Milton Keynes was developed in 1967 for the main reason of reducing the housing issues in London, moving out of London into Milton Keynes.
Milton Keynes is situated in the heart of the south of England, north of the Buckinghamshire County, with an extremely convenient location, equal distance between London and Birmingham on the M1 motorway and the main railway line, also equally distance by road from Oxford, Leicester and Cambridge.
Milton Keynes (shortened to MK) was built around existing towns of Bletchley, Stony Stratford and Wolverton.
Within the boundaries of Milton Keynes are some smaller villages that date back to the early Middle Ages.
Before Milton Keynes was developed, there was a population of 50,000 people, and now MK is around 250,000 people with further development and growing all the time. Based on these figures, Milton Keynes was considered a success by the town planners, and today there are plans to double the size by 2026.
MK has a very modern design, with a road system very similar to what you’ll find in America in a grid system with a horizontal (H) and a vertical (V) road network. There was a plan for D boulevards which are roads that run diagonally across the grid.
Many features within Milton Keynes brings in many residents from other villages, towns and cities throughout the UK. These features are lakes, parkland, wooded and plant-based areas that give a great feeling of being out in the countryside.
Milton Keynes has been described by many residents as having a perfect blend of old and modern, which creates its own character and diversity that cannot be matched.
There is already a range of attractions, and things to do from two 10 screen cinemas, the home of the MK Dons football club, the Xscape leisure complex that holds Europe’s biggest man-made artificial snow ski slope of 220 feet. The town also has sophistication with over 220 public works of art, one being the famous half life-sized concrete cows.
There’s a range of new industry relocated to Milton Keynes, such as the likes of UNGP Oil and Gas Investments, Red Bull Formula One racing, WD-40, Audi UK, Tein Uk Ltd, Prototrim Ltd, Evo Automotive Solutions Ltd, V Group (International) Ltd Headquarters and many others.
Bletchley is famous for breaking the Enigma code during the Second World War that was hugely significant in the war’s victory.
With many benefits Milton Keynes has to offer, its future vision and expansion plans, it’s easy to understand how this great town has earned its love and affection in the heart of England, with many residents are happy and proud to call their home.