I've heard there is a good home-ed group in Cambridge.
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5/23/10 at 1:05pm
Just to add my two cents... (or maybe I should say two pence..)
Ely is nice and certainly a lot cheaper than Cambridge. It is considered a town, not a village, and it does have a lot of ammenities, as well as a lovely cathedral and nice tea shops! It would probably take about 30 minutes to drive from Ely to Bar Hill, but be aware that there is a lot of traffic on that Ely to Bar Hill road.
Camborne is not for everyone. It is a very big, very new development. It is considered a village, but it is very big. It depends on whether you like that kind of environment or not.
South of Cambridge is more expensive, as it is closer to London, and therefore appeals to the London commuters as well as Cambridge people. But it is very nice. I live south west of Cambridge in a village, and it is very suitable for families. Some villages are on train lines, so that is worth investigating.
For family life, I would recommend villages or Ely, as Cambridge is so expensive and more for the student/young couple/couple with no kids types. You can always go into town at the weekend and enjoy the environment, then go home again. That's what we do!
Have you looked at the website 'Rightmove'? Almost all houses for sale or rent in the UK are on there, and you can put in any area and details of what kind of place you are looking for. It helps if you are not here when you are looking for a place.
Good luck in your decisions to move and your house hunting!
We have been concentrating on the south villages such as Great Shelford, Great Chesterford and Saffron Walden. I have heard good things about Royston too.
However, when DH realized how much cheaper rents were to the North of Cambridge he said he wouldn't mind a longer commute if we could get more house for our money, so I am looking at Ely as well.
Oooh I like Ely a lot, I would consider living there if I had to choose again. I was going to suggest Newmarket, my town, but then I looked where Bar Hill is, and thought Newmarket might be a bit far of a commute. Although getting on the A14 is really easy.
I really like this whole area, although I'm usually a bit more north, I don't go south of Cambridge often, unless it's to London.
Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine! I'm hoping this is the BBQ summer we were supposed to get last year!