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What is so Fantastic About Living in Oxfordshire?

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Living in Oxfordshire means experiencing the best of both worlds: the bustling academic atmosphere of Oxford and the tranquil beauty of the English countryside. It's a place where history meets modernity, where community spirit thrives, and where there is always something new to discover. This is why it consistently ranks as one of the top places to live in the UK.

Whether you are drawn by its academic prestige, its rich history, or its natural beauty, Oxfordshire presents a compelling case for anyone considering a new place to call home. Here is what you can expect when moving to Oxfordshire.


Situated centrally and well-linked, Oxfordshire boasts stunning landscapes perfect for outdoor activities like walks, rides, and golfing. You can get to major cities such as London, Reading and

The county's transport links are complemented by a range of new build homes that offer modern living options within historically rich settings. This makes the area a fantastic place for families, singles and young professionals alike.

Its proximity to areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the Cotswolds, the Chiltern Hills, and the North Wessex Downs offers residents an escape into some of the UK's most picturesque landscapes, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts​.


Oxfordshire is home to some of the most remarkable architectural gems in the UK, from the dreaming spires of Oxford to the quaint thatched cottages of its villages. The county’s buildings tell a story of England’s past, with structures that range from Saxon churches to grand Tudor estates and innovative modern designs.

Notable marvels include the renowned Ashmolean Museum, the majestic Blenheim Palace and the City of Oxford’s grand university. This stunning architecture not only enhances the visual appeal of the county but also reflects its rich historical tapestry and makes the city into a living museum that attracts both tourists and residents.

Things to Do

There is never a dull moment in Oxfordshire, thanks to the treasure trove of activities and attractions. The county offers a variety of activities, everything from walking trails along the Thames and boating on its scenic lakes to festivals and music events.

Culture enthusiasts will enjoy visiting world-renowned museums like the Ashmolean and modern art exhibitions at local galleries. For families, there are numerous parks, wildlife reserves, and historic sites, ensuring that there’s always something new to explore and enjoy.

Shoppers can explore local markets in towns like Thame and Bicester, known for its famous outlet shopping village​.

Restaurants, Pubs and Bars

From cozy pubs serving traditional English fare to sophisticated restaurants offering gourmet cuisine, the county is a food lover's paradise. You’ll find dining options that serve hearty, traditional roast dinners and Michelin-starred culinary experiences that you’ve never encountered before.

Oxford's city centre is a hub for foodies, featuring an array of international cuisines, trendy cafes, and unique bars, making it a lively spot for socializing and enjoying the local fare.

For nights out on the weekend, there are a range of pubs, bars and clubs to choose from. Meet up with friends and let your hair down with craft brews and ales made locally. Whether it's a casual lunch at Browns in Oxford or a historic ambience at The White Hart in Henley on the Thames, there's something for everyone to enjoy.


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