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Thinking of moving to Cambridge? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Cambridge has to offer.

House Prices 🏠

  • Most expensive property: £2,400,000
  • Average house price in city: £469,989
  • Cheapest property: £78,750

Property Investment 🏠🏠

Demographics of the city of Cambridge are highly influenced by the feature for which it is probably best known – the university:

  • So, although the most recent census reveals a total population of around 130,000, approximately 25,000 of these were students
  • Although student incomes may represent the lower end of the scale, Cambridge also has a much higher proportion of those in the highest paid professional, administrative and managerial jobs than the national average
  • By the same token, it also has a much lower than average proportion of workers in manual and unskilled jobs.

Economy ££

Today, as throughout most of its history, a significant influence on the economy of Cambridge is the presence of its university:

  • It employs some 8,000 staff
  • The university comprises 29 separate colleges and has a total enrolment of around 20,000 students
  • Cambridge has its own version of Silicon Valley, in this case called Silicon Fen
  • The city is also the home of the Cambridge University Press – which alone generates an estimated annual revenue in excess of £200 million.

Location and Transport 🚌

  • Cambridge is located just 50 miles northeast of London and therefore easily accessible by the M11 motorway, which terminates only a little way north of the city
  • Cambridge has direct rail links to two London stations, Kings Cross and Liverpool Street
  • The Cambridge Gateway project will see a £3.1 million refurbishment of the mainline railway station
  • A further station – Cambridge Science Park – is also planned and due to open in 2017.

Education 🎓

  • The 29 undergraduate colleges that make up the University of Cambridge of course feature in any mention of education in the city
  • Anglia Ruskin University also has a campus in the city
  • There are 35 state schools within the City of Cambridge
  • Acclaimed private sector schools include The Leys, St Mary’s, Sancton Wood, and The Perse.

Environment 🌷

  • Cambridge prides itself on being a green city
  • Many of the parks and gardens are alongside the River Cam
  • Midsummer Common, Parker’s Piece and Jesus Green are among the best known of the city’s many open spaces.

Trivia 🎬

Finally, did you know …

  • Cambridge University was founded in 1209 – but by students from its arch-rival Oxford University
  • The very first game of football, played according to the rules later adopted by the Football Association, took place on Parker’s Piece in the centre of the city
  • More takeaway meals are bought per head of population in Cambridge than anywhere else in Britain.

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