Living in Whittlesey
Whittlesey is located just outside the vibrant and growing city of Peterborough and close to the town of March, making it a popular place for new homeowners.
Whittlesey is bordered to the north by the River Nene and to the south by the Whittlesey Dyke.
It has its own weekly market in the market square and holds the unique local festival of the ‘Straw Bear’ (or ‘Strawbower’) each January which takes over much of the town and supports an annual duck race! These quirky and traditional events make Whittlesey a popular place for families looking for a new home.
House prices in Whittlesey*
The average house value in Whittlesey is £200,126. Terraced properties sell for a current average price of £140,402 and semi-detached properties for £168,858.
*Housing statistics taken from Zoopla in June 2017
Things to do and see
For those who enjoy getting outside, Whittlesey is ideally located close to the fenlands which offer numerous walks and waterways to explore.
The town is also very well situated for new homeowners to take advantage of all that nearby Peterborough has to offer. Cinemas, retail outlets and theatres are all within easy reach.
The town benefits from its own rail station which links directly with Ely and Peterborough and provides quick access to Cambridge, London and Stansted Airport. Road users are within easy reach of both the A47 and A1.
The town has its own thriving secondary school, Sir Harry Smith Community College, and supports a number of primary and nursery schools.
Before the draining of the fens, Whittlesey was an island of dry ground encircled by the marshy fens. Interestingly, excavations of nearby Flag Fen indicate thriving local settlements as far back as 1000 BC.
In more recent times Whittlesey was linked to Peterborough in the west and March in the east by the Roman Fen Causeway which was probably built in the 1st century AD.