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The local area guide to living in Amersham

Amersham is a market town in Buckinghamshire, known for its pristine architecture dating back to the 1600s. It’s approximately 27 miles north-west of London, and is a popular destination for both commuters and families.

Historically the town has built its economy on grain trading and manufacturing, although it also gained significance when it housed the Radiochemical Research Centre during the Second World War.

Amersham is divided into two distinct areas: Amersham Old Town and Amersham on the Hill. The former preserves the town’s rich history with a traditional market hall, winding streets and grand Georgian houses, while the latter is known as the more metropolitan region. Here you’ll find modern flats and houses with easy access to local grammar schools.

Information about the local residents

Amersham has a small population of approximately 14,400 almost half of which are aged between 30 and 59 years old. Approximately 10% of residents fall into the mature professionals category, while around a quarter are regarded as urban professionals.

Roughly 25% of inhabitants are part of larger families living in the affluent suburban areas, and around 1 in 10 residents are commuting workers or management professionals. The town’s wealthy status is reflected in property prices, which start at around £170,000 and can go above £1 million.

There’s also a lower-than-average crime rate in the are

Nearby schools

There are several primary schools in Amersham, with both state-run and independent options. State primary schools include St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, Our Lady’s Roman Catholic Primary School and Woodside Junior School, while private preparatory schools in the area include Heatherton House and The Beacon School.

Secondary school pupils from Amersham are eligible to apply at Dr Challoner’s High School for Girls, based in Little Chalfont, as well as Dr Challoner’s Grammar School for Boys. Co-educational schools include Chesham Grammar School and Amersham School, which is a business and enterprise specialist school that has previously received the highest results in the county.

Amersham & Wycombe College provides further education courses, while the closest university campus is Buckinghamshire New University, specialising in professional and creative subjects. Students can also attend the nearby University of Buckingham, the UK’s only independent university with a Royal Charter.

Getting around

Amersham station sits approximately one mile away from the old market town, and is the final stop on the Metropolitan underground line, providing easy access to Central London. There are also regular bus services that run around the area and to surrounding locations, with increased frequency during busy commuter times.

Motorists can reach Amersham via the A355, the A404, the A416 or the A413. These roads lead to key surrounding destinations such as Maidenhead, Slough and Harrow, as well as connecting to major national motorways such as the M1, the M25 and the M40.

Local shops

Amersham’s most popular weekend destination is Amersham on the Hill, which runs a series of clubs, classes and leisure activities. Cricket, football and hockey teams can be found here, as well as a swimming pool, horse stables with riding clubs and even a film society.

There’s also a range of popular shopping destinations on the area. The high street is lined with favoured chains as well as small independent stores, and there are a number of bars and eateries available that cater to all tastes.

Art galleries, museums and craft centres provide additional entertainment, while cinemas and theatres can be found in nearby towns such as Chesham and Wycombe.

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All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.

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