Northstowe welcomes owners to 500th home
The new town of Northstowe marked an exciting milestone when a couple picked up the keys to the 500th home sold in the development.
Alistair Philips and partner Carla Sheldon relocated from Surrey to buy a home in Cambridgeshire's newest town. Both teachers, they were keen to find a home closer to family and where job prospects were plentiful.
“It was my brother who recommended Northstowe to Carla and I,” said Alistair. “With family close by, we like the idea of living near Cambridge without being in the city. Here you get the best of both worlds.
“When we came to look around the development, the guided bus route stood out as a real plus point. We like that Northstowe is built for a more environmentally friendly way of life and the bus and cycling facilities will make it easy for us to get around.”
The couple bought a four-bedroom detached home from Taylor Wimpey, offering lots of space for visits from family and friends. Currently still working at schools in Surrey, both Alistair and Carla are looking forward to finding new roles in Cambridgeshire to complete their move.
Alistair adds: “We’re excited to watch the town grow as new facilities emerge and more people move in. The community has been incredibly welcoming and it already feels like home.”
Caroline Carter, sales director at Taylor Wimpey, said: “On behalf of all the housebuilders here at the Northstowe, we would like to extend a warm welcome to Alistair and Carla.
“Handing over the keys to our 500th resident feels incredibly special and we’re looking forward to hitting many more milestones as the town and community continues to grow.”
Reviving the site of the former RAF Oakington, Northstowe is a new sustainable development located between Cambridge and Huntingdon. It includes a variety of housing types, including affordable homes, suiting a range of buyers and budgets.
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