Milton Keynes is one of the top ten locations where prices are rising the fastest and it shows no signs of slowing down. As development starts on one of the most significant projects in a decade, which includes a boutique cinema, dining area, public spaces and new retail locations, central Milton Keynes is the first step in a wave of regeneration.

Commercially, Milton Keynes is mostly recognised for its IT and innovation performance. With the third-highest number of business start-ups per 10,000 of the UK population and strong economic performance, Milton Keynes is a key member of the Fast Growth Cities group that has resulted in nearly 20% of its workforce joining the knowledge sector. It’s these advancements that are contributing to Milton Keynes rapid rise – the city is expected to double its population to 500,000 by 2050.


Milton Keynes is one of a small number of places in the UK that has consistently benefitted from economic growth and has no plans on stopping anytime soon. The town (also referred to as a city) ranks highly in the UK as one of the top places for business commerce outside of London. Milton Keynes is home to many large businesses both national and international including Santander, Network Rail, Red Bull Racing, Domino’s Pizza, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen UK and so many more.


With MK being so close to London, you would think that a 35-minute train journey would hugely impact house prices locally, but we’re pleased to say that the price of a studio flat in London could get you a lovely house with 3+ bedrooms, garden and driveway. It is because of this and many other factors that makes Milton Keynes such a highly sought-after area to reside in. With this in mind, properties here are certainly not cheap. The average property in MK is £325,100 and the average price paid is £353,840. In addition, property prices have seen a significant increase since 2013 and judging by the average price in London, we aren’t surprised why. With quick links to motorways and rail lines, Milton Keynes is in a geographically desirable place. And with housing developments and projects in the pipeline for the coming years, there’s no question that Milton Keynes will be a prime investment for anyone looking to relocate.


Unquestionably, Milton Keynes is just as busy as any other major city in the UK. However, there are many different routes you can take to get both in and out of the town. With an average time of 35 minutes on the train to London, we have seen an influx of movers to Milton Keynes who commonly use the convenient railway links.

Milton Keynes Central train station is the main station within the town and is on the West Coast Main Line. The line is serviced by London Northwestern Railway and Avanti West Coast.

Direct train services run from Milton Keynes to London Euston, Watford Junction, Birmingham New Street, Northampton, Rugby, Coventry, Leighton Buzzard and a whole host of others.

The nearest airport is Luton airport which is about 20 miles away.

And with London Euston being a short journey away, you can rest assured that you can get to major places in and around the town quite conveniently too. Trains to London run very frequently every hour.


Milton Keynes is buzzing with opportunities to learn new things. It's got some of the best schools and colleges around, where results across the major schools are above the national average.  Milton Keynes College has a vast range of courses and vocational training and is the fastest-growing college in the UK. Contemporary learning continues at the Open University, where degree-level education is open to everyone. The nation can find higher education either via long-distance learning or at the OU’s headquarters here at Walton Hall. There is also the innovative new University Centre Milton Keynes – UCMK – a hub with stunning new facilities and exciting courses in the heart of the town.  Milton Keynes also has numerous Private schools for various age groups and Grammar schools situated a short drive away in Buckingham, Bedford and Aylesbury.


There are many fantastic amenities within the town that serve just as much of a purpose as London does! So even though London is short train journey away, there is much to do in Milton Keynes to keep yourself entertained. Here is just a snapshot of what is on offer...

Eating Out:

With over 350 restaurants on offer, Milton Keynes is the place to be for lovers of gastronomy of all kinds. Whether you prefer silver service and exquisite tasting menus, homely pub grub, or exploring food cultures from across the world, there’s always something to tuck into.

Shopping: The Centre MK

Milton Keynes has become the go-to place outside of London for those looking for some serious retail therapy. Boasting all the high street shops one can expect to find in a city plus an impressive John Lewis, it comes as no surprise that an entire day and potentially your bank balance can be lost spent at the centre. If you’re thinking about Moving to Milton Keynes, then ‘The Centre MK’ is the place you need for all your shopping requirements. Milton Keynes also has many out of town shopping areas, such as MK1, dotted around offering well known high street names and restaurants.

Parks & Attractions: Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park, once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers, is now a museum and vibrant heritage attraction open daily, managed by the Bletchley Park Trust

Leisure & Entertainment:  Xscape

Xscape Milton Keynes is a year-round leisure and entertainment indoor destination, a place where anything is possible!

Ski and snowboard on real snow any time of the year at Snozone, simulate skydiving at IFly, watch a movie and delight all of the senses in Cineworld’s 4DX screen, while away the hours on wall-to-wall trampolines and climbing wall, grab a quick bite or take time to dine, and browse sporting and lifestyle retail brands.