South Bucks District is situated in the south east of England where the Thames Valley meets the Chilterns. The District is home to about 63,000 people, living largely in small towns and villages such as Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Burnham and Iver, set within the Metropolitan Green Belt. Transport links to other parts of the country are excellent, with the M40, M4 and M25 and two of the country's principal railway lines crossing the District. Transport links between communities in the District, particularly via public transport, are more variable.
People living in South Bucks generally enjoy relative prosperity with low unemployment and a high quality of life in a good environment. However, there are pockets of deprivation where some residents are unable to access the benefits enjoyed by others, and there are some communities that do not enjoy the high levels of prosperity found elsewhere. Most of the industry takes the form of office establishments, including a high proportion of hi-tech, computer and research companies. A sizeable proportion of the population commutes to work outside the District, most notably into London, but also into Slough and High Wycombe.
There are large areas of attractive countryside, all of it within the Metropolitan Green Belt. A small amount of land remains in agriculture and there is a good deal of woodland, but there are also large rural leisure facilities in the form of country parks and golf courses. Tourist attractions include Burnham Beeches, Dorney Court, the model village of Bekonskot and the Rare Breeds Centre at Odds Farm.
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