New Homes in Oxford
Live the Life
The historic city of Oxford is a beautiful and vibrant place to live, with lots to see and do in both the centre and the wider local area. If your job requires lots of travel, it’s easy to commute to other towns and cities from Oxford, especially with the city’s excellent transport links to and from London. However, no matter where you work, your new home in Oxford is sure to provide a homely and modern space for you and your family to live.
Things to see and do
The city of Oxford is bursting with cultural attractions, including museums such as the Museum of Oxford, the Bates Collection of Musical Instruments and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. At the Story Museum, you and the children can discover the history of storytelling through the ages and attend book-themed events throughout the year, while the Pitt Rivers Museum has a large number of ethnographic and archaeological displays.
If you love books, Oxford is a great place to be. Whether you’re spending time in the Bodleian Library or exploring the enormous Blackwell’s bookshop, there are lots of spaces to relax with a good book. If the weather is good, the University of Oxford Botanic Garden is an ideal place to unwind.
In the evenings there’s lots to see and do in the city, including performances at the Oxford Playhouse, the Old Fire Station Theatre, the New Theatre and the Sheldonian Theatre. You can also watch debates at the world-famous Oxford Union, or enjoy a meal at one of the city’s many restaurants.
If you enjoy watching sports, go and cheer on Oxford United from the stands at Kassam Stadium, or watch the famous Boat Race between Oxford University and their Cambridge rivals. The city is also home to an American Football team, the Oxford Saints, who play at Tilsley Park in Abingdon just a short drive away.
Oxford is home to one of the world’s most prestigious and oldest educational institutions; the University of Oxford. The city also has a number of excellent schools, including Windmill Primary School and The Cherwell School, both rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. There are lots of independent schools in Oxford too such as Rye St Antony School, Magdalen College School, Headington School and Wychwood School.
Getting to Oxford
Oxford is easy to get to from towns and cities right across the UK, whether you’re travelling by car or train. The city is connected to London and Birmingham by the M40 motorway, while the A40 provides a route to and from Gloucestershire. The A34 also connects Oxford to Manchester, and the A420 leads to and from Bristol.
If you’re travelling by train, Oxford station has regular services to London Paddington with a journey time of just one hour. For holidays or business trips abroad, international travel is provided by London Heathrow, which can be reached in under an hour from Oxford travelling by car.