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Oxford is less than an hour from London by train, which is good news for commuters working in the capital. There are also some great local schools to choose from, making the area popular with young families.
What is it like to live in Oxford, and which areas should you consider if you’re planning to move there? Here are some answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions about life in Oxford:
Properties in Oxford had an average price of £597,067 over the last year.The majority of sales in Oxford during the last year were terraced properties, selling for an average price of £543,502. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £648,323, with flats fetching £359,410.
Oxford has a population of around 162,100 people, with 35,250 students making up about 22% – nearly a quarter of the population. The city has a growing economy, with a variety of jobs available, particularly in the science and technology industries.
While Oxford can be an expensive city, it’s known for offering residents a high quality of life. With lush green parks and gardens, an excellent selection of galleries and museums, and a thriving arts and entertainment scene, there’s always something fun and exciting to do. There are great bike paths throughout the city, making it easy (not to mention healthy and eco-friendly) to get around – and there are plenty of opportunities for fun on the local river, from rowing and punting to boat tours.
The city centre can feel geared towards students, being home to the 39 colleges of Oxford University. If you’re looking to settle down, a neighbourhood on the outskirts might be ideal. Here are a few of the more appealing areas recommended by estate agents in Oxford:
Read more in our Oxfordshire area guide, or contact one of our experienced estate agents to find your perfect property in Oxford.