Family Life in Buckinghamshire

Far enough away from the demanding bustle of London to be able to relax but close enough to commute back to quickly, or to dip into it when you feel the desire, Buckinghamshire is an ideal location to raise a family. With beautiful countryside, plenty to do, and great communication links, for many it’s got all one needs. And at Stacks we’ve been helping families find fantastic homes in the county for many years.

In truth, the county is a little gem. Renowned for its grammar schools, the superb variety of activities available to keep the little ones occupied also make it ideal for families. There are excellent shopping facilities nestled within the glorious countryside. And with over a third of the county being covered by the Chiltern Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty you are never short of stunning places to visit.

However, the rest of the country is also effectively on your doorstep as well. The superb network of train lines and roads that run through the county mean you can easily access other gorgeous parts of the UK for a day trip without a problem. The essentials of living are covered in style, and the superb additional features on offer make Buckinghamshire not just an aspiration… but a reality.

  • Schools in Buckinghamshire – The county has a justified reputation for its excellent grammar schools, leading public schools, and good day junior schools. When we’re helping families decide where to live, we often dedicate time to arranging visits to schools so people can see for themselves. We have a page that focuses on our school search service in Buckinghamshire, just click here. [Link to Bucks Schools]
  • Activities galore – There is heaps to entertain all ages and interests. With miles and miles of countryside footpaths, atmospheric beech forests, and a beautifully maintained network of waterways such as the Grand Union Canal, there really is something for everyone. Fishing, water sports, horse riding, you name it, it’s got it. From the Chiltern Open Air Museum, to Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm & Eco Centre, to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, you won’t be short of weekend entertainment.
  • National Trust, eat your heart out – Buckinghamshire is proudly home to more National Trust properties and sites than any other county in England. Think grand country houses such as Waddesdon Manor and Hughenden; think rolling hills and woodland walks across the Chilterns; think stunning landscaped gardens at Stowe. And what with interesting historic snippets such as Gray’s Monument at Stoke Poges to tickle your imagination as well, you’ll start to get a feel for what we’re talking about.
  • Delightful variety for shopping – Many of the towns, including Buckingham, still have traditional markets on a weekly basis. Plus farmers’ markets and shops are dotted around offering wonderfully fresh and seasonal produce to the keen cook. Boutiques also abound, but for those needing a larger style of shopping centre Milton Keynes offers pretty much everything you could need.
  • Travel links and commuting – The train lines through Milton Keynes can whizz you into Euston in just over half an hour. And lines from Oxford, Bicester & Haddenham & Thame can take you into the west side of the capital if that works better. In fact, Chiltern Railways is rated in the top third of operators for passenger satisfaction, running reliable routes into Marylebone from such towns as Aylesbury, Amersham, Beaconsfield, so commuting is well catered for. For those relying on the road network, the M40 provides easy access north and south, and the M1 isn’t far away. The M25 provides a useful ring road to different parts of London. And then of course the M4 pokes out to the west and provides access to all that that corridor offers.

The county has thrived over the centuries as a result of its agriculture, and that heritage still proliferates today with gorgeous villages, bustling market towns, and a wonderful offering of substantial properties and estates. Its county town, Buckingham, is often described as rural yet vibrant. Steeped in history that stems from the success any conurbation originally enjoyed when located along a river (in this case the Great Ouse), such background is well evidenced with little gems such as St Rumbold’s Well, which is a medieval well near the old railway. 

According to Buckinghamshire Business First, more businesses start up in Buckinghamshire than almost anywhere else. It’s not a surprise really, because towns like Milton Keynes were designed for it and nowhere is that far from the big smoke for meetings in the capital to take place easily. So if you do run your own business, or are planning to, moving to Buckinghamshire will see you well supported.

If you’re looking for peace and tranquillity in a village setting… Buckinghamshire has it. If you’re looking for something modern, with a bit of zing… Buckinghamshire has it. If you have dreams of a rustic rural farmhouse…. Buckinghamshire has them. If you have more substantial visions for a countryside estate… It has those too. It is a sought after county, and it offers a little of everything to families wanting to put down some roots. It’s true that the larger properties tend to change hands without ever reaching the market, but when you work with us at Stacks that’s not a problem; our contacts keep us in the know.

To find out more about what Buckinghamshire can offer families, have a look at the pages here

If you’d like to discuss your plans, or find out more to understand how Buckinghamshire could be just the place for your family to grow and thrive, then give Rachel a call on +44 (0)7502 406688 or Nick on +44 (0)7775 724990.

What will a Stacks buying agent in Buckinghamshire do for you?

Professional Expertise

We’ll talk with you about how you want to live, the demands of your work, and your plans. We’ll establish what you need from your next home… and why.

Finding a Property

We’ll scour the market, bend the ears of our contacts, and hound the estate agents. We’ll leave no stone unturned to find the right home for you.

Saving you Money

We’ll haggle hard and bring all that we’ve discovered to bear to agree the best terms on your behalf. Our clients enjoy preferred bidder status with estate agents. 

Trouble Free Completion

We’ll problem-bust, tackle obstacles, arrange surveys, and liaise with planners. A myriad of issues can raise their head at this point… we’ll deal with them all for you.

Call Rachel or Nick to discuss what you are looking for.
Tel: 07502 406688 / Tel: 01628 777991

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