Northstowe is an exciting and innovative new town located just eight miles from Cambridge. On the site of a former RAF base, Varsity Grange is part of Cambridge’s outstanding new town Northstowe, where up to 10,000 homes are to be built in a vision that will promote a diverse culture and healthy lifestyle for all.
The town is the largest settlement planned in England for the past 50 years with schools, including a nursery and pre-school, GP surgeries, pharmacy, recreation and community facilities and shops at the heart of the community.
Nestled into South Cambridgeshire’s rural countryside, Northstowe plays host to a variety of festivals, farmers markets and pop up attractions, providing opportunities to shape the culture and community of this vibrant new town.
Getting to, from and around Northstowe will be simple and easy as the new town has been designed with fully integrated transport choices in mind as well as offering sustainable options to promote healthy living.
With fully integrated transport such as the guided busway that links directly to Cambridge city centre as well as St Ives and Huntingdon, and integrated cycle routes to the region as well as local A14 upgrades, Northstowe is set to become an inspiration for contemporary living.
Northstowe is a great town for commuters with the Guided Busway going between Huntingdon and Cambridge along with Longstanton Park & Ride routes to St Ives. For those on the road, the town will have a new access road joining on to the A14 providing you with convenient access to the A1 to Peterborough and the South via the M11.
There will be a strong emphasis at Northstowe to promote a diverse culture and healthy lifestyle with pedestrian paths and cycle routes throughout the town. Being a newly developed town, it will have its own unique community with shops, restaurants, takeaways, medical centre and much more!
Local villages such as Longstanton have handy pubs and local stores which are ideal for daily needs but if you are looking for more choice, supermarkets such as Tesco Extra and the retail park at Bar Hill, as well as supermarkets Sainsbury’s and Waitrose in Cambridge and Huntingdon add plenty of choice as well.
High quality education in Northstowe will include The Pathfinder Primary School, a secondary school, sixth form facilities and a special education school, while the town centre will offer shopping, fitness and community facilities as well as employment opportunities.