Life in Cambridge
The city of Cambridge is an eclectic mix of old style reverence and modern boutique with its Victorian terraced side streets to its various architectural styles from Romanesque to Gothic to Renaissance. Famous throughout the world, foremost for its University founded in 1209 and in recent years for the surge in billion dollar tech companies, such as the likes of Apple and Microsoft alongside smaller local tech start-ups and pharmaceutical giants like GlaxoSmithkline and Astra Zenica. The Cambridge Biomedical Campus is one of the largest biomedical research clusters in the world. The city stands seemingly immune from economic turbulence with relative full employment and growth 30% (2019) higher than London.
Cambridge attracts people from all over the world who come to live and work in this vibrant city. People also come to visit, study or raise a family. Cambridge is an attractive choice for families because it boasts some of the best private schools and nursery's in the country as well as some high achieving state schools and colleges. As a result there are many employment opportunities in education and related industries. Over 40 per cent of the workforce have a higher education qualification, more than twice the national average.
Cambridge has evolved a lot in recent years but it has still retained its small city status with a resident population of about 125,000 whilst punching above its weight in the world with globally renowned big companies. As many as 8.1 million people (source: Cambridge Economic Impact of Tourism Report 2017) visit Cambridge each year to enjoy the cities rich history, museums, architecture, punting, gastronomy and nightlife.
Cambridge Montessori offers authentic Montessori education and environments for young children to learn. The nursery school is well placed close to the train station and with relative proximity to some of the cities top private schools and big global companies makes it an attractive choice for parents to send their children, to live and work.
Cambridge is 45 minutes by train from London and benefits from having London Stansted airport close by, as well as good road and rail infrastructure. Cambridge is famous for its bicycles, which is the preferred mode of transport favoured by many residents. In fact more local people cycle each day than use their cars.
Things to do in Cambridge