Down in the Misbourne valley sits Amersham Old Town, a picturesque market town with a long history, and the 700 years old buildings to prove it.
Climb a short distance and you reach Amersham-on-the-Hill, a busy spot with shops that developed with the arrival of the railway.
Many residents live in the tree-lined streets between the Old Town and Amersham-on-the-Hill, having the best of both worlds in a town surrounded by Chilterns greenery.
In 2020 Amersham once again appeared in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide and you can understand why. Living in Amersham gives you a choice of jumping on the train or tube to get into London, the schools are excellent, and it's surrounded by the best countryside the Chilterns can offer.
Amersham Transport Links
Amersham boasts superb transport links with the M25 motorway (junction 18) only 5.5 miles away with links to the M40.
Amersham station is in the heart of the town and provides regular train and tube links into London via London Underground (the Metropolitan Line) and overground trains. Commuting times via overground take approximately. 39 minutes into Marylebone station.
Amersham Schools and Education
A large proportion of people that live in Amersham are ‘ex Londoners’ that have moved for the excellent state schooling and competition for school places is fierce.
Independent schooling is well catered for with The Beacon School (Boys) and Heatherton House (Girls) and state primaries include Chesham Bois C of E School rated 'Outstanding', Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School and Woodside Junior School both rated as 'Good'.
The state secondaries include the renowned and 'Outstanding' Dr. Challoner’s Grammar Schools and co-educational Chesham Grammar School.
Out and About in Amersham
Living in Amersham ‘the town of two halves’ – Old Amersham and Amersham.
Old Amersham has a wide sweeping High Street, half-timbered buildings, picturesque period cottages and a great selection of antique shops, designer clothing stores, and fabulous deli’s and cafes.
Old Amersham has a plentiful supply of fine restaurants and coaching inns including The Kings Arms and The Crown Hotel, both used as locations for the hit movie Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Amersham, half a mile away, is known as the modern part of the town and has a busy High Street, ample parking, a Little Waitrose, M&S Simply Foods, a wide range of shops, and the library. This is also where the Chiltern Leisure Centre is based which boasts three swimming pools and rock climbing walls.
For those who are seeking large open spaces, Amersham is surrounded by the glorious Chiltern Hills.
High Wycombe, Hemel Hempstead, and Watford are all reachable by car in under half an hour.