Best areas to live in Cambridge
The definition of a majestic city if there ever was one, Cambridge offers many pleasant and beautiful places to live. As such, property prices tend to be on the more expensive side when compared with other cities, but areas still cater to a variety of budgets.
Located just two miles outside of Cambridge, Chesterton has a beautiful location by the River Cam, and is nestled in between three green spaces: Midsummer Common, Logan’s Meadow, and Stourbridge Common. Houses sell for approximately £419,594, and it’s regularly cited as one of the best places to live in Cambridge due to its lively range of bars, restaurants and cafés, as well as its proximity to the city centre.
Hills Road lies two miles south of the city centre, and is popular with families due to its proximity to both The Perse Upper School, and Hills Road Sixth Form College. Just a short walk from Cambridge station, Hills Road is well-connected, with London just under a 50-minute train ride away. Average house prices here sit at £1.13 million, with properties typically semi and detached homes, with large gardens.
Synonymous with the TV show of the same name, Grantchester lies three miles south west of the city centre. Its proximity to the M11 makes it an ideal choice for commuters, with property prices costing an average of £716,250. Other draws to Grantchester include the picturesque Grantchester Meadows, the proximity of the River Cam, and the quaint Orchard Tea Garden – the perfect pitstop for when punting down the river.
Mill Road is popular with professionals due its range of cafes, restaurants and shops right on its doorstep. However, families like to move to the area too, as it’s close to four excellent schools. A 15-minute drive from Cambridge, it’s close to the heart of the action, and a property here will set you back by approximately £254,786.
De Freville Avenue
Situated next to Chesterton, it’s one of the most sought-after areas in Cambridge, with properties having an average price tag of £1.35 million. Jesus Green and Midsummer Common provide picturesque walking and cycling opportunities, and the River Cam is just a stone’s throw away. De Freville Avenue is also home to some of the city’s best schools, making it a popular place for families.