This guide will be invaluable for anyone seeking to live in the Buckinghamshire county town of Aylesbury, including advice on those all-important removals.
It is possible to find a modern, detached four bedroom house for between £300,000 and £400,000, whilst renting a two-bedroomed apartment costs between £650 and £800 per month. (January 2014 prices)
Neighbouring towns and villages include Thame, Aston Clinton, Stoke Mandeville, Lower Hartwell and Bierton.
Aylesbury is situated on the A41, midway between Bicester, where it joins the M40, and Watford, where it joins the M25 at junction 20 (approximately 20 miles distant in both directions.
There is a frequent commuter service on the Chiltern Rail link from either Aylesbury Station or Aylesbury Vale Parkway to London Marylebone, with a journey time of around one hour.
Both Heathrow and Luton airports are within an easy drive.
Aylesbury, nestling under the Chiltern Hills, is not just the county town of Buckinghamshire, it is one of the fastest growing towns in the south east of England, with a population of around 85,000 at present. This has not been a haphazard growth, but a planned one, meaning that the necessary infrastructure, including shops, transport, schools, leisure facilities and employment opportunities are all in place. This is a real bonus for people seeking to move house to the area. Of course, being on an excellent commuter route into London, many people also travel into the capital for work.
As with many of the local towns and villages, there has been has been a settlement at Aylesbury for over two thousand years, with excavations finding archaeological remains dating back to around 650BC. The A41 was originally one of the many Roman roads built to transport troops and supplies when the Romans invaded England. Aylesbury has had a varied history since then, including being prominent in the Civil War and having the first branch railway line in the world, built in 1839. Other transport links were created when the Grand Union Canal was built, which still provides many leisure facilities, even though its original purpose of transporting goods has largely been superseded.
Anyone who has an interest in local history will find plenty to hold their interest if moving to Aylesbury, with areas of the town having several old buildings, including Georgian, Victorian and some of Elizabethan or Jacobean times such as the 14th century King’s Head Inn, which is now owned by the National Trust. Aylesbury Town Council has a useful website, with links to other historical features such as the 19th Century workhouses and some of its famous people, the most notable of whom was possibly John Wilkes.
The ethos of the town is very much in the 21st century, however, perhaps typified by the iconic “Blue Leanie”, a large glass and brick building, with sloping walls, built in 1982 and now home to HBoS. There has been considerable investment in the town with, as stated earlier, consideration of all the factors necessary for comfortable modern living. There is therefore a balance of leisure facilities, business parks and housing to ensure that the needs of all Aylesbury’s growing population are met now and can continue to be met as more people move to the town, attracted by reasonably priced houses, good employment opportunities locally, and a frequent rail service to London.
If you wish to move to Aylesbury, or one of the neighbouring Chiltern villages, then Van Man in London can help with the removals side of things. Our large Luton vans can accommodate surprising loads and we pride ourselves on providing one of the friendliest and most helpful man and van services in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Being locally based, at Watford, we are very familiar with the Aylesbury area and are happy to give quotations for a full removal service, including packing, or just for the transporting of one or more van loads of household goods.