Girton is the only local village that is home to and shares a name with a Cambridge College. It’s at the west edge of the city, so super easy to access, but still looks and feels like a traditional village with its own identity.
You can hop on a bus or your bike and head straight into town, or enjoy the village’s many facilities of its own – including pubs and restaurants, a local shop, a primary school (that feeds into Impington VC, about 2.5 miles away), nursery, tennis club and golf club.
Choose Girton if you want to get into the city easily but don’t like the idea of urban or suburban living
There is a Sainsbury’s supermarket in the new suburb of Eddington (about a mile away) plus a further primary school and a small Co-op by Girton College, which is open 7 days a week until late. Many of the city's private schools are on the west side of the city, so are easily accessible and Eddington also has an award-winning performance and community space and various other facilities. Choose Girton if you want to get into the city easily but don’t like the idea of urban or suburban living, particularly if you want to get in without using the car.