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A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR LIVING IN MILTON KEYNES

A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR LIVING IN MILTON KEYNES

Are you considering moving to Milton Keynes? Or perhaps you have recently relocated. To give you a helping hand, we at The Webber Independent School have created this guide to help you understand what it is like living in Milton Keynes.

Vast greenery of Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes is an innovative city in Buckinghamshire just 50 miles North-West of London, and is one of the largest towns in South East England. With its vibrant green spaces and gridline system, Milton Keynes is a thriving place with plenty of things to do.

It’s known for its concrete cows and roundabouts but hosts many wondrous experiences, including Bletchley Park the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers, and offers a vibrant cultural scene, educational institutions, green spaces, shopping, and family-friendly attractions. The town’s combination of tech-smart innovation, cultural diversity, and modern amenities makes it an attractive destination and place to live.

 

According to the census, Milton Keynes population grew 15.3%, from around 248,800 in 2011 to 287,000 in 2021, with many families choosing to settle and raise children here.

Discover more below.

HOUSE PRICES IN MILTON KEYNES

Properties in Milton Keynes had an overall average price of £344,816 over the last year.

Detached properties, selling for an average price of £534,159.

Terraced properties sold for an average of £287,318,

Semi-detached properties fetching £331,148.

 

ESTATE AGENTS IN MILTON KEYNES

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Alexander Lawrence

Michael Anthony

Alan Francis

Connells

WHAT MAKES MILTON KEYNES A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE?

Milton Keynes, named a ‘Competitive City’, is one of the fastest growing economies known as one of the top places for new businesses/Entrepreneurs to flourish and the highest rate of employment in South West England at 80%.

Milton Keynes is also well situated just outside of London and 30 minutes from Luton Airport, making it highly convenient for commuters

 

SCHOOLS IN MILTON KEYNES

For those with children or who plan to start a family in the future, one of the most important considerations when moving to a new area is the quality of schools nearby.

In Milton Keynes, there is a range of both state and private schools to choose from.

If you are considering an independent education for your child, The Webber Independent School offers an excellent high-quality educational journey for children 6 months to 16years.

If you would like to come and see for yourself what makes The Webber such a wonderful place to learn and grow, please contact our Admissions Team to arrange a visit.

TRANSPORT LINKS IN MILTON KEYNES

Traveling in Milton Keynes is easy thanks to the excellent transport design of the City.

Road: Milton Keynes is nestled in between the M1 and A5, just 40 minutes from London. The city itself is conveniently structured on a grid system for easy commuting.

Train: Milton Keynes Train Station is located in the centre of the City and has a direct link to both London and Birmingham.

Bus: National Express coach station is located central to the City and offers daily links up and down the country, there is also a park and ride. Arriva Bus is the City’s local bus service running across the city’s community and connecting towns such as Northamptonshire and Oxford.

Cycle: MK’s City is built alongside a Redway system for cyclists and walkers, connecting all squares of the community and central hubs. There are also many Santander Cycles and Lime Bikes dotted around the City for hire.

Airport: For those who travel by plane, Milton Keynes is located just 30 minutes from Luton Airport.

 

ONLINE FACEBOOK GROUPS AND FORUMS

Before moving to a new area, it is useful to reach out to locals for tips. A great way to do this is via local Facebook groups and forums.

We have prepared a list of useful Facebook groups, alongside our own Webber School page, for anyone thinking of moving to Milton Keynes.

Milton Keynes Noticeboard Facebook group

Milton Keynes Parents Facebook group

Milton Keynes Forum with Milton Keynes Council

Milton Keynes Travel Forum with TripAdvisor

THINGS TO DO IN MILTON KEYNES

Milton Keynes offers a vibrant and lively community with plenty of things to do. We have put together a list of just some of the local activities available – so take your family out and explore.

Bletchley Park: Once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers, is now a vibrant heritage attraction in Milton Keynes, open daily to visitors.

Snozone: Snozone is the only UK indoor ski and snowboard centre to have its own snow school dedicated to teaching children and adults with a range of physical challenges

Milton Keynes Theatre: Milton Keynes Theatre has a 1400-seat auditorium with its’ fully retracting ceiling providing a more intimate viewing experience.

The Stables: The Stables, a live music destination that hosts over 400 concerts and around 250 education events a year including the National Youth Music Camps which take place over the summer.

