Buckinghamshire is a sprawling county stretching from the northern outskirts of London, up to the edge of the Midlands. Amazingly a third of the county is designated as green belt land, making Buckinghamshire an outstanding area of natural beauty and ranking as one of the UK’s top rural areas to live.
Key towns in Buckinghamshire include Aylesbury, the county town of Buckinghamshire, High Wycombe, the biggest town in the county and Amersham.
With superb travel links by both road and rail, cities such as London, Birmingham, Oxford and Milton Keynes are all within easy access. This obviously makes the county an extremely popular place to live for commuters, which has pushed up house prices in recent years. Interestingly Buckinghamshire also has the highest quality of life, life expectancy and the best education results in the UK.
Buckinghamshire has a very successful modern economy, ranking as the entrepreneurial heart of Britain, being home to the most successful business start ups. This, coupled with the fact that the county ranks highly for growth in all industry sectors, means that Buckinghamshire has the 2nd fastest growing economy in the UK.
Away from work, the county is home to the stunning Chiltern Hills, which is hugely popular with walkers, runners and cyclists.