If you’re thinking of escaping the hustle and bustle of the city on a more permanent basis but are worried about the distance to transport links and losing your speedy commute, you might consider the quaint market town of St Neots. Located in the southwest corner of the county of Cambridgeshire, and nestled along the banks of the River Great Ouse, St Neots is the county’s largest and fastest growing town, and no wonder given its picturesque location and excellent transport connections by train and by road, providing significant employment opportunities for those living at Hooper’s Green.


Home to L&Q’s Hooper’s Green Development, a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom Shared Ownership homes – read on to discover how this new collection of homes might be the perfect place to relocate, with fast connections to the following, without compromising on location:


Cambridge is just a 40-minute drive from Hooper’s Green, home to global organisations such as Microsoft Research, the University of Cambridge and Deloitte.

The historic city is also home to a large cluster of major players in the technology, focusing on software, electronics and biotechnology. The UK’s answer to Silicon Valley, more than 1,000 tech companies have set up base in the area – including video game developer Jagex, tech manufacturer Broadcom inc. and American software provider Docker. Since AstraZeneca became a household name during the COVID-19 pandemic, its hub in Cambridge has grown exponentially and, eventually, aims to employ 2,000 people; helping to increase the city’s presence on the global biotech stage.


For more business-minded residents, several business parks surround the city, home to an array of companies – from those that specialise in financial services or investment opportunities to charities. With easy road links from Hooper’s Green and train journeys of just over an hour from St Neots station, the bustling city is bursting with opportunity for commuting professionals.

Milton Keynes

Meanwhile, one of the UK’s newest cities, Milton Keynes, is only a 41-minute drive from St Neots and can be reached in under two hours on the train. Home to the headquarters for Argos, Mercedes-Benz, Unilever, and Dominos, the new city is buzzing with employment opportunities – with more international businesses flocking to the area each year.

In addition, the city centre offers a range of attractions, from mini golf and bowling to an indoor snow slope, ideal for socialising with colleagues outside of the 9-5.


If that wasn’t enough, another of the UK’s most well-known cities, Oxford, can be reached via M40 in under two hours – where organisations such as the Unipart Group and Oxford University Press have set up their HQ. In just over two and a half hours, you can reach the city by train, enjoying the Cambridgeshire countryside roll by. Oxford is currently home to over 4,000 businesses, providing around 114,000 jobs for its residents and commuters, with other notable employers including the University of Oxford, Oxfam, NHS Oxfordshire and BT. Easy road and rail connection mean that residents buying at Hooper’s Green will be able benefit from busy city life during the working week, but enjoy leisurely weekends closer to home in St Neots.


Residents at Hooper’s Green will benefit from close proximity to St Neots Railway Station, just a four-minute walk from the development. Trains from here operate regularly, departing for London Bridge, Finsbury Park, and Gatwick Airport, as well as plenty of other popular locations. Rail links into London take from 46 minutes on the train to London Kings Cross, meaning it is entirely possible to soak up life in a historic market town, while still working and partying in London. From hopping off the train for a day in the office or catching the tube to Covent Garden to meet up with colleagues, St Neots locals can easily travel into the capital for work as regularly as they need.