Best Places To Live In Peterborough?

Are you looking for a new place to call home in Peterborough? Or are you thinking about relocating to Peterborough? In this Accent Housing blog, we are going to guide you around the city and help you decide which area suits you best whether you’re a family, a couple or over 55.

Accent Housing is a housing association providing quality and safe homes throughout England, including homes in Peterborough and surrounding areas. Find out how you can become an Accent Housing resident here.

Is Peterborough A Nice Place To Live?

Yes, Peterborough is an excellent place to live! The city is situated in the heart of East England and is one of the most affordable cities to live in.

The city is currently undergoing a regeneration plan. In 2020, a £600m plan was announced, and aims to “provide high quality residential and commercial property in the heart of the city, plus space for additional cultural and retail attractions and improvements to the public realm”.

The city is only going in one direction, and that’s up!

Best Places To Live In Peterborough: For Families

Peterborough has an excellent choice of schools, family facilities, entertainment and affordable homes. A city is a popular place for families to settle down.

We would recommend the heart of the city for families wanting to move or relocate to Peterborough, the main reason being The Peterborough School.

The Peterborough School is an independent school teaching kids of all ages. The school teaches primary school children and secondary school children but also has a nursery and sixth form.

Situated just 5 minutes away is also the wonderful Railworld Wildlife Haven, a perfect day out for your little ones. Railworld is a must-see attraction for animal and train lovers.

Accent Housing often has affordable homes available to rend in Peterborough. Find your new home in Peterborough via our search function.

Best Places To Live In Peterborough: For Couples

We have been providing homes in Peterborough for decades, so we know what we are looking for. Here’s what we’d recommend if you’re a couple looking for affordable housing in Peterborough.

There are two places we’d recommend depending on your preferences in life as a couple. First of we have the typical city living and second a more of an out of city adventurous lifestyle.


Peterborough is certainly not short of restaurants, bars, pubs and entertainment venues. There is always something going on in the city and Eastgate is only a walk away, including theatre shows and comedy nights.

From the Queen’s Head to the alternative Met Lounge and even the shopping centre, you certainly won’t be bored living in the heart of the city.

Orton Waterville

There is also a selection of lovely market towns and villages surrounding Peterborough if you don’t want to live right in the city. 

If as a couple you love adventure and the outdoors then Orton Waterville would be ideal for you. Situated just a walk away you have multiple attractions including:

  • Orton Longueville Pond
  • Peterborough BMX track
  • Peterborough Yacht Club
  • Nene Park Peterborough

Best Places To Live In Peterborough: For Over 55’s

Thanks to Peterborough’s affordable housing, the city is becoming a popular place for over 55’s to settle down and relax. Accent Housing has a range of sheltered accommodation available to rent in Peterborough. Our sheltered accommodation is ideal for seniors who want to live independently in a safe environment with a bustling community.


Hampton is a developing township just south of the city of Peterborough. With plenty of pubs and walks, it’s an ideal area to settle down not living in the hustle and bustle of city living.

The benefit of living just on the outskirts means you can drive or get public transport into the city for the main attractions such as the art gallery and city markets.

Peterborough’s countryside means there is a wide range of beautiful outdoor hotspots for you to enjoy. Walking, cycling, hiking, outdoor swimming and more!

The ‘Homes For Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’ Partnership

In 2019, Accent Housing joined together with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and 14 other housing associations to create the Homes For Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Initiative.

This initiative is aiming to build 40,000 homes in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire over the next 20 years that will be available to rent or buy through shared ownership. At least 2,000 of these homes, including family homes, are expected to be finished by the end of 2021.

This will expand the number of affordable, high-quality family homes available to rent in Peterborough.

Get In Touch

Accent Housing is a housing association that has been providing homes and services for a diverse range of people since 1966.

We currently have more than 20,000 homes across England, spread over the North, East and South. Our goal is to provide high-quality, affordable homes that will improve the lives of our residents.

Accent Housing has a range of homes in Peterborough and surrounding areas. Our homes in Peterborough are let through the local council’s choice-based letting scheme – find out more and apply for a home here.

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