Welcome to Milton Keynes - locally known as MK - the city without a city status. Located in the beautiful county of Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes has an abundance of beautiful village locations within its large town, making it a top relocation destination in the UK. Located in the heart of England, it boasts a great geographical location with fast transport links, and has Northampton, Watford, London, Birmingham, Oxford, Bicester, Coventry, Leicester, Cambridge and Nottingham all within easy reach.

From the history of Bletchley Park to brand new concepts like Bounce indoor trampoline centre, Milton Keynes really is a great place to visit and live. It is stylish, vibrant, on trend and has everything you need for a short break, holiday, investment or relocation. From shopping, entertainment, hotels, restaurants, parks and lakes, to an indoor ski slope, and even an indoor beach in the summer months! Home to the MK Dons football team, and chosen to host matches for the Rugby World Cup in 2015, the Stadium MK broke a Guinness World Record in 2013 for the largest gathering of people wearing onesies and hopes to set more world records in the future.


The National Bowl music venue has seen Take That, Robbie Williams, The Foo Fighters, Eminem, Swedish House Mafia, and Kings of Leon perform here over the years.
Jamie’s Italian, Brasserie Blanc, and Paris House are just some of the fantastic restaurants here. All the big restaurant chains are in the area and some have two or three restaurant locations in central Milton Keynes.

Milton Keynes is a popular relocation spot because it is a high growth area, has low unemployment rates, is family friendly, and is so close to London. Milton Keynes Council’s stated aim is to lift the new city to be among the UK’s 20 biggest by population, with an “international profile and reputation as a modern and forward-thinking place to live”.

MK is rapidly developing into a major regional centre too, with Argos, Domino’s pizza, Marshall amplification, Mercedes-Benz, Suzuki, Volkswagen AG, Red Bull Racing, BP, Nissan and Rightmove all having their head offices here.

One of Britain’s biggest shopping experiences is the centre:mk, a bustling regional shopping district which has a dynamic and vibrant mix of retail, dining, new business start ups, leisure attractions and the expansion of the centre:mk links shopping to the rest of the city centre.  

It’s a city people want to work in, and one that is increasingly attracting the high levels of skilled people to our area daily. It is said that around 13 people per day move to Milton Keynes. With Luton, Heathrow, and Birmingham airports all within an hour, it is also a great place for families who live in Europe but have their business in the UK. 

Shared ownership housing schemes help to make Milton Keynes an affordable area to live in and the Governments’s new Help to Buy scheme is also available in the area to help families relocate. There are many areas considered to be desirable in Milton Keynes, mainly for their Primary and Secondary school catchment areas. For more information on schools in the area please see our ‘Education’ area.

Families considering relocating to the Milton Keynes area will be pleasantly surprised by the strength of its school system. Its education and schools have been hitting the headlines recently with results above the national average, and fantastic success stories of top grades and students achieving their seat at the prestigious Cambridge and Oxford Universities.
The Open University has headquarters based in Milton Keynes and although Milton Keynes does not yet have its own conventional local university, there is hope that the university campus Milton Keynes will be the seed for a future Milton Keynes University.

Samantha Poole is the founder of relocating2 and created the 'Milton Keynes Mums' website following the success of 'Mum to Mum Milton Keynes' Facebook group and forum. Samantha’s experience of living in Milton Keynes, running websites and forums in the area has highlighted that many families are relocating to the area. They require advice on schools, recommended services, support, friendships, recruitment and local business advertising. Having all this information in one place is going to be a great help to family life in a new area.

This business will also support local charities in the Milton Keynes area to raise awareness and 'pay it forward’ to The Henry Allen Trust in Milton Keynes.

Relocating2.com is your bespoke online relocation information guide. We love Milton Keynes and our number one aim is to assist families to make their relocation as smooth as possible.