Several Buckinghamshire towns have been named as best places to live in Britain. 

Four leafy Bucks towns made the top 50 best places to live in England, with three ranking within the top 10.

Beaconsfield, Amersham, Gerrards Cross and Marlow were named in the new research commissioned by The Telegraph.  

They beat places like Rickmansworth (27th), Windsor (36th), Maidenhead (41st) and Oxford (47th). 

Towns were ranked using several key factors including state of health, cost of homes, the jobs people living there have and qualifications they hold.

Estate agents Savills were tasked with putting together the list, using the latest data from the most recent census.

Here is how the towns fared in the ranking. 


Bucks Free Press: Beaconsfield St Mary's Church in the old townBeaconsfield St Mary's Church in the old town (Image: Guy Redshaw)

The popular commuter town with a direct train connection to London Marylebone took the 3rd place on the list after Cobham (Surrey).

Ben Dommett, head of residential sales at Savills in Beaconsfield, said while other high streets might be struggling, Beaconsfield’s was going from strength to strength.

He told the Free Press: “In the past 10 years, and especially since the pandemic where flexible working has been more popular, there has been a shift in the shops and restaurants on the high street. When you combine these brands with access to well-regarded schools, London and Heathrow, it’s not hard to see why it’s so popular.

"The old town is very picturesque, which adds to Beaconsfield’s charm, but just as significant is the growth of the new town which has seen development protected to encourage homes of only the highest quality.”


Bucks Free Press: Amersham is said to be one of the best places to live in the countryAmersham is said to be one of the best places to live in the country (Image: Amersham in Bloom)

The Britain in Bloom winning town was ranked on 5th after Chorleywood in nearby Hertfordshire and just before Hale in Greater Manchester.

Mike Lillitou, head of residential sales at Savills in Amersham, said: “Amersham itself is always very popular as it offers that hard to find balance – a thriving market town with open countryside on your doorstep, while still being well connected.”

Gerrards Cross

Bucks Free Press: Gerrards Cross common Gerrards Cross common (Image: Malcolm Tinnelly)

The popular town on the edge of Buckinghamshire with links to many celebrities was 8th on the list.


Bucks Free Press: River Thames in Marlow River Thames in Marlow (Image: David Payne)

Picturesque Marlow on the River Thames ranked 24th according to the research by Savills.

Richard Maby, head of office at Savills in Marlow, said: “Those who are lucky enough to live and work here know just what a fabulous place Marlow is. There is a wonderful sense of community, some excellent schools, a fine selection of top notch pubs and restaurants and a variety of independent and national retailers.

"The town occupies a prime position on the River Thames that makes it incredibly popular with buyers – although still relatively affordable when compared to other riverside towns. The picturesque setting and proximity to London also mean it is often used as a location by TV and film crews – adding to its appeal.”