From the hallowed halls of its famed university to idyllic scenes of punting along the river, the timelessly charming atmosphere of Cambridge makes it a highly sought-after place to live, with many relocators exploring the possibility of a new home in the picturesque city. 

As we prepare to launch our new Waterbeach development, comprising a selection of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments and 3 & 4 bedroom houses, which strike a unique balance between sustainable living with nature at the core, with all the convenience and connections required for modern life, we’ll explore reasons to move to Cambridge and discover exactly why Cambridge is such a popular place to live. 

Exceptional education 

World renowned for its university, the prestigious University of Cambridge, it comes as no surprise that Cambridge is also home to a plethora of great schools. Numerous primary and secondary schools are identified by Ofsted as ‘Good’ and even ‘Outstanding’, making it easy to find good schools in Cambridge for children of all ages. 

Waterbeach Community Primary School is close by our new development, as well as Deneia primary school, due to open in autumn 2024, which will be a nearly net-zero energy building in keeping with the sustainable focus of the community and its lifestyle. The development is designed to provide modern housing that integrates with green spaces, sustainable transport and community living in Cambridgeshire; allowing people and nature to flourish in a way which adheres to five key action points on sustainability. 

Convenient connections 

With trains to King’s Cross running four times an hour and trains to Liverpool Street twice an hour, commuting to London from Cambridge couldn’t be simpler. There is also great park and ride options available for shorter commutes with reliable bus connections throughout the city. 

The cycling infrastructure in Cambridge is second to none, offering a healthy, eco-friendly travel option, which has been a staple of the city’s culture since the mid-1800s. 

Waterbeach also has its very own station offering direct links to Cambridge in under 15 minutes and London Kings Cross in around an hour, making it ideally located for commuters headed to the city centre or the capital. 

Once launched, the Waterbeach Sustainable Travel Hub will also provide local residents with handy alternatives to the car, such as a regular shuttle bus service to Waterbeach Rail Station, cycle hire, e-bike and scooter rental. On top of this, there are plans in place for a new station at Waterbeach, making connections even slicker. 

Glorious green space 

Another great advantage to a new home in Cambridge is easy access to beautiful countryside and vast green spaces. Whether you’re looking for quaint strolls around chocolate box villages like Fen Ditton or a rural ramble through 95 acres of woodland at Milton Country Park, adventure is always on hand and nature is never far away for Cambridge locals. 

For Waterbeach residents, this beautiful development is set in 716 acres, with 59 acres of open space as well as sports pitches and a 23-acre lake. With nature at every turn and lots of activities organised within the community, Waterbeach offers numerous possibilities for unwinding and enjoying the great outdoors after a busy day at work. 


A lifestyle you’ll love 

When it comes to shopping, enjoy an eclectic mix of high street brands and independent boutiques, sure to provide hours of retail therapy in a beautiful city setting. Check out the Grand Arcade Cambridge shopping centre for an unrivalled selection of over 60 premium and high street retailers under one sky-lit roof. Or for something more traditional, there’s the Market Square for unique market stalls seven days a week and an Arts and Crafts Market on Saturdays in All Saint’s Garden. 

If you’re dining out, grabbing a spot of lunch or on the hunt for the best Cambridge cafe, you’ll be spoilt for choice with an array of fine dining options, artisan delis and independent coffee shops, sure to make you break away from high street chains. Stir Cambridge is a firm favourite for coffee cakes, breads and bakes and they even deliver direct to your door! 

And watch this space for regular food and craft markets taking place at the new Waterbeach development, offering the community the chance to come together and support local producers and retailers. 


The home of history 

A tapestry of architectural history gives Cambridge its unique look and feel which is instantly recognisable and brings with it its distinctive atmosphere. 

Home to famous thinkers from across the centuries, the history of Cambridge is palpable and enticing to visitors and locals alike. With hundreds of hidden gems and new stories to uncover, you’ll never tire of a trip to the city, where walking the streets is like walking through history.  

Check out some of the many Cambridge museums such as The Fitzwilliam Museum and Cambridge Museum of Technology and delve deeper into the heritage of the city. 

Despite being a new development with a blossoming community, Waterbeach is not without a fascinating history of its own. A former airfield and barracks, much of the rich history of the area is reflected in the street names, designs of public spaces across the development and even in the site’s very own museum. The Waterbeach Military Museum holds a wealth of information on the area’s fascinating RAF heritage. 

With all these aspects in mind, it’s easy to see why a new home in Cambridge holds so much appeal for those looking for that delicate mix of city, country and culture. 

Due to launch this summer, our Waterbeach development is an ideal choice for those looking to call Cambridgeshire home. Waterbeach has been designed to create a quality lifestyle for families of all sizes and ages to enjoy with nature, sustainability and a sense of community at its core. 

As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to move to Cambridge. Whether you're looking for your first home, a larger space for your growing family, or wanting to downsize, discover our collection of apartments and houses, ranging in size from 538 sq. ft. - 2,038 sq. ft., coming soon to Waterbeach. 


For more information on Cala new build homes in Cambridge, head to our Waterbeach webpage or contact our sales team on 01223 790 344 to make an enquiry. 

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