Cambridge is a university town and is located on the River Cam. The great location of the town made it an important trading city in the earlier times. However in recent times, the town has also shifted base to occupations like creative industries, software consultancy, tourism, high value engineering, research and development and pharmaceuticals. This town has a high density of high tech businesses and is often referred by many as the Silicon Fen.
The town is famous for its University of Cambridge which is among the top universities in the country. The other university which is present in this town is the Anglia Ruskin University. These two universities cater to the needs of the students for higher education and research. Many students from abroad also join these two universities due to their high education standards. It has been found in a survey that about a high percentage of the population in the town has a higher education degree.
Football, cricket, rugby, boating, rowing, tennis, cycling, motorcycle speedway are some of the games which are very popular in this town. Parker’s Piece is the first green space where the first match of association football was held.
Bus, railways, roads and the airport help in the easy commutation of the people in this town. Cycling is very popular due to the huge number of students present in the town. The town has the highest level of cycle users in the country. This enables many people to avoid the traffic congestion.