Here at Letters Group we are a Peterborough based estate agency. So, we are slightly biased about houses in Peterborough. However, Peterborough really is a great city and a brilliant place to buy a home. It’s a city that has won various accolades such as best place to raise a family and one of the most affordable commuter towns in the UK too.
But this is just the icing on the cake of why we think you should move to Peterborough. Please see some of our other favourite reasons as listed below.
Peterborough boasts six high performing business sectors. These include agri-tech, food and drink, advanced engineering and manufacturing, energy and environment, financial services along with digital and creative industries. Employment prospects in Peterborough are really strong, in a wide range of areas.
A New City
While Peterborough isn’t a new city (the cathedral has been there over 900 years for a start), it is a city that is being reborn. Peterborough is expected to be one of the fastest growing cities in England by 2025. Millions of pounds are being invested into revamping this growing city and there are lots of exciting leisure, retail and dining spaces being created too.
London Is On The Doorstep
Trains to London from Peterborough are very regular, but they are fast too. Journey times from Peterborough to London will be around 37 minutes when the rail improvements are completed. The average return ticket is just £45 – making Peterborough a well-placed city for people wanting that London pay packet without the huge living costs
Peterborough lays claim to being the first ‘Gigabit City in the UK. That’s 90km of pure fibre network that was installed through a £30million investment. This has meant that businesses and public services in Peterborough have some of the fastest internet in the world. Peterborough was also named one of the top ‘Smart Cities’ in the UK in 2017. This was due to the unique approach Peterborough takes in regard to reducing wastage and relying on raw materials.
So Much Culture
The first stop for many tourists to Peterborough is the Cathedral. It’s over 900 years old and has a dramatic Romanesque interior and original wood ceiling. There are only 4 of its kind across Europe. The museum in Peterborough is free to visit and houses over 200,000 national and international items. The healthy art scene in Peterborough keeps growing year on year too. Not forgetting all the incredible festivals including Peterborough Beer Festival, the Arts Festival, Comedy Week and more.
If you want to see what Peterborough has to offer; give our friendly estate agents a call. We can find some houses that suit your needs and budget. Let us show you around the amazing city that is Peterborough.