Written by Lisa Proffitt | 11th October 2023


Escape to the country - Why moving to the Chilterns makes sense at any age

Whether it’s for a new job, a new school, or a change of lifestyle, there are few decisions that we put more thought into than the place we want to live. For home buyers looking for value for money, beautiful countryside and an acceptable London commute, the Chilterns is a popular choice. Here are four reasons why families of all ages move to the Chilterns:

New build houses in Aylesbury

1. Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The Chilterns is one of 34 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the UK. With countryside stretching across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire, the Chilterns is famous for its hills and woodland and network of walking routes, cycle paths and bridleways.  Families appreciate the wide open spaces where young children can run around and Buckinghamshire has more stately homes than any other county so less energetic days out are in abundance too.


2. Top performing senior schools

The Chilterns have some of the best schools in the country. There are 13 grammar schools and 21 senior schools in Buckinghamshire alone, many rated outstanding by Ofsted, and the county operates a grammar school system which is a huge pull for family buyers. Schools include The Royal Latin in Buckingham, Aylesbury Grammar and the single sex Grammars in High Wycombe.


3. Community

Being part of a community comes with great benefits and village life offers that sense of community. Pippin Place in Great Kimble in Aylesbury is a private development of nine newly built and energy efficient properties that would make perfect family homes. They come with a ten year NHBC new homes warranty and have the added bonus of being in a village with a pub and a primary school, and a train station just 0.6 miles from the development.

Take a look at some available Pippin Place homes below...


Jamie Haseley is our New Homes senior Negotiator and would be delighted to help if you would like to arrange a viewing at Pippin Place, please contact him at the Princes Risborough Office - 01844 396000


4. Best of both worlds

High speed rural broadband connection, even in rural outposts, makes working from home easy. When office working is necessary, trains from many locations in the Chilterns reach London in well under an hour. Another bonus is that Chiltern Railways enjoys some of the highest passenger satisfaction levels of any London train operator.


Michael Graham has been helping people to move in and around the Chilterns for more than 50 years. If you would like us to recommend areas and help you to find your next dream home, please do get in touch.

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