I lived in South City STL for about a year! Then I met my husband and moved to the KC area in 2013.
We're actually looking into Cambridgeshire to live. Peterborough keeps popping up in my searches. Do you still like it there? If so, can you give some specifics?
Hiya! Peterborough is nice in parts, just Like any town I suppose. I like it because it's big enough to not feel so isolated, like some of the smaller villages.. but also close enough to big cities. I like that we can drive or take the train to London or Cambridge for the weekend. Plus there's enough shopping in town to keep you occupied. Plenty of restaurants. There's a couple business parks, so work is available around here. Seems to be a popular place for people to commute from outside the area into. I have only been here for about a year, but I like it so far. I can get around town by bus if I need to. There's a really nice park called Central Park if you have kids or pets, plus a lot of little parks too. There is plenty of pubs and a handful of nightclubs if your into that. I enjoy the outdoor markets on occasion, and there is often events/markets in the cathedral square that are enjoyable to go to. There's also a nice zoo about 20 mins outside town. We have a 24 hour Tesco super market, which is nice.
If your looking to rent, Hampton Vale is nice but supposedly the land is built on flood planes so the ground is [supposedly] sinking. Wouldn't recommend buying there. But the neighborhood itself is very nice, with lots of little parks, shops and restaurants. If it weren't for that, we probably would buy in there.
There's also a new build area that's quite big called Cardea in Stanground. We're looking at buying there. Also an area called sugar way is nice.
I would probably stay away from the Orton Malborne and Goldhay aren't the best areas along with dohsthorpe. The other Ortons are nice (think they are Waterville and longville).
Also worth a look to look at Eye, Huntington, and Corby, which are a little bit outside the main Peterborough area. There's also quite a few little villages a bit more in the country, if you want something quieter.
My biggest complaint is all of the round abouts... seems like you drive through one just to get into another
In all seriousness though, it is a decent place to live. I know there's a lot better places in the country, but location wise it's alright.