I read an interesting article in The Sunday Times this weekend, aimed at Londoners looking to escape the City and find themselves a country home in a characterful town without breaking the bank.
It was no surprise to see Ely topping their list of so called ‘Economic Backwaters’. The historic City has diverse architecture, including the beautiful Norman cathedral, along with an array of independent shops, eateries, tea rooms and the traditional market every Thursday and Saturday. With the added charm of the waterfront, you can see why Ely definitely ticks the ‘characterful’ box.
In addition, with its main line railway station providing a direct link into King’s Cross (in around 75 minutes), it is also a great option for those looking to commute into London, or nearby Cambridge which is a mere 15 minutes away.
With all that Ely has to offer, it’s a wonder the average house price is still under the national average – although if the current market prevails it may not be for long.