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Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire is one of England's fastest-growing conurbations. At first, the large town struggled to shrug off its reputation as being "the home of plastic cows!" Since then, it has developed so much; nowadays, city and town reviewers continually offer nothing but praise.
Being only 55 miles from London, the town is a popular residential area with commuters. Affordable property in Milton Keynes has always been easy to find, and the choice is not restricted to new build homes (houses, bungalows, flats...). Older, traditional properties can be found on the outskirts.
In Milton Keynes, many stunning, high-specification family homes - some of them unique executive dwellings - are designed to be in keeping with traditional Buckinghamshire building styles. So by buying a new property in the area, you'll be able to enjoy a wonderful blend of past and present.
Milton Keynes is easily accessible from Junctions 13 and 14 on the M1 motorway, the A5 dual carriageway cuts through the town's western edge. Trains from Milton Keynes Central Railway Station to London Euston leave regularly every day. London Luton is the nearest airport.
Milton Keynes is home to the renowned Cranfield Postgraduate University, but its educational offerings don't end there. As well as the new University Centre Milton Keynes (UCMK), the town is also the HQ for the Open University (OU). State schools in and around the area number around 130.
Theatre-lovers will be in their element in the town - The Milton Keynes Theatre hosts all the big name productions and shows and is the most successful theatre outside London's West End. Also, some of the world's most popular musical acts perform at The National Bowl each year.
Finally, as well as Milton Keynes itself being so alluring to new home seekers looking to relocate, there are also some charming, much sought after villages and towns locally, where homes to buy or rent can be found. For instance, Leighton Buzzard, Banbury and Wellingborough are all worth a look.
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This material was last updated on 01 May 2015. It covers the period from 03 January 1995 to 31 March 2015.
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