Chinnor and its surrounding hamlets are part of the ancient chain of villages following the spring line at the foot of the Chiltern escarpment. With a population of around 7000, the village offers good local shopping facilities including two supermarkets, Post Office, Library, Bakery and Pharmacy. There are also Doctors & Dentists, Hairdressers, Sports Fields, play areas for children and a selection of Public Houses, two Indian Restaurants, a Chinese takeaway and Fish & Chip shop. A superb village centre has been created, providing a coffee shop, day care for the elderly, a youth centre and a wide range of services and activities.
The M40 motorway (Junction 6) is only 3 miles from Chinnor and provides excellent road links to both Oxford (15 miles) and London (30 miles). The Oxford Tube stop is extremely popular with commuters. Chinnor is only 4 miles from Princes Risborough Station, which operates on the Chiltern Line providing services to both Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone. There is also a regular bus service to Thame and High Wycombe. Chinnor is served by two Primary Schools, The Mill Lane School and St Andrews School. Local secondary schools are the Lord Williams in Thame (5 miles) and The Icknield School, Watlington (6 miles).