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Oxford House Removals
Best known for its medieval university, Oxford is rich in culture and offers an abundance of green spaces, rich culture, impressive schools, and great transport links. Also known as the city of dreaming spires, Oxford has an impressive history, with architecture dating as far back as the Saxon empire. Unique period properties can be found throughout the city and present some interesting buying and renting opportunities.
Moving to Oxford
A desirable place to live, Oxford boasts an impressive array of homes. Victorian cottages, Regency houses, and 1930’s art deco homes sit side by side with new build houses and luxury apartments. The property market in Oxford is extremely buoyant, and north Oxford is the most sought after area, home to the most expensive properties. Ex-Londoners tend to head to north central Oxford, particularly on the Woodstock and Banbury roads. For more affordable properties, areas such as Kennington, Littlemore, and Blackbird Leys in east Oxford are very much up and coming.
The rental market is very strong in Oxford, particularly due to the city’s large student population. A lot of properties in the city are owned by colleges and used to house their students.
The Britannia Freestones office is located just 30 minutes away from Oxford, in Brackley. The team offer a second-to-none removals service, tailored to each individual customer, as well as a variety of storage options.
Schools in Oxford
Understandably, you cannot discuss education in Oxford without mentioning the prestigious University of Oxford. It is a collegiate research university and there is evidence of teaching dating as far back as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s second-oldest surviving university. The two ancient universities of Cambridge and Oxford are often referred to as Oxbridge.
The level of educational facilities, both primary and secondary in Oxford, is exemplary. Summer Fields School, Northern House School, Oxford High, and Cutteslowe Primary are all ranked ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Similarly, St Edward’s, The Cherwell School, and St Clare’s are all secondary schools that received ‘outstanding’ during their latest inspection.
Transport Links Oxford
Due to the city being compact, cars are greatly restricted and parking can be a nightmare. Most Oxonians tend to use public transport, walk, or cycle. There are five Park & Ride locations dotted around Oxford’s ring road for those wanting access to the city centre.
Located just west of the M40, Oxford is well connected via road outside of the city. The M40 spans from Birmingham in the north, to London in the south, allowing for access to other road networks.
Oxford’s railway station is located in the east of the city with direct services to London Paddington (1 hour 54 minutes). Other direct services also run to Leamington Spa (34 minutes), Manchester Piccadilly (2 hours 56 minutes), Bournemouth (1 hour 55 minute), Newcastle (4 hours 32 minutes), Reading (23 minutes), and Coventry (46 minutes).