Written by Urban Homes on Aug 28, 2020

Building a new home? Five reasons why Cambridge should be your top choice.

It’s time to let you in on a little secret – Cambridge is one of the coolest towns around. We’ve wanted to keep it on the low-down, because what’s going to happen once everyone finds out? They’ll all want to live here! But between you and us, it’s exactly where you want your new home to be.

1. NZ’s most beautiful large town

In 2019, Cambridge was awarded the coveted title of New Zealand’s most beautiful large town. We’ve seen Cambridge grow from strength to strength, it’s why we’ve invested in the area, and why you should too.

With a mix of gorgeous heritage buildings and stunning lake and riverside scenery, it’s not hard to see why it came away with this title. Each autumn, Cambridge is transformed by its abundance of deciduous trees, which change into every shade imaginable. And while it may not win the title every year (you’ve got to share the love around) everything that makes the town beautiful is here to stay.

2. Boutique food and shopping

Let’s be honest, towns are judged on their ability to deliver for the shopaholics. So, what does Cambridge have? An impressive array of boutique shopping that’s sure to delight; especially the carefully curated antique stores, which are full of ever-changing curiosities.

There’s also plenty for the foodies to do. From artisan cafes to gastro-pubs, delis, gelato stands and gourmet food trucks; you’ll never be short of something new and delicious to try. Locally-sourced goat, cow and sheep milk deliver a wide variety of cheeses with the vast pastures around Cambridge offering premium beef and seasonal lamb for sale in Cambridge.

3. Amazing attractions

One thing’s for sure, there’s no shortage of things to do in and around Cambridge. Famous for it’s fascination with everything cycling, the Cambridge cycle trails provide multiple excursion opportunities for beginners and families, through to the die-hard enthusiasts. Mountain biking, hillside adventures or fast-paced action on the national velodrome (Avantidrome), there is something for everyone.

Jet boat rides on the mighty Waikato River offer the thrill of adventure. For serenity, look no further than the tranquillity of Lake Karapiro.

A bit further afield, but still right on your doorstep, are world-class attractions that reel in people from all over the planet: The Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton, just to name a few!

4. Outdoor fun, whatever the weather

They don’t call it ‘Waipa – Home of Champions’ for nothing. Within that, Cambridge has an impressive array of sporting activities, which have helped produce some of NZ’s most well-known sportspeople (and racehorses).

From entry level to the more experienced, there are many ways to get in on the action. At Lake Karapiro, there’s kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, or if being out on two wheels is more your thing, Cambridge has plenty to offer.

5. Events to entertain

Cambridge is home to a range of events, from friendly community gatherings, like the weekly Saturday farmers’ market, to major national sporting competitions for rowers and cyclists.

So are you sold on this fantastic town in the heart of the Waikato? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with one of Cambridge’s premier residential property developments, offering a range of new home and land packages delivered with the promise of quality craftsmanship.

Ready to call Cambridge home?

Visit one of our stunning show homes in Cambridge to experience firsthand the craftsmanship and attention to detail you can expect when you choose Urban Homes for your build. Alternatively, speak with our team today to begin crafting your very own masterpiece!