Living Here

Best Quality of Life

The region was recently recognised by the Halifax as offering England’s best quality of rural life.

Alongside its existing historic centre and waterfront, which offer a rich variety of leisure and shopping opportunities, plans are also underway for a new leisure village and cinema, bars/restaurants and sporting facilities.

Modern, well-placed residential developments are also progressing and local state and independent schools outperform the national average.

Set in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside, the magnificent cathedral city of Ely has an attractive and thriving centre that boasts a full range of retail, leisure, residential and educational amenities.

Quality of life
Recently ranked number one in England by the Halifax Rural Quality of Life Survey.

Growing population
Due to reach 27,000 by 2031 from its current level of approx 20,000. Ely North Development will provide an additional 3,000 households.

Historic centre
Historic city with landmark period architecture and delightful riverside setting.

Tourist destination

Famed for its splendid 11th century cathedral, Norman castle and Oliver Cromwell’s House, Ely has over 1.5 million tourist visits annually.

Shopping and leisure
A thriving shopping and leisure centre with weekly markets and annual fairs.