Milton Keynes Local Information

Investing in Milton Keynes

Why invest in property in Milton Keynes?

The reasons to buy property to let in Milton Keynes are many and varied but here are the key points to consider when making your decision:

Milton Keynes is a unique place to live and work

With all the benefits a modern city, its unique design and layout mean little or no congestion, overcrowding and the problems that other cities struggle with. There are 4,500 acres of open spaces, lakes and 20 million trees with parkland, canals and woodland walks making Milton Keynes a truly green city. Click here for more:

Milton Keynes is the fastest growing city in the UK

Creating fantastic opportunities for businesses & individuals alike and it is predicted to be the country's number one location for growth in the coming years

The city enjoys a growing business base with thousands off new homes planned in the coming years. This means high levels of employment and an excellent standard of living. Some of the biggest global brands are headquartered in Milton Keynes making it a supply chain hub.

Milton Keynes has been rated as having the highest growth prospects for both jobs and output and is vaunted as the place most likely to help lead the UK into new economic growth.

The population has grown fourfold from 60,000 in 1967 to 249,900 in 2011 and is projected to exceed 300,000 in the next fifteen years. Between 1998 and 2008 on average five new companies joined the city each month.
The second phase of Milton Keynes' expansion is now underway with plans for the Eastern and Western expansions of the city to include more than 10,000 houses and 728 hectares of new development sites.

Milton Keynes is located at the very heart of the UK

The city is mid-way between London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge. Excellent road and rail connections put you at the heart of one of the most dynamic regions in Europe. London Euston is just 35 minutes by train, which attracts plenty of commuters who don’t want the stress and cost of being located in the capital.

Milton Keynes is served by nearby international airports. London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Birmingham and East Midlands can all be reached in 90 minutes.

Milton Keynes is innovative and forward thinking

Bletchley Park is the historic site of secret the Enigma code-breaking activities during the Second World War and where Alan Turing designed the modern computer. Modern day innovators are pushing the boundaries of technology worldwide, just look at the engineering genius of companies like Red Bull Racing and mobile technology experts AirWatch both successfully operating in Milton Keynes.

Milton Keynes has a vision to become a Smart City and will be an exemplar resource-efficient city with renewable energy sources and sustainable systems.

Plans for the city include radical building codes, retrofit programmes, smart electricity grids and meters, local energy production and integrated transport systems. MK's approach is to use data gathered from the integration of these systems to cultivate an 'innovation ecosystem' in which city-based alliances enable communities, SMEs and universities to collaborate.

Milton Keynes was the first to introduce door to door recycling and has led the way on the introduction of electric car charging points. E.ON and Milton Keynes Council have trials in smart homes where residents control heating remotely. A group led by Arup and Mitsui Europe are pioneering wireless charging on the new electric buses, and University College Milton Keynes is home to many more innovative projects with facilities such as the Smart Cities Institute and the Centre for Telehealth.