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 Post subject: Oldbrook
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:27 pm 
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Other than MK Dons, I know nothing about the city. What is Oldbrook like? Looking to purchase our first house and the area is within walking distance to CentreMK and CMK station.

Just checking this area isn't known as the dodgy part of the city?


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 Post subject: Re: Oldbrook
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:46 pm 
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Hard to say. Like. Without offending people. Because thinking an area is shit to some is saying the people who live there are all shit. We’ve had this discussion on a forum some years ago and everyone got on the defensive.

I personally like it but there some shit streets. But no worse than anywhere else. Done some work on a garden there a few years back and got threatened by a lady whilst walking to the local Tesco express because I was smoking. But it’s not the worst place. I know people who live there and think it’s okay.

It’s a good location. Smack bang in the middle of MK. assessable to everywhere easily.

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 Post subject: Re: Oldbrook
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:48 pm 
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All the roads are named after cricketers.


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 Post subject: Re: Oldbrook
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:51 pm 
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Next to Teardrop Lakes. Lovely walks all round there.


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 Post subject: Re: Oldbrook
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:42 pm 
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The south west corner - around The Boundary - is quite nice.

Otherwise avoid, avoid, avoid.

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 Post subject: Re: Oldbrook
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:28 pm 
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dons50 wrote:
All the roads are named after cricketers.

No need to Boycott it because of that.....
Some parts are better than others. A rule of thumb is to visit where you are planning to move to (late) on a Fri/Sat night.

To state the bleedin' obvious.... if the place is full of boy racers and/or hideously loud music and/or people pulling up in a car 'nipping inside a house for two minutes and leaving again' I'd avoid it.

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 Post subject: Re: Oldbrook
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:59 pm 
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Aliramone wrote:
dons50 wrote:
All the roads are named after cricketers.

No need to Boycott it because of that...

:lol:
Aliramone wrote:
A rule of thumb is to visit where you are planning to move to (late) on a Fri/Sat night. To state the bleedin' obvious.... if the place is full of boy racers and/or hideously loud music and/or people pulling up in a car 'nipping inside a house for two minutes and leaving again' I'd avoid it.

Good of you to Warne him about that.


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 Post subject: Re: Oldbrook
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:44 pm 
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My mate used to live there, kevin, peters son. Like all places its got its rough spots but ive bumped into some good folk around the area that are so funny they make me crease.


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 Post subject: Re: Oldbrook
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:47 pm 
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Obligatory disclaimer -- don't want to offend anyone, this is just my opinion; I've never lived there.

From what I've heard, Oldbrook has fairly nice houses and is in a good location, but the people there bring it down significantly, many of whom can be rather council. Others have mentioned being threatened as well as the presence of boy racers, which isn't hard to believe based on its reputation. Even though the allure of a central location can be strong, the estates around the city centre tend to be shitholes (I live in one), so I would say if you value not living with a bunch of chavs, it's probably best to steer clear of the Milton Keynes city centre, besides a few exceptions.


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 Post subject: Re: Oldbrook
PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:48 pm 
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Beardhidesboy64 wrote:
My mate used to live there, kevin, peters son. Like all places its got its rough spots but ive bumped into some good folk around the area that are so funny they make me crease.


Good post. Some people have not no balls when it comes to that sort of thing.

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