Willen Lake:  Willen Lake is the most popular park in Milton Keynes and is home to Splash ‘n’ Play, watersports, wakeboarding, Treetop Extreme, and many more fun-packed activities.

PLACES TO EAT IN MILTON KEYNES

There are many wonderful eateries in Milton Keynes, from Michelin-starred restaurants to cosy cafes and independent one-of-a-kind businesses.

Warbler on the Warf: Offering indoor seating and 66 parking spaces, the pub features a beautiful outside terrace and a south-facing beer garden overlooking the marina and Campbel Park greenery.

Veeno: Traditional Italian Wine bar and restaurant situated in The Hub, dog friendly and accessible.

The Game Changer Kitchen: Award-winning cafe in Milton Keynes offering homemade cakes, all-day breakfast, brunch and lunch, and delicious coffee using local Wooden Hill.

Ottoman Kitchen: Traditional and Modern Turkish menu offering Meze and Grill, an Independent family-run business.

Brasserie Blanc: Upscale chain brasserie serving a classically French menu devised by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc.

WHERE TO GO SHOPPING IN MILTON KEYNES

Milton Keynes offers a wide range of shopping facilities for all the family, from independent boutiques to superstores. Take a look at our shopping suggestions below:

Centre:MK: 1000’s of brands under one roof, Centre:MK is one of the UK’s top shopping destinations based in the heart of Milton Keynes.

Midsummer Place: An extension to Centre:MK, Midsummer Place is located in the heart of Milton Keynes, Midsummer Place is a premier shopping centre home to everything from big-name fashion to independent retailers.

MK1: Home to the MK Dons Stadium and MK1 Shopping & Leisure Park is a destination for fashion, food, and film just a 10-minute drive from the heart of Milton Keynes with 900 free parking spaces.

Kingston Shopping Centre: Located on the East of Milton Keynes, Kingston Shopping centre hosts high-street fashion stores, a supermarket, and food outlets, plus free parking.

SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT IN MILTON KEYNES

In Milton Keynes, there are plenty of sporting activities and other exciting events to keep you and your family busy and entertained.

MK Dons Stadium: Stadium MK is a football ground in the Denbigh district of Bletchley in Milton Keynes. The home ground of EFL League Two side Milton Keynes Dons and FA Women’s National League South side Milton Keynes Dons Women.

National Badminton Centre: The National Badminton Centre provides world-class badminton courts and gym facilities used by Olympic athletes. Open to individuals, clubs, and the local community also home to a 3-star 25-room hotel – The Lodge, a sports bar, and the Barn restaurant.

Planet Ice: Home to MK Lightening’s, National Ice Hockey team, Planet Ice Arena Milton Keynes is a 2,800-capacity multi-purpose ice rink/hockey rink located in Milton Keynes.

 

PARKS IN MILTON KEYNES

If you love the great outdoors, then Milton Keynes is the place for you. There are plenty of green spaces, parks, and woodlands for you to explore in the area; you may even be lucky enough to catch sight of some wildlife while you are out and about.

Linford Wood is situated on our doorstep for the perfect Webber ecology learning experience.

Campbell Park

Loughton Lake also known as Tear Drop Lake.

Ouse Valley Park

Howe Park Wood

NURSERIES IN MILTON KEYNES

There are many nurseries and preschools in Milton Keynes, and we are excited to announce the addition of our very own nursery, The Webber Nursery, which will give our children the perfect start to their learning journey.

This exciting Nursery, attached to our very own co-educational school The Webber Independent School, will cater for children from 6 months to 4 years and will be open 5 weeks per year. To find out more, please click here.

LOOKING FOR A SCHOOL IN MILTON KEYNES?

If you are looking for an excellent co-educational independent school and nursery in Milton Keynes for ages 6 months to 16 years, please arrange a personalised tour with our Head Mistress, Mrs. Hilary Marsden.

To arrange a tour of The Webber Independent School or to find out about our next Open Morning, please see Admissions, Make an Enquiry, HERE.

 

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Events and Tasters
This June, we are offering free Mini Taster Sessions. We also have a Meet the Teacher event on June 10th, from 4pm – 5pm for both parents and students. Speak directly with our admissions registrar Ms. Sandra Murchinson on registrar@webberindependentschool.co.uk or 01908 574740 to book your place or click here