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, there really is something to suit every lifestyle.
In 1967 Milton Keynes was born, a designated New Town for a population of 250,000 people. Its unique grid road system and modernist buildings are now hailed as visionary urban design and architecture.
With 4,500 acres of green spaces, lakes and over 20 million trees you are never more than a few minutes away from parkland, canals and woodland walks.
Hailed as one of the UK’s Fastest Growing Cities; and with ambitions to deliver over 30,000 new homes by 2031. Milton Keynes is still a cost effective location, with the average house price significantly cheaper than London and the South East Region.
When it comes to a culturally vibrant city there is so much choice in Milton Keynes. Home to the world famous music venue The Stables and the Newly expanded MK Gallery. The Milton Keynes Theatre is consistently rated as one of the most successful UK theatre’s outside of London.
If you’re feeling energetic, you can ski and snowboard on real snow in the heart of the city at the stunning Xscape centre. And don’t forget, MK is the home of three-time Formula One champions, Red Bull Racing.
For sports fans, Stadium:MK is home to Milton Keynes Dons and was a 2015 Rugby World Cup host city.
The centre:mk and Intu Milton Keynes create one of the largest retail and dining experiences in the UK. 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.
Facts & Statistics
No-one in Milton Keynes is ever more than half a mile from a park
In 2015, centre:mk, intuMK and Xscape welcomed over 44 million visitors between them
The extensive Redway system offers more than 300 kms of safe access for walking and cycling
The Point was the first multiplex cinema in Britain and opened in 1985
50% of Milton Keynes' population is aged under 35
Since 1971, over 1,600,00 have studied with the Open University
The MK Dons Football Club is based in the city at stadiumMK, over 1,000,000 people have watched football there since it was built
There are 15 lakes and 11 miles of canals in and around the city