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Commuter Towns in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire lies in the halo just outside the M25 and is a top spot for London commuters. Pretty villages, accessibility, half-timbered brick cottages, the majesty of The Chilterns, and fast trains all work in its favour.

Three rail lines lead to London, and the Metropolitan Underground Line also stretches as far as Amersham. You can get into the capital on the Rugby to Euston line, which stops at Bletchley and Milton Keynes, the Leamington Spa to Marylebone line, which stops at Princes Risborough, Saunderton, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross and Denham. The Bristol to Paddington line stops at Slough, Langley and Iver.

House prices are high. Three top commuter towns were included in the Telegraph Rich Towns List (2008). In first place was Beaconsfield, nuzzling the Chilterns; in second place was Gerrards Cross, where celebrities such as Cilla Black and Paul Daniels live; third was Amersham with its good grammar schools.

It is served by the M25, M40, M4, A413, A4010.

Neighbouring counties are Oxfordshire,Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Surrey and Berkshire.