Best areas to live in Cambridge

Best areas to live in Cambridge

Best areas to live in Cambridge

Although Cambridge is a relatively small city, it still has a number of distinct neighbourhoods. From the vibrant streets of the city centre to the calm, quiet suburbs, Cambridge has something for everyone. As the neighbourhood you live in will have a big impact on your experience of the city, it’s essential you choose the right location when moving to Cambridge. Here’s a quick guide to the best areas in and around the city centre to help you make up your mind.



In 2018, The Times named the suburb of Chesterton as one of the best places to live in the UK. Noted for its great location, affordability, excellent transport links and lively bars and restaurants, and just a short walk from the city centre, Chesterton offers a peaceful location and easy access to Cambridge’s many attractions. If this sounds like the spot for you, take a look at our properties in stylish Fitzgerald Place, right in the heart of Chesterton. 


Newmarket Road

Located in the centre of Cambridge, just a stone’s throw from the city’s shops, restaurants, bars, theatres, museums, and colleges, Newmarket Road is right at the heart of the action. 

The perfect spot for those who enjoy a bit of retail therapy, and those who want to take full advantage of the city’s nightlife, this lively location will help you get the very best out of life in Cambridge. Take a look at our Napier Street properties to find out more.

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Mill Road

Described as the Islington of Cambridge, the city’s Mill Road district offers a great choice of bars, shops and restaurants as well as fantastic transport links. One of the area’s top attractions is its huge choice of eateries. As @Cambslive says, ”You can get every kind of takeaway on Mill Road so if you can’t cook very well then this is the place.”

We have a number of properties located in the Mill Road area, including locations in Great Eastern Street, Stockwell Street, and Devonshire Road.


Hills Road

Located to the south of the city centre, just a short walk from Cambridge Railway Station, Hills Road is a great spot for people who want to get out and explore. As well as regular train links, the area boasts a number of bus routes and bike paths, ensuring it’s incredibly well connected to both the city centre and surrounding areas. Our properties in The Triangle, Station Park, and Great Northern Road are all close to this vibrant spot.


Milton Road

One of the main arteries heading north from the city centre, Milton Road is currently undergoing a major redesign. Following a development project, Milton Road is going to have better cycle paths, clearer junctions and a more pedestrian-friendly layout.

As the road is such an important route in and out of Cambridge, it’s a great location for those who want to explore the local area. Check out our Milton Road, Science Park, and Green End Road properties to find out more.

If you’re thinking about moving to Cambridge, we can help. Take a look around our site to start planning your relocation.