This handy mini-guide to the town of Milton Keynes contains useful information about the town and removal services in the Milton Keynes area.
There is a wide range of property on the market in the Milton Keynes area. Sizeable four bedroom detached properties are on the market at around £500,000-£600,000 (March 2014 figures) with smaller four bed detached and semis for around £300-£350,000.
2 bedroom apartments and self-contained properties in central Milton Keynes are available to rent from around £700-£800 pcm, with fully serviced apartments also available from around £900 – £1000 pcm
The towns and villages of Bletchley, Newport Pagnell, Stony Stratford, Woburn Sands, Wolverton and Winslow are all close to central Milton Keynes.
Milton Keynes is a principal station on the West Coast Mainline between London (Euston) and north-west England/Glasgow. The town’s rail service provides for sensible daily commuting to London – trains to Euston run every 10-15 minutes at peak times with a journey time of around 35-45 minutes. Three monthly season ticket prices, at around £1400, are higher than some other locations, however.
The town is excellently placed on the motorway network with easy access to the M1 motorway at junction 14, around 1 hour 20 minutes’ drive to London, or 40 minutes to the M25 (assuming clear traffic – not always the case on this section of the M1!)
Luton Airport is around 30 minutes’ drive away, with Heathrow easily accessible via M1/M25.
Milton Keynes Guide
Situated around 45 miles north west of London, modern day Milton Keynes contains little or nothing of the historic village whose name the present day new town bears. The town was conceived and designed in the mid-1960s as a self-sustaining planned town laid out on a grid-like pattern with state-of-the-art shopping, leisure and working environments for the target population of 250,000 moving to the area, mostly from London and the surrounding areas.
The vision of the Milton Keynes Development Corporation that the town, deliberately situated so as to be equidistant from London, Birmingham, Leicester, Oxford and Cambridge, should become a distinctive self-contained community in its own right, has largely succeeded. The modern – futuristic, even in the 1960’s – design of the town and its buildings became a byword for town planning in the era in which it was built. With housing, cycle ways, linear parks and other green spaces carefully planned and constructed, the town is popular with most of its residents, even though the somewhat rigid design concept has proved controversial with town planners ever since its conception in the mid-1960s
As well as proving popular as a removal destination with many who travel to work in London, Bedford, Luton or other surrounding towns, Milton Keynes has succeeded in attracting businesses to locate in the town, vindicating the vision of its founding fathers. Such diverse companies as Argos, Mercedes-Benz, the Open University and Marshall Amplification have moved their UK headquarters in, or close to, the town.
The town has also attracted a number of prestigious sports teams to the area including MK Dons (risen from the ashes of Wimbledon Football Club whose controversial and protracted relocation from their former South London home was completed in 2007. Red Bull F1 racing team also have their base in Milton Keynes. The town is also home to the National Badminton Centre, the Xscape indoor ski slope and the Airkix indoor skydiving centre.
For those considering moving to Milton Keynes, the town offers an excellent transport system and a good selection of reasonably priced housing. Since the town was planned to make the best use of its open green spaces, Milton Keynes has the feel of a succession of villages rather than a large single town. The state and independent schools in the area have an excellent local reputation and, true to its original design concept, Milton Keynes is easily accessible for those working and commuting daily to London or other nearby centres.
Milton Keynes Removals
For almost 12 years now, Van Man in London has been offering a locally based high quality customer-focussed removals service in the Milton Keynes, South Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire area. Our large Luton vans, all equipped with modern satellite navigation systems and tail lifts are ideal for your home or office removal, whether locally or further afield, such as from (or to) the Greater London area.
We can offer a range of options from full removals service to providing a man-and-van package for those who are looking for a more hands-on approach to moving house. Why not call us to discuss your requirements and for a personally tailored quote?