Milton Keynes is a city and the largest settlement in Buckinghamshire. It is situated about 50 miles north-west of London, making it a popular setting for the commuter. It was only founded in 1967, therefore its housing stock is mainly modern but does consist of a real mixture of homes ranging from flats/maisonettes to larger detached family homes.
Good communication links are available and there is a mainline railway station in Milton Keynes (Milton Keynes Central Railway Station) which provides convenient access to a number of hot spots around the UK. For example, you can get to London Euston in just over 30 minutes and Birmingham New Street in approximately 1 hour.
There are many bus stops in the area and the M1 motorway is only a short drive from the centre of the city, which in turn provides easy access to the likes of Northampton, Luton, St Albans and Watford.
Milton Keynes is ideal for families with a breadth of primary and secondary school availability (as well as the Milton Keynes Open University) and offers a tremendous amount in the way of activities. It has a fantastic array of shops, restaurants and amenities including 'Xscape' which is home to a trampoline park, ski slope, indoor skydiving and more. Woburn Safari Park is also within a 30-minute drive.
There are 11 National Trust sites within one hours drive of the city including Waddesdon Manor, Hughenden Manor and Ascott House. There are also several notable historic sites in the area, such as the ruins of St Peters Church at Staton Low Park, the 19th Century Brick Kilns at Great Linford Manor Park and the outlines of Bancroft Roman Villa at North Loughton Valley Park.
A number of employers are based in Milton Keynes, which offer a wealth of employment opportunities, from high tech companies such as Amazon and Red Bull through to public service employers and others in the private and retail sectors.
Overall, Milton Keynes offers a wonderful family friendly place to live with something for everyone, from a trip to the vibrant shopping centre or a visit to one of a number of National Trust sites close by. There are a host of schooling options and communication links are excellent, whether that be by road, train, bus or plane (Luton airport approximately 30 mins drive away).
Fun fact - Milton Keynes is home to 124 roundabouts!