Investor Profile:Pension, Retirement, University, Downshifter and Cash & Equity.
Population aged 15+:113,000
ActualNational Average
Percentage Class ABC1:55%44%
Per 1000 population121114
Yield Range:4.6%-6.9%
Price Ranges  Low £Hi       £Low £pwHi £pwLowHi
Valuations above the national average by:15%
ActualNational Average
Capital growth last 12 months:6%18%
Capital growth last 5 years:164%80%
Large employers in the area:Microsoft, Domino Printing Sciences, Sindalls, The Universities, Big 4 Accountancy Firms & Cambridge Science Park.
Demand For Letting:Excellent
Average void period:1 week

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Out of 10:642
Summary:Pretty city with strong tenant demand and good likelihood for capital growth.


Cambridge is really like those post cards.  Plenty of old historic buildings, tree lined avenues and large Victorian semis & terraces.  The city centre has had an influx of all the right shops – Pizza Express, Starbucks, Pret-a-manger – not a charity shop in sight.  The student community is quite large, totalling around 20,000 (18%) of the total population and they all seem to travel by bike!

As an investment you can always rely on the student market.  Cambridge is one of the oldest universities of Great Britain so the inflow of students is consistent.  Many private schools have been set up for foreign students wishing to learn English because these schools cash in on the ‘Cambridge’ name.  We also shouldn’t forget the University of East Anglia who have limited student accommodation thus further propping up demand from the student sector.  Mill Road and all the roads off this street are a favourite with the students.  Mill Road is a long road that leads to the city centre via Parkers Piece (cricket pitch sized green where students like to hang out) and is really the only other high street that exists other than Regents Street located in the city centre.

There are plenty of up and coming surrounding villages(4 miles max from city centre) – the ones to look for are Cherry Hinton, Sawston & Trumpington which are all idyllic villages and have strong demand from the young professional sector.  One to avoid is Arbury as it is predominately council housing and will only attract DSS claimant tenants or low paid workers.

The Cambridge Science Park (which has seen a £50m investment by Microsoft alone) is located north of Cambridge’s city centre close to the notorious A14.  The congestion on the A14 at rush hour to get to the park and city is reflected in both property and rental values due to the single carriageway entrance to Cambridge.  Properties north of this park may be difficult to let such as Bar Hill & Swavessey.

Mainline railway station:50 mins to Liverpool St, London (Fast Train) (just a couple of deletions here from heading and text)
Road Access:Access by M11 (majority triple carriage way) 46 miles from outer London, A14 (majority dual carriage way) 80 miles from Birmingham.
Local NewspaperCambridge Evening News 01223 434000
Estate Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
Redmayne Arnold & Harris2 Dukes Court Newmarket Road Cambridge CB5 8DZ01223 323130TBC
The Rooke Wood & Miller Partnership110 Regent Street Cambridge CB2 1DP01223
Cheffins49-53 Regent Street Cambridge CB2 1AF01223 358721TBC
Hockeys81 Regent Street Cambridge CB2 1AW01223 356054TBC


Stonecross Trumpington High Street Cambridge CB2 2SU01223 841842TBC
Russell Residential


100-102 Regent Street Cambridge CB2 1DP01223
The Tucker Partnership48 - 50 Woolards Lane Great Shelford Cambridge CB2 5LZ01223
Pocock & Shaw


170 Mill Road Cambridge CB1 3LP01223 516171TBC
Keystone Associates


Fairmead Annex Moules Lane Hadstock Cambridge CB1 6PD01223 890049TBC


94 Regent Street Cambridge CB2 1DP01223 302600TBC
Bush & Company169 Mill Road Cambridge CB1 3AN01223 246262TBC
Spires International


185 East Road Cambridge CB1 1BG01223 300903TBC
F P D Savills


24 Hills Road Cambridge CB2 1JW01223 347000TBC
Anglia Residential Ltd


Anglia House 102 Cherry Hinton Road Cambridge CB1 7AJ01223 412000TBC
Letting Agents:NameAddressTelWeb
First Site Property Services LtdTBC01223
Covehome LtdTBC01480
FPD Savills plcTBC01223 347
Ambassador Property ManagementTBC01223
Spires InternationalTBC01223
Vernon Property ManagementTBC01480
Carter JonasTBC01223
Camflats Property ManagementTBC01223
Pennington PropertiesTBC01480
Russell ResidentialTBC01223
Redmayne Arnold & HarrisTBC01223
Front Door Property Management


TBC01799 525136


Keeley AssociatesTBC01353
Saint Andrews Bureau LimitedTBC01223
Camflats Property Management LtdTBC01353