In this blog, we’re going to outline how you can find quality, affordable family homes to rent in Peterborough. We’ll also highlight why Peterborough is an excellent place to raise a family.
Is Peterborough A Good Place For A Family?
Yes! The affordable city of Peterborough in the heart of rural East England is an excellent place to call home. The residents of Peterborough enjoy the best of both worlds with its perfect combination of stunning countryside and vibrant city life.
Peterborough is currently undergoing a £600 million city regeneration plan, which was announced in 2020. The regeneration plan is one of many projects being carried out to rejuvenate the area. The plan is aiming to provide high-quality private and commercial property in the heart of the city, create space for new retail and leisure facilities and improve the existing public spaces.
Peterborough’s proximity to the countryside means there is a wide range of beautiful outdoor hotspots for your family to enjoy. Walking, cycling, hiking, outdoor swimming and more can be enjoyed at the award-winning green spaces.
Plus, the fantastic transport links in and out of the city make commuting easy.
Schools In Peterborough
Peterborough has an excellent choice of nurseries, schools, colleges and sixth forms. This includes a high number of schools that have been deemed Good or Outstanding by Ofsted. Find out more about the best schools in Peterborough here.
Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge is also within commuting distance. A brand new university campus, ARU Peterborough, is currently being developed in the city and is expected to open its doors in September 2022.
This brand new Anglia Ruskin University is part of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and Peterborough City Council initiative and will welcome 2,000 students.
Things To Do
From petting farms and wildlife havens to art galleries and city markets, Peterborough is not short of things to do. There’s something for the whole family in this up and coming city.
Peterborough also has a range of restaurants, pubs, bars and event venues, making it a great night out. Find out more about the top things to do in Peterborough here.
Finding Family Homes To Rent In Peterborough
Accent Housing is a housing association providing quality, affordable homes across England, including many homes in Peterborough and surrounding areas.
We aim to help families, couples and individuals find their ideal home in the city or a quieter area on the outskirts of the city. The homes we have in Peterborough are available through a choice-based letting scheme.
Choice-based letting schemes allow you to make choices about where you want to live and which home is most suitable for you.
If you are looking for family homes to rent in Peterborough, you need to register with Peterborough Homes Partnership - find more information here. Once your application has been accepted and you have been added to the housing register, you will be able to search for family homes to rent in Peterborough and bid on suitable properties.
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 With Accent Housing
If you would like more information about finding a family home to rent in Peterborough, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Accent Housing. Or if you have questions about choice-based lettings, shared ownership or anything else we have covered in this blog, we give us a call on 0345 678 0555.
Accent Housing has been providing homes for a diverse range of people since 1966. Our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
If you can’t find your ideal home in Peterborough and you are open to moving elsewhere in the East, we can help. Accent has a range of homes available in Cambridgeshire and other excellent locations.