Huntingdon: The historic Cambridgeshire market town of London that commuters should move to

Huntingdon is often best known for its close connections to Cambridge, but this historic market town has plenty to go on in itself.

The charming city boasts an appealing mix of new homes and period properties, as well as fantastic connections to London that take about an hour, ideal for commuters who want to stay outside the city.

And for people considering a fresh start to the new year, you’re in luck, as a real estate advisory service has put together a comprehensive guide to living in Cambridgeshire.

Read more: News about Huntingdon

Phil Spencer, the founder of Move iQ, wrote in the guide that Huntingdon is a well-connected commuter town with “historic delights” such as its 14th-century bridge and plenty to see and do.

He gives a brief history of the area and writes: “Founded by Anglo-Saxons and Danes, Huntingdon first appeared as Huntandun and was a staging post for Danish raids outside East Anglia until 917.

“In the 18th and 19th centuries, Huntingdon was known as a coaching center, with the now famous George Hotel a focal point of the city. Today, you can still find original documents relating to Huntingdon’s history at the local County Record Office.”

Huntingdon is about 20 miles away from central Cambridge and 70 miles away from London, but it is easily accessible by train, which Phil says makes it popular with commuters who can make use of the A14 or rail routes.

“Houses do not tend to stay on the market for long, with the newly built homes close to Huntingdon station in high demand,” he wrote.

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Addition: “Anyone looking for older properties should head to the city center, where Victorian homes with large bay windows can be found.”

House prices in Huntingdon are reportedly higher than the national average and have risen by 15% over the past five years.

“The average house value in Huntingdon is £ 297,829, with prices paid often ending close to the original values ​​of £ 296,408,” says the guide, while the UK national average is £ 251,000.

And according to the guide, nearly two out of three Huntingdon residents rent instead of owning their own property. Two-bedroom houses usually cost around £ 800 a month, the guide suggests.

Supply bills are also higher than the national average, as is the price of a meal out, while crime rates are “significantly lower” than the UK-wide average.

One of the most appealing aspects of Huntingdon is Riverside Park, where you can enjoy a stroll along the waterfront. There is also a market every Wednesday and Saturday.

If you’re considering moving to the area, expect to meet a lot of young professionals – the average age of Huntingdon residents is 36.

You can also find advice on moving to Cambridge here.

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