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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.