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The county town of rural Oxfordshire, and home to the prestigious University of Oxford, this famous and well-connected city offers excellent commuter connections to London. And with its beautiful surrounding countryside, amenities and wealth of history – it’s easy to see why this ancient place is such a popular place to live.  

Buying a new build in Oxford

An ideal base for commuters and families alike, new houses offer high energy efficiency. This makes your home easy to heat in the colder months, is better for the environment and reduces your monthly bills – so you have more freedom to enjoy everything Oxford has to offer.

Living in Oxford

A world-renowned reputation for education

Characterised by its beautiful architecture, the city revolves around its ancient university, which was founded in the 8th century. A mecca of history, heritage and culture, Oxford has a true wealth of sights and amenities for everyday living. Not to mention the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside that surrounds the city – making this a fascinating and ideal best-of-both location. For education for all ages, the city has numerous options including The Cherwell School, which was previously rated as ‘outstanding’.

Well connected

Settled in the heart of the county, the city’s excellent public transport links and love of cycling offers easy-to-access connections to the rest of Oxford and beyond. And by car you also have a good network of A roads, and the M40 to the east – connecting you to the M25 and the East Midlands to the north. 

For commuters that like to travel by rail, Oxford train station provides routes to London Paddington in under an hour. And when you want to get away, Heathrow Airport is just over an hour by car.

History and heritage

With its spire and tower-lined skyline and impressive history, a walk around Oxford’s ancient streets is always a delightful feast for the eyes. There are also various key attractions to visit, such as the Bodleian Library and some of the university’s picturesque colleges. Plus, for Harry Potter fans, there’s more than a few recognisable filming locations. Fellow historical-landmark location Winchester, a cathedral city in the county of Hampshire is over an hour away by car.

Start your new build journey

Choosing your new home is one of the biggest decisions in life. Our mission is to make that journey easy and your dream home a reality. To take that next step, chat to our team today.

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