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Leighton Buzzard Overview
Situated close to the Chiltern Hills, Leighton Buzzard adjoins Linslade and sits between Luton, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, and Dunstable. As both towns expanded, it was in 1965 Leighton Buzzard and Linslade were unified, and the town of Leighton Buzzard is now often referred to as Leighton Linslade. Both towns are administered by the Central Bedfordshire Council.
Close to the M1, and near the A5 trunk road, road links to all areas of the UK are excellent for heavy transport operating from the Leighton Linslade area. The local train station is on the main Birmingham to London route and journey time into Euston is around 30 minutes.
The day to day cost of living is about average throughout the area. Although property prices in the area are similar to the national average, house prices in Leighton Buzzard are on average cheaper than property in Linslade, Reach, and Heath, averaging out at £246,000.
Jobs in Leighton Buzzard
Jobs in Leighton Buzzard are plentiful and varied, with positions in industries ranging from the aero, avionics and defence industries, through to logistics, construction, pharmaceutical and healthcare. Retail jobs are also widely available thanks to the shops and outlets that support the town's businesses and population. IT jobs are also in demand in Leighton Buzzard, given as these positions need to be filled in a whole range of companies. One of the area's largest providers of jobs in Leighton Buzzard is B/E aerospace, who manufacture aircraft passenger cabin interiors for most of the world’s airlines, and custom interiors for private business jets.
Employment Trends in Leighton Buzzard
Employment prospects for those considering a move to Leighton Buzzard, or existing residents seeking a job or career change, are extremely good. Domestic property builds are ongoing and include assisted housing as well as private properties. Prospects seem set to remain buoyant for the foreseeable future and many of the large manufacturing and engineering companies are not only taking on new staff, but seeking to take on a number of apprentices as well, providing good job opportunities for young men and women just leaving school or college.