The north of Peterborough is becoming a much sought-after place to live by city dwellers looking for a better quality of life.
Flexible working and working from home are now becoming commonplace, which means more and more people are looking to move out of London to locations with good transport links, recreation activities and, overall, better standing of living.
Here’s how affordable commuter towns like Peterborough and surrounding towns, such as Market Deeping, Bourne and Stamford, are and how they’re becoming the region’s best-kept secrets.
“The Most Affordable Commuter Town
When you want to balance house price with London accessibility, move to Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. Despite ranking 111/116, average house prices are just £194,885 — the lowest of all the commuter towns reviewed. It’s a figure that’s difficult to ignore and could even justify the 51-minute commute to Kings Cross St Pancras, and £8,000 season ticket.
Admittedly, that information takes a bit of the shine off. But you would be living in a picturesque town, surrounded by attractions like Burghley House and Nene Park. Plus, it borders Rutland, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, so the number of activities and areas ripe for exploration opens up greatly.”