Amersham Area Guide
Set in the picturesque Chilterns and surrounded by Greenbelt countryside, the vibrant towns of Amersham & Little Chalfont offer a superb balance between commuter convenience and easy access to the surrounding countryside, including the Chess & Misbourne Valley. Amersham, the larger of the two towns, is made up of two distinct areas: Old Amersham, set in the valley of the River Misbourne, which contains the 13th century parish church of St. Mary's and several old pubs, coaching inns and boutique shops; and Amersham-on-the-Hill, which grew rapidly around the railway during the early part of the 20th century which now contains the main shopping area with high street brands such as Waitrose, Marks & Spencers and Boots, as well as a variety of eateries and coffee shops. Little Chalfont, on the other hand, is a quieter town by comparison, although no less sought after providing its own unique blend of public & social amenities.
Our offices in Amersham & Little Chalfont frequently represent properties For Sale in many of the picturesque neighbouring villages, which include: Ballinger; Coleshill; Chalfont St Giles; Flaunden; Great Missenden; Hyde Heath; Latimer; Lee Common; Little Missenden; South Heath; The Lee & Woodrow.
The area features a wide selection of highly regarded schooling at both primary and senior level including the renowned Dr Challoners Grammar Schools, situated in both Amersham (Boys) & Little Chalfont (Girls). Independent schooling is also well catered for with The Beacon School (Boys), Heatherton House (Girls), Chesham Preparatory School (Mixed) and Berkhamsted School (Mixed) for Nursery – Year 8; whilst senior schooling can be found at Berkhamsted School (Mixed), Royal Masonic (Girls) & Pipers Corner (Girls).
Situated on the Metropolitan Line (service to Aldgate) and the Chiltern Line (service to Marylebone), both towns benefit from a fast, frequent service to London (London Marylebone fast service, 30 minutes). Access to the motorway network can be found nearby at Hemel Hempstead (M1), Chorleywood (M25) and Beaconsfield (M40).