Cambridge is a city of crocuses and daffodils, of green open spaces and cattle grazing only 500 yards from the market square.
The city manages to combine its role as an historic city with a world-renowned University and, in more recent years, a reputation as an internationally acknowledged center of excellence for technology and science.
Due to the high prices of property to rent and buy in the centre, most people live on the fringes of Cambridge .
Much of the newer housing developments have been seen in the neighbouring market towns of Mildenhall, Newmarket , Saffron Walden, St Neots, Royston, Biggleswade and Huntingdon. House prices tend to err of the slightly cheaper side which offsets the costs of commuting.
If you’re thinking of moving to the area, search for estate agents in Cambridge, they will offer a range of professional services for those looking to buy or rent a new home.
Cambridge is an extremely compact place which is great if you are out shopping and don’t want to walk too far. The Christ’s Lane Centre is one of two new additions to the city’s shopping options and is home to a number of fashion stores including Zara, Bank and H&M. The new Grand Arcade boasts Hobbs , LK Bennett, Gerry Weber, Links of London and Hugo Boss.
Elsewhere, Lion Yard is a more established centre with the likes of Lush and The Body Shop based there.
Aside from some of the most stunningly attractive green space that invites you to relax and enjoy, Cambridge has a number of ways to occupy your spare time. The Backs are the tranquil highlight of Cambridge offering the opportunity to relax on a punt whilst floating along the river at the back (hence the name) of some of the most famous and architecturally striking colleges.
There are a few notable museums and galleries, prominent among which is the Fitzwilliam Museum which has been described as “the finest small museum in Europe ”. T he Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences is packed with over 1m fossils. And of course there are the numerous colleges dating from 1209 that form the University of Cambridge that are open to the public.
As for sports, the city is home to Cambridge United FC and Cambridge RFC, whilst a number of other sports are played including American Football. And of course there is the infamous ‘Oxbridge’ boat race which provides a yearly competition between Cambridge and their big University rival.
The landscape of the county is essentially flat, offering excellent recreational activities, including walking and cycling.