What is Amersham like?
It’s all about convenience and community in an attractive commuter-belt setting, elevated above the ordinary by the glorious landscape of the Chilterns. Amersham really does achieve the ideal balance between town and country, but for many, its greatest lure is its schools, making the town a favourite with families.
Positioned at the gateway to the Chilterns, we are the principal office for access to this lovely and much sought-after area, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In addition to the prime Chilterns area, our patch extends from the Buckinghamshire / Hertfordshire border up towards the Berkhamsted and Tring areas.
Property in Amersham
Amersham is a town of two halves whose different characteristics complement each other. The Old Town’s collection of historic buildings contrasts with the interwar ‘Metroland’ developments in Amersham-on-the-Hill, but both are equally attractive to property purchasers, who are drawn to the town by its superb schools and transport links.
As well as the wealth of country property on our books, in the immediate locality we focus on four principal areas: Amersham-on-the-Hill, where tree-lined Metroland developments appeal to families and commuters; the Old Town with its period charm, which tempts more mature buyers; Chesham Bois, where the surrounding woods and commonland give a semi-rural feel; and Little Chalfont to the east of Amersham, which has its own station, Chalfont & Latimer on the Metropolitan line, is ideal for the London commuter.
In Amersham itself, the property profile ranges from the quaint 17th-century cottages and handsome Georgian townhouses of the Old Town to the later development of Amersham-on-the-Hill with its leafy roads of detached family houses. Further out, picturesque villages such as Great Missenden and Chalfont St Giles offer a more rural lifestyle within the rolling Chiltern landscape.
The local scene
The Old Town’s plethora of pubs, restaurants and boutique shops makes it a favourite destination for weekend pottering and dining out, while Amersham-on-the-Hill offers a more day-to-day selection of shops and facilities, inluding Marks & Spencer and Waitrose food halls.
London’s cultural scene is an easy tube ride away, but locally the area boasts a large selection of sports, golf courses and leisure clubs, and an endless range of outdoor and equestrian pursuits in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Metropolitan Line underground services run to Baker Street in about 30 minutes; there’s a similar journey time to London Marylebone on Chiltern Line trains.
The town is handy for Junction 18 of the M25, just four junctions up from Heathrow Airport. Junction 2 of the M40 is nearby at Beaconsfield, providing fast access to Oxford and the Midlands.
Schools in Amersham
Dr Challoner’s Grammar School for boys in Amersham and Dr Challoner’s High School for girls in Little Chalfont, together with Chesham Grammar School (mixed) are ranked among the finest in the country.