Of all the reports we’ve looked at to help us build this list, Cambridge is the only city to appear in every single one of them. Cambridge has been experiencing incredible economic success in recent years, largely due to the huge bio-tech boom in the area. It’s a world-famous university city with a relatively small population, that’s close enough to London to commute but also has picturesque rural areas close-by. Property prices are on the up and you won’t pay much less than you would in the capital, but with good reason. The city centre is compact but still has a fantastic array of shops, restaurants and pubs to be explored. There’s plenty of green space to be enjoyed, and locals relish in a spot of punting every now and again!
Cambridge came third in both The Telegraph and Glassdoor’s ‘Best Places to Work’ reports, it was ranked the 16th safest in the ‘Unbroken Britain’ report, and came 7th in The Telegraph’s ‘Best Cities According to You’ survey.