Living in Milton Keynes feels very different from anywhere else.
MK's unique design and layout has created all the benefits of a modern city, without the congestion, overcrowding and problems of other cities. With 4,500 acres of green spaces, lakes and 20 million trees you are never more than a few minutes away from parkland, canals and woodland walks.
Live MK, Love MK!
Home is where the heart is. That’s why so many people love living in Milton Keynes.
Our big-hearted city is a family-friendly place with great schools and colleges including the innovative new University Centre Milton Keynes. And being the fastest-growing, most successful city in the country, we’re home to thousands of exciting career opportunities for you and your family. Described in 2012 as a 'first-time buyer hotspot' Milton Keynes attracts proportionately more first-time home buyers than anywhere else in the country. The city offers everything from modern serviced apartments to executive homes with prices a fraction of what you'll pay in London.
So Much To Do!
When it comes to leisure time, there’s so much choice. MK has everything from extreme sports and wide open spaces to top shopping and fine dining.
If you’re feeling energetic, you can ski and snowboard on real snow in the heart of the city at the stunning Xscape centre. Milton Keynes is set to become the next international sporting city of note having been selected as a host for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. And don’t forget, MK is the home of three-time Formula One champions, Red Bull Racing.
For sports fans, Stadium:MK hosts international football and rugby; while the city is home to the National Badminton Centre and championship golf courses at Woburn. The National Bowl seats 65,000 and has attracted David Bowie, Take That, Bon Jovi and Robbie Williams. Milton Keynes Theatre is consistently rated as the most successful UK theatre outside of London. MK also has a thriving art gallery, a world class city orchestra, and a buzzing arts fringe scene.
thecentre:mk and Midsummer Place create one of the largest shopping centres in Europe with top department stores, your favourite high street names and lots of smaller, specialist shops, all under one roof.
There’s more shopping in the picturesque market towns and villages that surround the city. You’ll find traditional independent shops with designer clothes, crafts, gifts and antiques and regular farmers’ markets selling delicious local foods.
Wide Open Spaces!
If you love the outdoors, Milton Keynes is the city for you. We’re known as ‘the city in the country’. With more than 4,500 acres of parkland, lakes, rivers and woodland you are never more than a few minutes away from parkland, canals and woodland walks. Campbell Park is our very own ‘Central Park’, a green oasis in the heart of the city. Willen Lake has more than 180 acres of beautiful parkland where you can enjoy exciting watersports or relax at the Peace Pagoda.
Destination Milton Keynes
You can find out more about everything there is to see and do in the city by visiting Destination Milton Keynes. DMK are the official tourism and information provider for Milton Keynes and can be found at www.destinationmiltonkeynes.co.uk , and also on Facebook and on Twitter.
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