Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire is a county in the southeast of England. The largest and most populous town in Buckinghamshire is Milton Keynes with over 200,000 residents. Other large towns include Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Slough. There are lots of villages to explore as well such as Stoke Mandeville near Aylesbury (the home of the famous Stoke Mandeville Games), Anstee near Bletchley (which has an ancient church) and East Claydon near Leighton Buzzard (famous for its cherry orchards).

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Best places to live in Buckinghamshire

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Windmill in Buckinghamshire

Where is Buckinghamshire? 

With an area of 3,467 kilometres squared, Buckinghamshire shares borders with Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire and Berkshire. The principal town is Aylesbury. Buckinghamshire was historically divided into four divisions: Chiltern Hundreds (the northern section), Great (or Eastern) Divisions (the eastern and central sections), and South or Western Divisions (the south-western section).

Areas in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire is famous for its countryside, which is popular with walkers and cyclists. The county’s most notable beauty spot is the Thames Valley through which it runs north to south. It contains some of England’s finest countryside areas and small towns and villages. Some of the more popular areas in Buckinghamshire include Aylesbury, Wycombe, Chiltern Hills and Leighton Buzzard

Aylesbury

The town of Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire. It is a market town and also home to the Chilterns, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is well known for its rolling hills and quaint villages.

Wycombe

The district of Wycombe is located in the northwest of Buckinghamshire. The most notable towns in the district are High Wycombe and Marlow. The area is known for its natural beauty as well as its proximity to London.

Chiltern Hills

The Chilterns are a range of chalk hills that run through several counties in southern England, including Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. The area has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty because of its beautiful countryside. It is also home to the famous prehistoric monument known as Wayland’s Smithy.

Village near Leighton Buzzard in Buckinghamshire

Leighton Buzzard

The town of Leighton Buzzard is located in central Buckinghamshire just south of the Chiltern Hills and northwest of Luton, Bedfordshire. The settlement dates back to Roman times and is hugely popular because of its close proximity to London.

Universities in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire’s primary universities include the University of Buckinghamshire and Buckinghamshire New University.

University of Buckinghamshire 

With a campus located in High Wycombe, the University of Buckinghamshire is a non-profit private research university with over 5000 students. It is the oldest of the UK’s five private Universities and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a variety of subjects from law and healthcare to education, humanities and design.

Buckinghamshire New University

Also known as Bucks New University, this public institution has two campuses in High Wycombe and one campus in Uxbridge. It enrols around 14000 students from across the globe every year to study on its various undergraduate courses. Buckinghamshire New University specialises in teacher training, nursing and business courses.

Top Schools in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire has a range of excellent schools to offer to prospective students. There are over 100 state primary schools and 35 secondary schools in Buckinghamshire, ranking it as one of the best education systems on a local level in England.

Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire

Some of the standout schools include:

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School – for boys aged between 11-18, the Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School has a comprehensive academic programme that is a great preparation for higher education, includes advanced level courses and an extensive range of after school clubs.

St Bernard’s Catholic College – has been awarded Specialist Science status by the Department of Education to provide excellence in science teaching. It offers high-quality education from Year Seven all the way through secondary school until GCSE exams at 16.

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School – Founded in 1561, Dr Challoner’s is the oldest grammar school in Buckinghamshire and one of the most prestigious schools in the country with a long history of academic excellence.

Population of Buckinghamshire

The county is home to over half a million people and Buckinghamshire’s population has been growing steadily since the last census. However, it does have significant rural areas which still attract many new families looking for somewhere quieter than city living but with good transport links. The majority of residents live in urban or suburban settings and there are plenty of amenities available within close proximity such as public transportation services, hospitals, shops and restaurants.

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A great place to live

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Review Date May 2024

A very convenient location with a good range of bars, restaurants, cafés and a large supermarket on the doorstep. Very accessible by foot to the train station, with multiple trains going to London and across the country. Having the shopping centre close by is also very handy which has a wide variety of shops and restaurants. The downside is the lack of parking availability in the building, otherwise you have to park your car quite far away in the council’s residential parking bays. Occasionally there is some traffic noise from the road outside and at the weekends with people going out to drink and eat.

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The design of the building is very stylish, comfortable and sophisticated with nice decorations that add a homely and personal touch to the space. The 11th floor terrace is a nice place to hang out with friends or to do some studying/work in the quiet room. The gathering space is also a great space to watch big sport events and to do weekly exercise classes. All of the people who work at The Almere are very friendly and are quick to respond to any questions or issues you may have. Thank you especially to Mustafa who was so helpful and quick in finding a new flat for me and my boyfriend!

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None that I can think of, the building accommodates a lot of things.

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They have always been quick to respond and fix any maintenance issues.

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I like how everything is kept in excellent condition

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Review Date May 2024

There are great local shops and restaurants in the area. Various bus services are close to the building. There is parking both in the underground floor and outside the building. Excellent.

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The building has very high-level management from Mustafa and Natalie. I like how everything is kept in excellent condition. I find it very cool to have a gaming area and coworking spaces. it helps a lot in everyday life. The interior is very clean and smells good all the time. Perfect.

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I wish I had known that all the utilities, such as gas, electricity, and water, would be set up by the management staff and that I wouldn’t need to do anything regarding this before my arrival.

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The management staff Mustafa and Natalie are present to respond to problems or issues very quickly. Perfect.

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Nice quiet development

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Review Date May 2024

Lot’s of shops, restaurants and services as shopping centre is just across the road. The high street is also a quick 5 min walk with a lot of shops, restaurants and services available.

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Nice quiet development. Concierge Team adds value and also nice useful reception areas, gim and gardens. Property management takes too long to fix problems wich impact on the overall experience for example, lifts offline, leaks and floods, gates broken, smells, etc

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Really nice Concierge Team and area. Lovely location close to city centre, transports and quick access to London centre.

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Very slow as home team engineer only does small jobs, everything else must go to sub contractors and that take a long time.

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Great place to live.

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Review Date May 2024

It’s the most central place in high wycombe, close to shops, restaurants and bus & train link. The building is well insulated and doesn’t get noise from outside traffic.

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We love the building and the amenities it has to offer. The gym and share communal spaces are fantastic. We really enjoy the fact that our parcels are always safe and can reach to us timely. Everybody in the concierge is respectful and friendly and it’s a great community feel for us.

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The sun comes through on one end of the apartment.

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They are always considerate of our concerns and respond timely.

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