Milton Keynes – A Great Place to Call Home
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. We’re home to exciting career opportunities and some of the biggest names in business. Your future really is bright in Milton Keynes.
... 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.
You can ski and snowboard on real snow in the heart of the city at the stunning Xscape centre. If you’re a football fan, follow the MK Dons at our 30,000 seat state-of-the-art stadium. If fine cuisine is your passion, our city has a cosmopolitan choice of restaurants – more than 350 of them – with fabulous flavours from all over the world.
… big ticket venues
Make your home in Milton Keynes and you’re in good company. It all happens here. Our stunning outdoor venue, The National Bowl, seats 65,000 people and plays host to top stars including David Bowie, Take That, Bon Jovi and Robbie Williams. Milton Keynes Theatre raises the curtain on the best shows and biggest names outside London, with non-stop events throughout the year. Who needs the West End?
… famous shopping
Your local shops rival any city in the world. thecentre:mk and Midsummer Place create one of the largest shopping centres in Europe. Browse top department stores, your favourite high street names and lots of smaller, specialist shops. And everything is undercover, so you can shop in comfort whatever the weather.
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 can swap city life for green spaces whenever you want.
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 on the lakes or total relaxation at the Peace Pagoda.
… getting around is easy
In Milton Keynes, it’s so easy to get around. Our grid system makes travelling by car or bus so speedy. Or if you’re under your own steam, you can whizz around on Redways that criss-cross the city with more than 270 kilometres of safe routes for cyclists and pedestrians.
Need to be in London for work or play? No problem. Hop on a train and you’re in the capital in only 35 minutes. Wherever you live in our city, you’re perfectly placed for everything.