Cambridge named in top 20 of annual quality of life survey

Cambridge named in top 20 of annual quality of life survey

Cambridge named in top 20 of annual quality of life survey

Anyone who lives in or around Cambridge will know it’s a great place to be. With fantastic countryside on the doorstep, a wide choice of shops, pubs, bars, and restaurants and excellent schools, the city has something for everyone.

In fact, the lifestyle on offer in Cambridge is so good, the city has made it into Halifax’s annual Quality of Life survey. Beating out many other parts of the country to make it into the top twenty, Cambridge is now officially one of the best places to live in the UK.


Halifax Quality of Life survey

The Halifax Quality of Life survey examines 26 factors that homebuyers might take into account when searching for a property. As @CambridgeNewsUK says, “These include traffic and crime rates, health and wellbeing, housing affordability, earnings, employment and education.”

When everything was added up, South Cambridgeshire, which includes the city of Cambridge, came in at an impressive 13th place.

Cambridge market


One of the main reasons Cambridge ranks so highly in the Quality of Life survey is that, outside of London, it offers some of the best job opportunities in the country. 

A number of international companies have been drawn to the area, largely in order to have direct access to the bright minds that graduate from the university every year. 

As well as the fantastic jobs available in the city itself, Cambridge is also within easy reach of London. This means that people living in the city can commute to the capital and have access to the huge jobs market that’s available there. 



Families relocating to a new town or city will always take schools into account before they make their move. Luckily for those living in Cambridge, the city is home to a fantastic choice of excellent state and independent schools. This ensures your kids have access to a great education and can really make the most of their time in the city. When they leave school, young people living in Cambridge can always apply to the world-famous university and continue their education in the city. 


Green spaces 

Having easy access to green space and fresh air is incredibly important for the quality of life. One of the best things about Cambridge is the number of parks and open spaces in and around the city. From the expansive Parker’s Piece to the beautiful Jesus Green and the historic Midsummer Common, Cambridge offers a wonderful choice of inner-city parks and green areas. For even more greenery, jump on a bus or train and head to the countryside outside the city. Packed full of walking routes and boasting some beautiful villages and country pubs, the local landscape is one of the most picturesque in the UK.  

Learn more about living in Cambridge, and start your search for a home in the city by exploring our site or getting in touch with a member of our team.