An Insider’s Guide to Moving to Milton Keynes

Heliodoor Serviced Apartments | An Insider's Guide to Moving to Milton Keynes

Nestled in the heart of Buckinghamshire, England, lies the UK’s newest city buzzing with opportunity, culture, and a vibrant community spirit. If the idea of relocating to Milton Keynes has crossed your mind, you’re not alone! With its abundance of green spaces, a thriving business scene, and convenient access to both London and the north of the country, Milton Keynes is a firm favourite for many.

In this blog post, we will walk you through everything you need to know about Milton Keynes and what this beautiful city has to offer, as well as all the practicalities. We reckon you’ll be packing those boxes by the time you’ve finished reading!

What Milton Keynes Has To Offer

Location and Transport

If you’re in the process of relocating for work, we can understand how Milton Keynes is up there on your list of options. Whether you plan to travel by car or train, Milton Keynes has great transport links. There are plenty of trains going through Milton Keynes from London Euston to all the UK major cities such as Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and even Glasgow. Additionally, Milton Keynes is conveniently located at Junctions 13 and 14 of the  M1 motorway which runs from the south to the north of the country further making it easily accessible to the major cities.

Milton Keynes really does offer the best of both worlds; a vibrant city right in the middle of the great British countryside.

City Life

From bustling shopping centres to serene nature reserves, Milton Keynes offers a diverse range of activities to suit every taste. As a thriving hub for events and cultural activities, the city hosts an array of festivals, exhibitions, and performances throughout the year, catering to art enthusiasts and socialites alike.

You can find out the latest events happening in Milton Keynes here.

A special mention must of course go to Bletchley Park, a wonderful heritage attraction in the heart of Milton Keynes that is well worth a visit even if you aren’t relocating!!

Milton Keynes is also a great city for business with plenty of places for coworking as well as great locations for meeting clients and taking meetings. You can find out more about some of our favourite coworking spots on the blog here. 

Heliodoor Serviced Apartments | An Insider's Guide to Moving to Milton Keynes

Parks and Attractions

Milton Keynes boasts some of the best parks in the country, with over 6000 acres of green space to explore. Ouse Valley Park is a favourite of ours with plenty of quiet unspoiled nature just waiting to be explored! You can read more about the fantastic array of parks on our Milton Keynes Parks blog post.

And if you’re looking for other great spots to visit in and around Milton Keynes, here are a few of our favourite places and attractions:

  • Willen Lake A picturesque destination offering a range of water-based activities such as sailing, kayaking, treetop climbing and paddleboarding. With scenic walking and cycling paths around the lake, it’s perfect for a leisurely day out with family and friends.
  • Silverstone Circuit  Immerse yourself in world-class racing events, just a stone’s throw away from your new home. Whether you’re a dedicated fan or a curious spectator, Silverstone Circuit promises an unforgettable experience.
  • Woburn Safari Park This is the perfect family day out, and it’s right on your doorstep! You can drive through the park as well as experience some of the walk-through enclosures.
  • The National Bowl & Milton Keynes Theatre If music and live performances are your thing, then there’s plenty going on at both the National Bowl, an iconic concert venue, and the theatre, with plenty of shows to choose from.
  • Centre:mk With over 190 shops to choose from, you won’t struggle to find what you need when it comes to shopping in Milton Keynes. There is a multi-storey car park which is just £2 all day on a Sunday.
  • XScape This year-round leisure centre is packed with things to do and see. From skiing and snowboarding, to trampolining and bowling, this place has everything!
  • Gullivers Land Families with young children will appreciate this theme park, designed for endless fun and laughter. Packed with rides, attractions, and entertainment tailored for the little ones, Gullivers Land promises memorable moments for the entire family.
  • Ice Hockey Did you know that Milton Keynes has its own ice hockey team? Milton Keynes Lightning, also known as MK Lightning or MKL currently play in Britain’s second-tier professional league, the National Ice Hockey League. This is well worth checking out for something fun and different to get involved with.
  • iFly Indoor Skydiving Milton Keynes is home to one of four indoor flying centres in the UK and it’s described as an incomparable experience that few people ever get to try.


If you would like to read more about any of the above places and more you will find it here.

The Practicalities of Moving to Milton Keynes

If you’re relocating to Milton Keynes, you’ll want to know about the practical aspects which will help you set down your roots such as:-


If you’re relocating with children, we know how important it is to make sure they feel happy and settled. There are plenty of options when it comes to schools in Milton Keynes, meaning you can choose the school that feels right for you and your child. Find out more information about the local schools here: Milton Keynes School Directory

Medical Care

Milton Keynes has its own NHS hospital (Milton Keynes University Hospital) as well as other private healthcare options and plenty of doctors’ surgeries to choose from. If you’d like to know your nearest GP office, then you can do so here on the NHS website

Grocery Shopping

It seems like a really small thing, but knowing what supermarkets are available can be really useful. You’ll be pleased to know there’s a great selection of supermarkets spread across Milton Keynes:
  • Waitrose
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Tesco Extra
  • ASDA
  • Morrisons
  • ALDI
  • Lidl

House Prices

Based on the latest data from Rightmove, the average property price in Milton Keynes has been approximately £346,216 over the past year.

Detached properties constituted the majority of sales, with an average selling price of £538,096. Terraced properties followed suit with an average sale price of £285,731, while semi-detached properties fetched around £330,836 on average. 

Help with your move

If you’re considering moving into the area, we can assist you with the relocation process using our preferred relocation and storage service provider.  As they take care of your furniture, storage and relocation needs, why not stay in one of our serviced apartments or houses whilst exploring what Milton Keynes has to offer?  

During your stay with us, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the city while you take time to find the right permanent accommodation that meets your needs (we can also help with that!).  

You can also stay with us during your ‘exploring the city’ trips before making that final decision to relocate.  Our serviced apartments are flexible offering stays of any length from 3 nights to however long you need.  Contact us at to discuss your requirements.

Heliodoor Serviced Apartments | An Insider's Guide to Moving to Milton Keynes