Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, lies on the A40 20 miles north-west of central London, close to the M25/M40 motorway intersection and with a fast rail connection to London Marylebone provided by Chiltern Railways.
Gerrards Cross is one of the larger settlements (population 7352) in South Bucks District, a predominantly rural (89% green belt) area immediately outside Greater London. It is widely regarded as a very desirable place to live because of its high quality residential accommodation set in a spacious, leafy environment with excellent communications. At the heart of the village, alongside the A40 is Gerrards Cross Common, much loved by residents and intensively used for recreation and for dog walking.
The Common and the houses immediately adjacent to it are recognised for their special character by having conservation area status. An equally large area of public open space is available on The Camp (Bulstrode Camp), whose Iron Age defensive ramparts are still discernible around the flat grassy interior. In addition to these open spaces, residents make use of a dense network of local footpaths.
Although many residents are daily commuters to employment in London, Gerrards Cross is not just a dormitory town. It has a thriving centre with shops, banks, restaurants, hotels, estate agents, solicitors, a cinema and many other facilities. To the north, Gerrards Cross is adjacent to the larger community of Chalfont St Peter which also has extensive facilities used by Gerrards Cross residents and in particular the excellent local hospital and associated GP surgery.
Of particular benefit to Gerrards Cross is the Memorial Centre – a community centre created to honour the memory of residents who lost their lives in two World Wars. Run by The Gerrards Cross Community Association, the Memorial Centre is home to clubs, societies, adult education classes and leisure facilities. Rooms can be booked for a variety of social functions (clubs, parties, weddings etc.) and for business meetings.
Gerrards Cross not only has good access to London by road and rail but also to Heathrow Airport, 12 miles away.
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