The pretty county town of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire boasts beautiful period properties, great transport links, and some top-notch schools. The area is most famous for the idyllic Chiltern Hills and favourite children’s author, Roald Dahl. Dahl lived in Great Missenden and he is now celebrated in two well-loved museums within Aylesbury.
Moving to Aylesbury
Aylesbury town centre has quaint streets, such as Pebble Lane and Temple, which are bequeathed with a mix of medieval and Victorian properties. More period homes can be found on the streets heading out of the town and one step further into the suburbs is where you will find the more modern homes. King Edward Avenue and St Mary’s Square are the most popular roads in Aylesbury, boasting grand Thirties houses and tiny period cottages.
Moving to Aylesbury couldn’t be easier, with the Britannia Bucks & Herts office located in the town itself. The team at Britannia Bucks & Herts are not only able to provide you with a seamless moving service, but can also provide bespoke storage solutions.
Schools in Aylesbury
There are some ‘outstanding’ primary schools in Aylesbury, as indicated by Ofsted. St Louis RC in Harris Court, St Mary’s CofE in Keen Close, Turnfurlong Infants in Turnfurlong Lane, St Joseph’s RC Infants in Hazell Avenue, and Bedgrove Primary in Ingram Avenue are all firm favourites with local families.
The education scene in Aylesbury is dominated by three state grammar schools: Aylesbury Grammar (boys, ages 11 to 18) in Walton Road and Aylesbury High (girls, ages 11 to 18) also in Walton Road, are both judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted; and Sir Henry Floyd (co-ed, ages 11 to 18) in Oxford Road, is judged ‘good’.
The local private prep school is in Little Kimble. Griffin House is a co-education independent school for children aged three to 11.
Transport Links Aylesbury
The majority of the people who live in Aylesbury commute to London, Milton Keynes, or Oxford. Trains to the city run directly to London Marylebone in a fraction over an hour. Other services from Aylesbury railway station travel to Amersham (21 minutes) and Princes Risborough (16 minutes).
For villages in the northwest of Aylesbury, is Aylesbury Vale Parkway railway station. Trains to and from Marylebone simple extend to this station.
For those who like to get behind the wheel, Aylesbury is served by the A41 from London to Birkenhead, which becomes the M40 13 miles away at Bicester. The A413 and A418 also run through the town, and the M25 orbital is just over 21 miles away.
A comprehensive transport hub was created for Aylesbury in 2006. Bus lanes around the town’s inner city ring road were put in place, which especially improved the connectivity between bus and rail services. Aylesbury is well connected to local destinations by buses run by Arriva. Destinations include Milton Keynes, Watford, Luton, Hemel Hempstead, and Oxford.