Shared ownership in Milton Keynes
We’ll let you in on a little secret… Milton Keynes is tipped as one to watch this year for savvy homebuyers. The Buckinghamshire commuter town has seen its housing scene ascend in the popularity stakes, and property experts CBRE, named it one of the most buoyant locations in Britain, with the fastest-growing population in Europe. Investment firm, Seven Capital, has also pinpointed it as one of five emerging hotspots for 2020.
Why move to Milton Keynes?
Development is rife, new housing is popping up, and waves of regeneration are rippling across the city lending real impetus to the housing market. So much so, house prices are rising fast and showing no signs of slowing down.
If your view of MK, as it’s affectionately known by locals, is of characterless chain restaurants, ugly brutalist architecture and those bizarre concrete cow installations, you need to look a little closer. Rising from the ground in the 1960’s, it was initially built to cope with rising populations in London. But thanks to ripe investment and innovation, Milton Keynes has evolved into a centre of commerce for thousands of start-ups.
It’s not just its thriving economy though that’s attracting homeowners to invest in a life here. Milton Keynes centre is fast becoming a fun and playful hub with hundreds of shops, a theatre, art gallery and an outdoor music venue. You can even get a dose of winter sports at the indoor skiing centre and escape into the great outdoors, in amongst the city’s 5000 acres of verdant open spaces.
The fact remains, too, that Milton Keynes’ connectivity is one of its unbeatable draws. It takes just 35 minutes for commuters to arrive into Euston, there’s an excellent bus network and MK is striped with cycle lanes.
Part-buy Part-rent options
The good news for potential homeowners is that it’s not too late to take advantage of its buzzing housing market. It may be the best place to do business outside of London, but through the government-backed shared ownership scheme, you can get a handle on the property ladder.
On the outskirts of the city, there’s the new Saxon Reach – an ultra-modern collection of apartments and high-spec homes, many of which have private gardens or balconies, open-plan living, fitted wardrobes and parking spaces. Live here and you’ll also be close to the M1 for excellent transport links to the city centre, but live within a rural setting with bags of charm.
There’s also The Fairways, Glebe Farm – a polished new development of assorted properties that are cool and contemporary. And then there’s Oakbrook Lake in Bletchley, just outside of Milton Keynes – a leafy and refined development with flats and two- and three-bedroom homes that’s starting to turn heads for potential homeowners.
So what are you waiting for? There are dozens of properties for sale in Milton Keynes. Get in touch with Property Booking today to guide you through the process and you’ll be onto a winner.