New Homes in Milton Keynes
Whether you’re uncovering local history, watching a musical or enjoying a walk with the family, there is a lot to see and do close to your new home in Milton Keynes. Located within easy reach of London, Milton Keynes has great transport links, top amenities and lots of employment opportunities in and around the town.
A quick history
Although Milton Keynes is a ‘new town’, archaeologists have found evidence of settlements in the local area dating back to the Neolithic period. Plans were set out for Milton Keynes in the 1960s, with the aim to create a new city with a quarter of a million residents. The plans included a gridded road system, a separate network of cycle routes throughout the town, and a guideline for no buildings to be taller than tree height. The height restriction was later lifted to allow the construction of bigger landmark buildings.
Business and industry
Milton Keynes is home to a number of big businesses, including; the headquarters of Argos, Red Bull Racing, Domino’s Pizza, Marshall Amplification, Network Rail, Homebase and Rubicon Drinks. The town also has good transport links into London, ideal if you’re commuting to the capital.
Things to do in the area
Despite being a new town, Milton Keynes is home to a few historic sites including; The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park, and Milton Keynes Museum. For a little culture, you can browse the exhibits at Milton Keynes Arts Centre or see a show at Milton Keynes Theatre, while the National Bowl is the town’s open-air concert venue.
If you’re moving to the town with children, there are lots of great kid-friendly attractions nearby including Gulliver’s Land, Woburn Safari Park and Emberton Country Park. For active families, you can go and try out watersports at Willen Lake and Park, or take a walk through Ouzel Valley Park.
For sports fans, you can enjoy a round of golf at Woburn Golf Club, dust off your racquet for a trip to The National Badminton Centre, or practice your snowboarding moves at Snozone. MK Dons football team play their home matches at Stadium MK.
When it’s time for a little retail therapy, The Centre: MK is home to a huge range of high street and designer shops, as well as restaurants and an open market. Intu Milton Keynes is also a popular shopping destination.
Travel and commuting
Milton Keynes is very well connected to the rest of the UK by road and rail, with the train journey to London Euston taking just 35-minutes from Milton Keynes Central. The M1 motorway is nearby, while the town also has a large bus station, Milton Keynes Coachway.
From Milton Keynes, the journey to Northampton takes just 15-minutes by train or 30-minutes by car, while Birmingham is a one-hour train journey from the town, or one hour 20 minutes by car. If you’re travelling further north to Manchester, the train journey to Piccadilly station only takes one hour 35-minutes.
When you’re going on holiday, London Luton Airport is just 35-minutes away by car, perfect for a hassle-free start to your trip.