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Why You Should Consider Moving to Cambridgeshire

Why should you look at moving to Cambridgeshire? Boasting stunning landscapes, a rich history, world-renowned educational institutions, a vibrant cultural scene, picturesque streets, a simple jaunt to London, and plenty to do on your downtime, we’ve whittled it down to a few core reasons why relocating to this stunning county is the right move.

8 reasons to live in Cambridgeshire

Cultural diversity


With a storied past, Cambridgeshire’s presence as a cultural landmark can be seen throughout its historical centres and charming villages. Even ignoring its world-famous university, there are a number of prestigious colleges, museums and libraries that provide a stimulating cultural experience for locals and tourists alike. And with unforgettable sites like Ely Cathedral, Anglesey Abbey, its theatres, a bustling music and arts scene,  and its many thrilling events and festivals throughout the year, there’s always something to get involved with. 



Looking for a place to shop? When you’re picking up bits for your new home, you can’t go wrong in Cambridgeshire. Cutesy boutiques, independent stores, designer outlets, and high street essentials – whatever your tastes, you’ll find what you need in no time. Plus, with a range of excellent shopping centres to choose from, like Lion Yard, The Grafton and Grand Arcade, you can make a day of it.

Bosphorus Restaurant is a place to eat in St Neots


Places to eat and drink


Foodies, rejoice! Cambridgeshire offers a thriving food and drink scene that caters to all tastes and preferences. Known for its locally-sourced produce, you have a plethora of farm shops, artisanal markets, and independent producers to choose between, so don’t shy away from trying something new. 

In addition to its rich agricultural heritage, you’ll always have an array of excellent restaurants, cafés, pubs, coffee shops and bars to visit. From cosy country pubs serving hearty British food to exciting Michelin-starred restaurants that give you unforgettable culinary experiences (not forgetting a number of award-winning breweries), start making your list of ‘must try’ now. 

We’ve already done the hard work for you in St Neots. Find the 7 best places to eat right here

Art and history


From art studies to art galleries, and bags of artistic inspiration waiting to be had, Cambridgeshire is never short of creatives. Twinned with its centuries-upon-centuries of fascinating history, get ready to learn something new, discover a secret passion, or see the county through artistic eyes. Whether it’s the unique Kettle’s Yard, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Houghton Mill (and its working 18th century watermill), Haddenham Arts Centre, and many more galleries, sculpture trails, and fascinating museums, there’s lots to sink your teeth into. And if you prefer music over art, there’s no shortage of brilliant venues and concert halls, like Cambridge Junction, The Secret Garden, and the renowned Corn Exchange.

Job opportunities


When it comes to its economy, Cambridgeshire is booming. As one of the UK’s largest tech centres, the county isn’t just a great place to find a business you want to work for, but also to start your own. Or, if your job takes you further afield, you’re well supported with its large commuter belt and brilliant transport networks, including park and ride systems, pedestrian zones, and well-connected rail and road. Cambridge Science Park alone hosts over 170 companies at all stages of their business journey, but there’s plenty more to find. The county is a positive melting pot of good ideas, great minds, and even greater possibilities for start-ups and global tech giants alike. 


Easy connection to London


One major connection to note is the county’s proximity to London. Positioned north of the city, it’s so simple to reach the capital for business or recreation. Less than an hour’s train journey to Kings Cross, enjoy the benefits of country living without removing yourself altogether. 

If you currently live in London and have been thinking about a change, take a read of our blog, ‘Thinking of moving out of London?’. 

Or, if you’re looking for some buyers’ inspiration, read Gabriel’s story about his move from London to Wintringham here

River flowing through St Neots

Green spaces


To say that Cambridgeshire has its share of beautiful green spaces would be an understatement. From stunning parks with riverside walks, grassy commons, and flower-filled gardens, to all the stereotypical whimsy the countryside has to offer, nature is never too far from your front door. 

At Wintringham, St Neots you’re spoilt for choice, from the St Neots Golf Club for eager drivers, to the stunning 72-acre Riverside Park, home to beautiful views and interesting events throughout the year. 

Take a look at what else you can get up to in St Neots here

New build houses and apartments in St Neots, Cambridgeshire

Our homes in Cambridgeshire


Located in the southwest corner of Cambridgeshire, our new-build homes at Wintringham showcase some of the best ways to enjoy the county and have everything you need within reach. A collection of one and two-bedroom apartments, and two, three and four-bedroom houses, all of our properties are just a short stroll to the town centre and local train station, and just over three miles from the A1.


Apartments in Wintringham, St Neots

The Foundry Apartments


The Foundry hosts a number of modern one and two-bedroom apartments, complete with contemporary kitchen/living areas, a private balcony, modern bathroom and ensuite, good sized bedrooms, and plenty of storage and light throughout. 

New build house in St Neots

The Taylor


The Taylor is a stunning detached home boasting 1,455 sqft of space. With two bathrooms, an ensuite, four spacious double bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen/diner, a separate living room, home office, garden and three parking spaces, there’s a whole lot to love about this property. 

More on the way in Cambridgeshire


In April 2023, the Joint Development Control Committee granted planning permission for us to build 160 new high-quality homes at Eddington, Cambridge – the University of Cambridge’s North West Cambridge Development. 

Together with Latimer, we’ll be building a series of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as three and four-bedroom homes, so you’ll have even more choice of where to live when moving to Cambridgeshire. More information can be found in our announcement of this great news

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