About our town: Leighton Buzzard has been a market town for many centuries. Until 1950 it was small, but a London overspill estate was built and growth began. It now has a population of about thirty-five thousand, and is the first place north of London where property prices fall significantly. It is consequently a popular commuter town for singles and young families. There are also some traditional English villages in the area, replete with duckponds, old pubs, local gentry and suitably expensive houses. This area really does have something for everyone! Leighton Buzzard is also near to Milton Keynes, Luton, Dunstable, and Aylesbury; and less than an hour’s drive from Bedford and Oxford. It is 10 miles from the M1 motorway and 40 miles from London Euston by train. What else can we tell you? Leighton Buzzard is in the Bedfordshire ‘sand belt’ and its sand is renowned the world over as providing the international standard for the building industry. There is also a well-known narrow-gauge railway running through the town suburbs.