Quality of Living

THE PLACE TO BE

As two of the fastest growing cities in the country, Cambridge and Peterborough are managing to balance growth with a high quality of living.

With a blend of history and modernity, the cities continue to develop and grow, whilst setting high design standards for their surroundings to ensure that the area remains a popular place to live and work.

Whether you choose to live in either city, bustling market town, or one of a series of beautiful villages across the area, you will be within easy reach of award winning restaurants serving delicious local produce, a range of independent and high street shops, a wide variety of cultural attractions and festivals, and stunning countryside.

DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT…

  • Best place to work in the UK: Cambridge 1st and Peterborough 5th
  • Best rural place to live: Five out of the top 15 locations in our area. Rutland 1st, Uttlesford (in North West Essex, near Cambridge) 3rd, South Cambridgeshire 7th, Huntingdonshire 9th and East Cambridgeshire 15th
  • The Sunday Times Best Places to Live: Ranked De Freville Avenue in Cambridge as one of the best places to live in the country, along with Great and Little Abington, near Cambridge, and Houghton, near Huntingdon

HIGHLY SKILLED WORKFORCE

The Cambridge area is home to some of the brightest and best minds in the world. From recent university graduates through to experienced workers, many companies choose to locate in the Cambridge area because of the skilled workforce on offer to them.

In fact, Cambridge ranks number one in Europe for high-skilled residents with 61.4% of the working age population qualified to NVQ Level 4 and above.

ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY NAMED ‘GLOBAL RISING STAR’

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), based in Cambridge, has been named as one of 20 top universities set to challenge the global elite by 2030. The ‘Class of 2030: Which universities will rise – and how will they do it?’ report focused on new universities that are rapidly rising up the world rankings, and ARU is the only university in the UK to feature in the list. This accolade comes on the back of ARU being named Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2014 by the Times Higher Education Awards.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE REMAINS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD

The University of Cambridge has once again been named as one of the best universities in the world to study at by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016.

The University was placed 4th in the world, above Harvard, Yale and Princeton. The ranking is testament to the high quality teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook of Cambridge.

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