INVESTING IN SUCCESSCambridge is experiencing a significant economic and housing boom, making it a strategic place to invest.
Cambridge is bucking the current economic recession, due to being the country's leading centre for computing sciences and technology, as well as its outstanding reputation for education, research and innovation. These factors have led to a quickly increasing population and a heightened demand for quality new homes - and ultimately the current building programmes and investment in infrastructure. The city has an unusually highly skilled workforce, with more than 40% of workers holding degrees.
It all points to one thing: now is the perfect time to invest in Cambridge.
The city's outstanding reputation in education, research and innovation draws people from far and wide, all in search of a convenient, desirable place to live and enjoy life.
'Silicon fen' is the country's leading centre for computing sciences and technology, boasting Microsoft, ARM and HP in its ranks. Europe's leading science park is also in Cambridge: the home to world-class biotech and research companies. And the city's university status really does speak for itself.
Looking for a shrewd investment? The facts really do speak for themselves.
House prices in Cambridge have nearly trebled over the past 15 years reflecting positive economic and demographic factors.
David Bentley, Head of New Homes (Bidwells)
Average return on residential investment over 2012 was circa 8.9% with a majority of the return based on increasing capital values.
Andrew Tucker, Head of Lettings (Bidwells)
Over the last 18 months, house prices in Cambridge have risen over 20%, outperforming London.
26% house price growth is forecast for the next five years.
Cambridge has already seen house prices returning to, and even exceeding, 2007 values.
Private renting will account for one in five households by 2016, and rents will rise by 20% across next five years.
Cambridge tops the table for cities with the highest proportion of highly paid employees.
Cambridge is considered the best city in the UK to lead the country's economic recovery.
Centre For Cities
Over the next 10 years, total employment in Cambridge is expected to increase by 14%.
Cambridge is a thriving and expanding city with one of the strongest residential markets outside London. Rental demand is likely to increase by 40% over the next decade.