Cambridge the new IT town for Elite athletes

27 March 2014

Cambridge is fast becoming the “it” place to live for elite athletes, and it is expected to be in even higher demand once the velodrome is complete.

Elite rowers have long based themselves in the small town, just 15 minutes from Hamilton, to be close to where they train at Lake Karapiro.

And BMX rider Sarah Walker once remarked that a move to the town was responsible for the improvement in her performance because of the boost of seeing Olympic rowers around town.

Now it seems other athletes are set to bask in the same glow – and so is the real estate industry, with the influx of athletes to the town pushing up rental prices.

Cambridge real estate agent Graham Ban said at least 20 families have moved to town recently because of the velodrome, buying or renting properties.