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Living And Working In Milton Keynes

by
Joanna Clare

Milton Keynes is a multicultural ‘new city’ ,having only been established in 1967 and situated in Buckinghamshire. However, it is still a town despite often being referred to as a city. It is not officially a city unless the Queen declares it so.

It is only around fifty miles from London so offers excellent rail and road connections. The nearest airport is London Luton Airport which is less than twenty miles away, offering flights to over thirty different countries. Milton Keynes is the largest settlement in Buckinghamshire with a population of approximately 230,000 residents.

Milton Keynes has been named as one of the fastest growing places in the United Kingdom and  has held a continually strong attraction for business and opportunity. Due to its economic popularity, amongst the strong industries which thrive and expand here are digital,advanced manufacturing, logistics and distribution, finance and high performance related technology. It boasts an outstanding reputation worldwide for being one of the United Kingdom’s leading distribution hubs and being in such close proximity to the capital, it enjoys an advantageous access to the opportunity this presents. The economy had an above average rate of growth last year and is predicted to become one of the fastest growing economies by the end of next year.

The University Campus Milton Keynes, which is affiliated with the University of Bedford is found here and offers a wide range of excellent learning possibilities.

There is a lot more to Milton Keynes than its many roundabouts. Milton Keynes is a diverse,creative and dynamic place to be, embracing its unique heritage yet also very much focuses on its future whilst supporting the successes of the present.

You would be mistaken in presuming that Milton Keynes is predominantly an urban area. There are several thousand acres of parkland, woodland, rivers and lakes with millions of trees with two fifths of the town is open space. It also has two sites of special scientific interest.

Bletchley Park is situated here and is a popular attraction. It was once a top secret home to World War Two Codebreakers and it is set in stunning grounds. Visit Willen Lake for its activities and watersports or enjoy a peaceful stroll around Salcey Forest.

Milton Keynes is full of experiences, entertainment and excitement with an abundance of galleries, art, theatre, music, sculptures, shopping and eating out. There are over two hundred works of public art such as the concrete cows, consisting of three cleverly created cows and three calves.The football stadium - Stadium MK was opened in 2007 and there are a host of other sporting inspired venues and events to be enjoyed.

The prices for housing seemed to have reached their peak in 2019 and have now steadied to an average of around £300,000. There are many schemes in place for the expansion of Milton Keynes with plans for the construction of many new homes.

Looking for a Career in Milton Keynes? We are hosting a careers fair at Jurys Inn on Friday 5th August, between the times of 10am-2pm. Ours event are completely free for jobseekers and are a great way to meet hiring companies around the city. Find out more here!

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