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Milton Keynes Removals
Referred to by locals as MK, Milton Keynes is located in Buckinghamshire and known for its roundabouts and iconic concrete cows. However, this is not all the large town has to offer. It is regarded as a fantastic place to bring up children, with lots of great schools and open spaces thanks to an American style layout. However, this town structure that once made the town so unique is being infilled with around 170,000 new properties. Although this may seem like a negative, this means more homes for new arrivals to move into, and guaranteed prosperity for the area.
Moving to Milton Keynes couldn’t be easier. The Britannia Harrison and Rowley office is located just 30 minutes away from Milton Keynes, in St Neots. The team at Britannia Harrison and Rowley are not only able to provide you with a seamless moving service, but can also provide bespoke storage solutions.
Moving to Milton Keynes
MK has a fantastic mix of properties, from quirky period homes to contemporary new builds. It is a fantastic area for first-time buyers to get their foot on the ladder but, equally, the rental market is extremely buoyant. For period homes venture to Stony Stratford, Woburn, and Woburn Sands. If Victorian properties are what you are after, the former railway town of Wolverton has some stand-out terraces.
As opposed to popular estates and streets, Milton Keynes has districts. Middleton and Loughton are very popular, as are the Shenleys. For new builds, there are vast areas of expansion in Milton Keynes, particularly to the east. Broughton Mews, Broughton Chase, Kingston Chase, Aqua, Stratford Park, and Fenny Stratford are just some of the epic development estates with a variety of properties, from flats to detached family homes.
Schools in Milton Keynes
For families moving to Milton Keynes with children of school age, research into which district to live in is imperative. Not all of the primary schools are of the same calibre. All of the following schools have been awarded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted; Sheperdswell in Springfield, Caroline Haslett in the Shenleys, Ashbrooke and Two Mile Ash in Two Mile Ash, and Priory Common and New Bradwell in Bradwell.
In terms of secondary schools, complete with sixth forms, there are ‘outstanding’ establishments in Milton Keynes. St Pauls RC in Bletchley, Denbigh in Shenley Church End, and Oakgrove in Middleton.
Private primary and secondary schools are extremely popular in Milton Keynes as some families have little faith in the state system. The Milton Keynes Preparatory School has three schools, educating children from the ages of two months to 11 years. The Webber is located in Stantonbury Fields and educates both boys and girls, aged 1 to 18. Lastly, The Grove (known locally as TGIS) is located in Loughton and is a co-ed facility for children ages three months to 13 years.
Transport Links Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Central is the principal start and terminus for London Midland’s service to and from London Euston. Trains from Euston also run to Northampton, Crewe, and Birmingham New Street, including Milton Keynes Central as a major stop. Trains to London Euston take between 35 minutes and 58 minutes depending on the service, and Birmingham New Street is 55 minutes to 1 hour 32 minutes away.
Virgin Trains also run services to and from Euston. Their northbound services from Milton Keynes are direct to Glasgow (5 hours 4 minutes) and Edinburgh (5 hours 9 minutes) via Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Crewe, and Chester. Additional peak hour services run to Liverpool Lime Street, Preston, Glasgow Central, and Wolverhampton.
Milton Keynes does have an extensive bus network but most residents drive and are not concerned with traffic and numerous roundabouts. Handily located just off of the M1, Milton Keynes is well connected by road to London (1 hour 12 minutes) and Birmingham (1 hour 20).