Are you looking for an affordable, quality home to rent in Peterborough? Are you thinking of relocating to the area? Accent Housing may be able to help you. We are a housing association with a range of excellent, affordable homes to rent in Peterborough and surrounding areas.
Is Peterborough A Nice Place To Live?
Peterborough is an up and coming city in the heart of rural East England. It is one of the more affordable cities in the east and is undergoing several regeneration projects.
In 2020, a £600 million city regeneration plan was announced, which 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”.
Despite COVID-19 interruptions, these development plans appear to be on schedule and the people behind the regeneration are looking to the future.
One key future plan is the overhaul of the city’s main leisure centre, which will have a brand new gym, swimming facility, yoga and exercise studios, squash courts, soft play areas and more.
Peterborough offers a combination of city hot spots and outdoor havens. It has award-winning green spaces and its proximity to the countryside offers an abundance of things to do, including cycling, hiking, outdoor swimming and more.
Ferry Meadows Country Park, Sacrewell Farm and Railworld Wildlife Haven are firm family favourites when it comes to days out. The city also boasts several historic buildings and cultural hotspots, including the beautiful Peterborough Cathedral. The 900-year-old cathedral is the city’s most notable tourist attraction, which showcases a stunning Early English Gothic style. You can even enjoy spectacular views of the city from the cathedral tower.
Peterborough has excellent transport links in and out of the city, meaning there is always a range of jobs available both in the city and in surrounding areas. Plus, there is a selection of excellent schools in the area, including a handful of Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ schools.
Accent Homes To Rent In Peterborough
Accent Housing has a wide range of homes to rent in Peterborough and surrounding areas. This includes a range of houses, flats and sheltered accommodation. We help families, couples and individuals find their ideal home in the city or a quieter area on the outskirts of the city.
Our Independent Living schemes in Peterborough offer generously sized self-contained flats for the over 55’s, suitable for single applicants and couples.
The ‘Homes For Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’ Partnership
In 2019, we teamed up with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and 14 other housing associations to create the Homes For Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Initiative.
This partnership and initiative will use £170m of Government grant to build 40,000 homes in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire over the next 20 years. This includes a mix of homes for open market sale and affordable rent. The initiative is hoping to have at least 2,000 affordable homes built by the end of 2021.
Aside from building new, affordable homes, the partnership is planning to improve and support the local community. This includes delivering and promoting social activities, improving the physical environment and supporting charities and community groups.
How Do I Rent An Affordable Home In Peterborough?
If you need an affordable yet quality home in Peterborough, Accent can help. As mentioned, we have a wide range of homes to rent in Peterborough, including flats, houses and sheltered accommodation. However, the homes we have in Peterborough are let through the local choice-based letting scheme.
If you are interested in renting a home in Peterborough, you will need to register with Peterborough Homes Partnership - more information here. Once you have joined the housing register and your application has been accepted, you will be able to search and bid on suitable properties 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.
If you are struggling to find your perfect home in Peterborough, or you are open to relocating elsewhere, we have homes in nearby areas, including Cambridgeshire.
Get in touch to find out more.