Milton Keynes is fast becoming a popular place to reside in recent years. Why? Well maybe because the Buckinghamshire town is around 60 miles away from London, making it a highly desirable commuter town. Or possibly because the town itself has had a huge overhaul in the past 20 years, making it a much more desirable place to live and work.
The town itself has a population of around 229,000 and fits the mould for many people who want somewhere thats both urban and rurally desirable.
If you’ve found yourself looking for places to stay with direct links to London, or even if you’re considering moving to London itself, then you may want to reconsider! Milton Keynes is an ideal location if you’re looking for a town that has it all without the London price tag! So if you’re thinking about relocating to Milton Keynes but need some further guidance, the let us guide you with our Top 5 reasons why you should move to Milton Keynes.
1.) Employment Opportunities
Whilst London maybe close by, Milton Keynes also has much opportunities which are often overlooked. Milton Keynes is one of the few places in the UK which has consistently benefitted from economic growth. The town ranks highly in the UK for one of the top places for business commerce outside of London. Milton Keynes is home to many large businesses both national and international including Argos, Domino’s Pizza, Mercedes-Benz and more.
2.) House Prices
Now the one thing thats for sure is that properties in Milton Keynes will not stretch you financially far as properties in London will. Its is because of this and many other factors that makes Milton Keynes such a highly sought after area to reside in. With this in mind however, properties here are certainly not cheap. Average property prices range between £214,000 to £240,00 (terraced/semi-detached). In addition, property prices have seen a significant increase since 2013 and judging by the average price in London, we aren’t surprised why.With quick links to motorways and rail lines, Milton Keynes is in a geographically desirable place. And with housing developments and projects in the pipeline for the coming years, theres no question that Milton Keynes will be a prime investment for anyone looking to relocate.
3.) Transport Links
Unquestionably, Milton Keynes is just as busy as any other major city in the UK. However, there are many different routes you can take to get both in and out of the town. With an average time of 39 minutes on the train to London, we have seen an influx of movers to Milton Keynes who commonly use the convenient railway links.
Milton Keynes Central train station is the main station within the town, and is on the West Coast Main Line. The line is serviced by London Midland and Virgin Trains.
Direct train services run from Milton Keynes to London Euston, Watford Junction, Birmingham New Street, Northampton, Rugby, Coventry, Leighton Buzzard and a whole host of others.
The nearest airport is Luton airport which is about 20 miles away.
And with London Euston being a short journey away, you can be rest assured that you can get to major places in and around the town quite conveniently too. Trains to London run very frequently every hour.
If you have read this far, then you may have seen just a glimpse of your future here in Milton Keynes. By now, you know that the town is a highly sought after place, with easy links to London and with employment opportunities also. But what about schools and education in general here? Well you and members of your family will be pleased to know that results in Milton Keynes across the major schools are above the national average.
The town also has an array of Private and Grammar schools for various age groups.
In terms of adult learning, the long distance learning institution ‘The Open University’ has its headquarters headed up in Milton Keynes – which also has a campus within the town. There are also universities in the surrounding areas which also have buildings and campuses set up in the town.
5.) Things to do
There are many fantastic amenities within the town that serve just as much of a purpose as London does! So even though London is short train journey away, there is much to do in Milton Keynes to keep yourself entertained.
Eating: Aqua Milton Keynes
Now, we aren’t saying that this is the best place nor the only place but it is definitely a favourite of ours if you fancy some posh nosh.
Offering diners fresh local produce with all cured meats sourced from Italy, the dress code is strictly smart casual meaning it is the perfect opportunity for the women to dress up and the men to look dapper. Think first date vibe!
Oh and the food is simply delicious.
Drinking: The Crooked Billet
Winner of the best Gastro-Pub in Buckinghamshire, twice in a row for 2015 and 2016, The Crooked Billet offers drinkers a large and varied selection of wines and ales all served in a farm house that dates back to 1600. The pub also organises regular events, so be sure to look out for those.
Shopping: The Centre
Recently expanded, Milton Keynes has become the go-to place outside of London for those looking for some serious retail therapy. Boasting all the high street shops one can expect to find in a city plus an impressive John Lewis, it comes as no surprise that an entire day and potentially your bank balance can be lost spent at the centre. If you’re thinking about Moving to Milton Keynes, then ‘The Centre’ is the place you need for all your shopping requirements.
Parks & Attractions: Bletchley Park
Famous home of the enigma machine code breakers – Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes is the home of British codebreaking, playing an integral role in World War Two.
Open to visitors on a daily basis, interest in the park has significantly grown over the years with visitors from across the globe queuing to enter. For fame hunters, the location has been used in the Hollywood blockbuster – The Imitation Game.
A Truly Revolutionary Town!
With everything in mind, I’m sure we can agree that Milton Keynes is indeed a unique town with so much to offer. So if you’re looking to move house to Milton Keynes, then remember that here at Harrison and Rowley, we offer removals and storage to and from the town.
Here at Harrison and Rowley, we offer an unrivalled service for removals and relocations and with so much to offer, it comes as no surprise to us that our phones are abuzz with removal enquiries coming in for Milton Keynes. Please call us on 01480 279 700 or fill in our Quick Quote estimator to see just how moving to the town can come together for you.