In recent years Peterborough has become the fastest growing city in the UK, ahead of cities like Liverpool, Manchester and even London. Peterborough offers direct transport links to many major towns and cities across the UK. The city centre has received a £12 million transformation of the historic Cathedral Square and it’s a buzzing hub.
So, what is it like to live in Peterborough?
The city of Peterborough retains a rich history and is home to several important archaeological and historic sites. These include the 13th century cathedral, Flag Fen, Burghley House and many more. It is also home to Nene Park which offers over three miles of stunning countryside to be enjoyed by people far and wide.
Peterborough is an up and coming city. It’s extremely well-connected and growing with new family homes, start-up businesses and larger businesses setting up additional warehouses around Peterborough.
However, Peterborough is still an affordable place to live. The average house prices are still below the national average. In contrast to many other areas, the price of houses in Peterborough have continued to steadily rise at around 4% over the last few years.
Could Peterborough be a smart move for you and your family?
One reason people choose to live in Peterborough is the affordable housing matched with the excellent transport links. Peterborough actually offers the fastest average commute in the UK. The A1 is on our doorstep and the railway station is just a 10-minute walk from the town centre. You can get to London from Peterborough within 40 minutes on the fast train.
School wise, Peterborough is served by over 70 impressive schools and colleges. This includes two independent schools and other 40 academies. 85% of the schools in Peterborough were rates Good or Outstanding by Ofsted. In 2018, The Kings School was names East Anglia’s State Secondary School of the Year.
If you want to know what it is like to live in Peterborough, call our team. Our friendly estate agents are all based in or around Peterborough. They’ll happily tell you what it’s like to live in Peterborough. Or, come and visit the city. There is lots to see and do during your stay in this fantastic city.