Life in Peterborough

Affordable family living, a busy high street and a city centre that’s undergoing £1/2 billion regeneration

Affordable family living, a busy high street and a city centre that’s undergoing £1/2 billion regeneration

Peterborough is an extremely diverse and multicultural city of over 200,000 people that’s growing fast. We’re set to build 19,400 homes before 2036 yet remain one of the most affordable cities to live in the UK. Add our green open spaces and thriving economy into the mix and you’ve got a great place to live and bring up a family.

Living in peterborough

#1

for high street occupancy rates in the UK

25%

more affordable house price to earnings ratio compared to national average

£80 million

invested into Queensgate Shopping Centre in the last two years

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Education

Industry is changing faster than ever and our diverse business base sits at the heart of local education to bridge skills gaps and develop their talent pipeline.

On top of receiving significant investment into schools, our region is home to sector specialist research and training centres, and a new £30 million university is less than two years away, creating even more opportunities for business innovation and upskilling our workforce.

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Leisure & Culture

We’re an important regional hub which isn’t just attracting new investment, but re-investment as well, even in 2020. The catchment population of over 1 million people is serviced with retail, eateries and cinemas, but among the unique attractions of Peterborough are Bronze Age adventures at Flag Fen, an awe-inspiring Norman Cathedral, heart racing sports with our ice hockey team, The Phantoms, and Peterborough United Football Club – affectionately known as The Posh.

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