Milton Keynes boosts commuter home appeal with £600m regeneration plans

Posted 21 December 2015 by Keith Osborne

This Buckinghamshire town looks set to attract many more commuters as it invests in new housing developments and infrastructure...

Having grown from a small collection of towns and villages into a significant sub-regional centre over the past 40 years, Milton Keynes is a thriving hotspot.

Located in Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes beautifully combines the modern with the historic, offering plenty of fascinating history amidst a contemporary setting. The town is ideal for the modern commuter with it offering great cross-city connections.

Concrete cowsTravelling into London Euston from Milton Keynes Central on one of the 92 trains that runs every day takes as little as 32 minutes. A monthly ticket costs £469.30 and an annual ticket totals at £4,888. The town is also ideally situated close to the M1 making for easy access to Heathrow airport with it being just an hour’s drive away.  

Whilst Milton Keynes has an abundance of new properties available on the market, the town currently has plans to transform seven entire states in a £600m facelift, aiming to update some of the rundown blocks to fit with the up-and-coming feel of this vibrant city.

Education is something that Milton Keynes takes pride in with Shenley Brook End Secondary School and Denbigh School producing some outstanding academic achievement. Milton Keynes Council has confirmed that there will be 10,000 new school places made available over the next four years with the construction of seven new schools and plans to extend existing ones being recently approved.

The town is known for its thriving music scene with residents and visitors being able to enjoy a multitude of performances at the Milton Keynes theatre. The auditorium which has a capacity of 1,400 is considered one of the most successful theatres outside of London’s West End, being most notorious for its operatic performances. Another, The Stables, founded by world renowned jazz musicians Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine offers music lovers the sounds from the world of pop, rock, jazz and classical in an intimate 398-seat auditorium.

In terms of employment opportunities, a recent survey conducted by Statista found job growth in the town to have risen by 18% with unemployment reducing to just 6.5%. Due to its economic growth over the last decade, Milton Keynes has been voted fifth for being one of the best places to make a living in the UK as of 2015.

New homes for sale in Milton Keynes now or coming soon:

Brooklands (Barratt Homes) – The Brooklands development just 10 minutes east of central Milton Keynes combines the classic and the contemporary in this collection of two-, three-, four- and five bedroom detached and terraced homes. The collection features houses of varying prices to suit individual budgets. Homes start from £326,995. Help to Buy available. Find out more about Brooklands from Barratt Homes Brooklands
Fairfields (Barratt Homes) – On the North-West side of Milton Keynes, Fairfields is the new development close to the market town of Stony Stratford. The development has something for all types of buyer with one-, two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes combining contemporary living with Georgian architecture. Homes begin at £199,495.  Find out more about Fairfields from Barratt Homes  Fairfields
Marston Park (David Wilson Homes) – This scheme offers three- and four-bedroom family homes at the edge of Marston Vale Millennium Country Park. These traditional family homes are situated within the catchment area for some of the most sought-after schools in the area. Starting prices from £296,995. Find out more about Marston Park from David Wilson Homes Marston Park
Winslow Grange (Bloor Homes) – These two-, three- and four- bedroom homes blend town living with the country. Located just twenty minutes away from central Milton Keynes in the idyllic town of Winslow, this collection of homes are situated in the tranquil yet thriving countryside. Find out more about Winslow Grange from Bloor Homes Winslow Grange
Oxley Park (Linden Homes) – This development of 131 units is coming soon and will comprise a mix of carefully-designed two-bedroom apartments and two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes. The first homes are due for completion in summer 2016, but anyone interested can register now by calling 01733 396657
 
Oxley Park

Oakgrove Village (Affinity Sutton) – This is a collection of six apartments and houses available through Shared Ownership. Each home comes with fully fitted carpets and fully fitted kitchens including a fridge-freezer and washer-dryer. Apartments come with one allocated parking space while the houses benefit from two parking spaces. Apartments start at £54,250 for a 35% share, houses from £76,250 for a 25% share. Find out more at 0300 100 0303.

Oakgrove Village

 

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