About Peterborough

Peterborough is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, conveniently located close to many major towns in the East of England. It’s also less than an hour by train from the capital, making business commutes to and from London quick and easy. The city itself is recognised for its striking architecture, including the 12th Century cathedral with its majestic Gothic façade, and the reconstructed former Victorian hospital which houses the Peterborough Museum. With a growing population of more than 183,000 and millions of pounds entering the city as part of an urban regeneration program, Peterborough is fast becoming a desirable location for first time buyers or families looking to relocate. In fact, it is expected to be one of England’s fastest growing cities by 2025, with cheaper house prices when compared to other top places to live.  

If you are looking for affordable houses to buy, Peterborough is a great place to start house hunting. The city not only boasts an attractive property market but, with a larger average disposable income and short commutes to work, there are so many reasons to start a new life in Peterborough and the surrounding area. The city also has high job growth, plenty of employment opportunities and is a major centre for digital innovation. As one of the best London commuter towns as well as being a great place to raise a family, buying in Peterborough certainly has its perks. Not only that, our Keepmoat developments offer some of the best and most stylish new homes Peterborough has to offer – all with a fantastic community feel, superb transport links and easy access to amenities.

Keepmoat Homes in the South

Academics, Peterborough

Academics, Peterborough

Western Avenue, , Peterborough, PE1 4HG

2-4 bedroom homes

Prices from £195,000

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Phase 2 at Roman Fields, Peterborough

Phase 2 at Roman Fields, Peterborough

Manor Drive, , Peterborough, PE4 7EB

2-4 bedroom homes

Prices from £215,000

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The Scholars at Academics, Peterborough

The Scholars at Academics, Peterborough

Poplar Avenue, , Peterborough, PE1 4HG

2-4 bedroom homes

Prices from £180,000

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Things to do

A visit to the museum is a must if you’re new to the city. Inside, you can learn more about local history and explore the historical artefacts and art collections within the gallery. Other attractions that you may be interested in are the Flag Fen Archaeology Park, the spectacular 16thCentury Burghley House (with a sculpture garden), Nene Park and Ferry Meadows (a recreation area located by the river), Nene Valley Railway and Railworld Train Museum, and the three-storey Longthorpe Tower (built in the 14th Century).

There are also many opportunities to shop here too, with the recent multi-million pound revamp of the Queensgate indoor shopping complex. Millions of pounds of investment have also gone into the northern quarter of the city centre, including the new North Westgate development and many new restaurants and leisure facilities set to follow. There is no doubt that Peterborough is an up-and-coming hub of culture and entertainment.

On top of all that, there’s no shortage of great restaurants and bars, so you can enjoy an excellent selection of global cuisines and top nightlife. If you want the best quality of life in a thriving, growing city but at an affordable price, start searching for houses for sale in Peterborough today.


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.

My Sales Adviser, Sarah Jane, explained the time lines and when I would have to sort everything out on my side.

Miss Gillian Barr, Cooperfield, Hamilton

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