Is Cambridge A Nice Place To Live?

In this Accent Housing blog, we will give you all the information surrounding Cambridge and why you should consider relocating to the area…

This stunning but tiny city offers the perfect blend of cosmopolitan and old-world living. One of the reasons Cambridge is such a wonderful place to live is that you have all the convenience of a city full of amenities, without the built-up city feel. Throughout the city, there are plenty of green spaces, parks, and fields, which are just perfect for an autumn walk.

Is It Safe To Live In Cambridge?

You’ll be pleased to know that Cambridge is an extremely safe place to live. In fact, a few years ago it was voted the 8th safest place to live in the UK in comparison to other cities and university towns.

It’s a perfect location to bring up a family, settle down as a couple or even retire here – the city has everything.

Why Do People Chose to Live In Cambridge?

Unique And Bespoke Feel

Part of Cambridge's unique charm is the huge number of privately owned shops.

Whether it's a stall at the market, the amazing cheese shop, a florist or a boutique, there are plenty of small and independently owned businesses that help keep Cambridge the unique and vibrant city it is.

Great Educational System

The Cambridgeshire area offers a wide selection of state and independent schools.

Outstanding primary schools in Cambridge include The Spinney Primary School and St Albans Catholic Primary School. Secondary education you have Chesterton Community College and Parkside Community College are also highly rated.

The University of Cambridge needs no introduction with former students including Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, and Sir David Attenborough says it all.

Excellent Transport Links

A popular destination for people commuting to London, the direct train from Cambridge Station into London’s Kings Cross runs every half hour and takes less than 50 minutes. The central bus station offers direct routes throughout the whole of the UK.

Because the city is compact, and with not the best parking facilities, residents favour two wheels when entering the city. A survey found that 47% of residents cycle to work at least once a week.

Fantastic Place To Work crowned Cambridge as the ‘best place to work in the UK’ in 2018. It’s no wonder. With a cluster of enterprising tech businesses that call Cambridge home has earned the region the nickname Silicon Fen. Cutting-edge companies such as Huawei and Microsoft have major operations here – and that really is the tip of a chunky iceberg.

Health And Sport Facilities

As a widely renowned university city, you’ll be surprised to know it is well stocked when it comes to spas and fitness centres. For those looking to get in shape, there are various national names on the gym scene including the Nuffield Health Fitness and Wellbeing Centre and a branch of David Lloyd, as well as various Rowing Clubs for those who prefer to exercise on the river.


Cambridge is an excellent place to live, it has plenty to offer children, couples and the elderly looking to retire.

There's an abundance of outdoor space, which is great for cyclists and those who love the outdoors. It also benefits from great transport links to most places in the UK with very low levels of crime.

Living with Accent Housing

We are a housing association that's been providing homes and services for a diverse range of people since 1966. We currently own and manage more than 20,000 homes across England, including many in the Cambridge area. Demand for our affordable homes in the area is very high, which is why we're currently developing new homes for affordable rent and shared ownership.

To view our latest shared ownership homes visit, the experienced property sales team at Accent Housing.

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