Several house builders currently have new developments springing up in Milton Keynes, offering prospective buyers a good choice of new homes near London, catering to a wide range of budgets.
With its strong economy and handy location, this large town is a popular place to set up home. It is situated at equal distances from London, Birmingham, Leicester, Oxford and Cambridge, making it ideal for commuters - with London just half an hour away by train, or about an hour by road.
Country & Metropolitan Homes now has show homes open at their brand new Life development in Bletchley, which will offer affordable housing to eligible buyers - although prices are yet to be confirmed. The development includes a range of one- and two-bedroom apartments and two- to four-bedroom houses in Bletchley town centre, close to a good range of shops and amenities. There's lovely countryside on its doorstep, and for bigger shopping and leisure trips Milton Keynes itself is close by. Life has several schools nearby, too, while for commuters Bletchley station offers fast, regular services to London Euston in less than an hour, while the M1 motorway gives easy access to Luton Airport for trips further afield.
Persimmon Homes is another housebuilder with new homes in Milton Keynes that are suitable for a wide range of buyers. From two-bedroom apartments ideal for first-time buyers right up to more spacious four-bedroom houses for families, Larkswood has properties priced from £225,000 up to £299,950, with various purchase assistance schemes offering incentives for buyers - including the government-backed FirstBuy scheme for first-time buyers on selected homes.
In addition, Charles Church Developments has a range of three- and four-bedroom homes at Oakridge Park, priced from £224,995 to £279,995, and overlooking a lovely country park. Offering several different incentives for house buyers, including 100% Part Exchange and deposit paid schemes, Oakridge Park blends contemporary and more traditionally-styled homes in a desirable residential area north of Milton Keynes - which is just a ten-minute drive away.
Country & Metropolitan Homes also has a diverse range of new homes at Redhouse Park suitable for mid-range budgets. Situated in Top Fair Furlong, less than three miles from central Milton Keynes, the two-, three- and four-bedroom homes are priced from £189,950 to £245,000 and include a mix of classical and more contemporary styles. The development offers a quiet location yet is conveniently close to a fantastic range of amenities - and offers easy access to the M1 and a direct rail service to the centre of London. With CanBuy, a new purchase deposit scheme, buyers can borrow the full purchase price of their new home - while for existing homeowners, the Part Exchange scheme could help speed up the move.
At the upper end of the price scale, Charles Church has created an exclusive development of luxurious four- and five-bedroom homes at Hepburn Chase, situated just southwest of Milton Keynes at Oxley Park. Just four miles from the centre of town, and expected to become a highly sought-after address, this development is made up of just 24 new homes, priced from £759,995 to £825,000 - all of which are laid out along a well-established, tree-lined road overlooking meadowland.