 miles away.
Whether you’re exploring the university’s attractions such as its museums and botanic gardens, visiting the impressive Fitzwilliam Museum or crossing the Bridge of Sighs, you’ve also got open spaces like Milton Country Park, Coldham’s Common and Byron’s Pool in the area. So take a look below to explore our developments closest to Cambridge.
Living in Cambridge
A beautiful little city packed with charm and character, Cambridge is a wonderful place to buy a new home. Particularly if you do so through our Part Exchange scheme, where we could buy your existing home off you. This is a great way to simplify the process and cut out those costly estate agent fees.
Things to see and do in Cambridge
Cambridge is packed with cultural and historical attractions, many of which are intertwined with the city’s world-renowned university. King’s College Chapel, the Bridge of Sighs and the stunning University Museum of Zoology are all highlights, along with the Museum of Classical Archaeology and the Cambridge University Botanic Garden.
The Museum of Cambridge is an absolute must-visit, along with the famous Wren Library, home to an array of rare books and manuscripts. From the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, to the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Science Centre, you can also look forward to exploring open spaces such as Wandlebury Country Park, Milton Country Park and Midsummer Common.
The university aside, Cambridge is also a wonderful place for younger children to study. Top options include Histon and Impington Junior School, which is just north of the city centre and classed as outstanding by Ofsted. Likewise Comberton Village College and Chesterton Community College, with the latter a more centrally located option than the former.
Transport links in Cambridge
A stroll through Cambridge will reveal how many locals prefer to get around on their bikes, with the local council also encouraging walking and park and ride services. A punt down the river may not be convenient for a daily commute, but thankfully the city has a train station close to the heart of town.
The M11 also begins close to the city, enabling you to drive south to Bishop’s Stortford in just over half an hour. London is around an hour and 15 minutes away in good traffic, while there are trains to the capital which take less than 55 minutes.
The Cambridge property market
As a desirable place to live with some beautiful property in the area, there’s a strong market in Cambridge. Competition can be fierce for attractive homes, so you’ll need to act quickly to secure a 3 or 4 bedroom houses on streets like Huntingdon Road and Wellington Road. To speed up the process, sign up for one of our latest offers, such as our Movemaker scheme whereby we’ll help with the sale of your current home.
Help to Buy Cambridge
In Cambridge you can take advantage of Help to Buy East of England if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy East of England page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.