Peterborough has a fast and reliable public transport system. There’s a great bus service that operates across the city providing an affordable way to get around. For those who are interested in low living costs, the city also has a car share scheme to help daily commuters keep their travel expenses down. The Travel Choice refurbished cycle initiative in Peterborough also encourages cyclists to get behind the handle bars with fully-serviced and refurbished bikes on offer, as well as free cycle training and access to local cycle maps.
From Peterborough Train Station commuters can get to London King’s Cross in less than an hour. You’ll also find regular trains to other major cities in the UK, including Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham, Coventry, Nottingham, Norwich, Cambridge and more.
Living in Peterborough, you will also be conveniently located close to multiple airports in every direction. The closest airports for international travel are Luton Airport (1hr 21mins), Birmingham Airport (1hr 33mins), and London Stanstead (1hr 42mins). The fastest and easiest way to travel to Stanstead is by train, which reduces your travel time (and increases your holiday time!) significantly.
Both Peterborough Regional College and University Centre Peterborough are excellent choices for higher education. The University Centre Peterborough is a smaller university institution with degrees awarded by Anglia Ruskin University. Other nearby universities are Cambridge University, Trinity College Cambridge, University of Leicester, Loughborough University, University of Northampton, University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.
For primary and secondary education, there are some fantastic neighbourhoods within catchment areas. There are also a number of schools in Peterborough which do not fall within a defined catchment zone. For more details and to find out about school admissions for your children, be sure to visit the Peterborough City Council website.
So, if you’re looking for a family-friendly neighbourhood with access to good schools, talk to our team today to find out more about new build houses for sale in Peterborough.