Living in Oxfordshire

The county of Oxfordshire is set in south-east England and is one of the most historic in the country.

Bordering Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, the region is well known for its rolling hills, world-famous education industry and the famous city of Oxford.

Major employers such as the Oxford University Press and the Williams Formula 1 team ensure the county has a strong economy with plenty of career prospects, while the University of Oxford is one of the most prestigious on the planet and attracts thousands of students each year.

There is also a significant concentration of biotechnology companies that only serve to enhance Oxfordshire’s reputation as a world leader in several industries.

Although plenty of attention is placed on Oxford itself, it is important to remember there are plenty of other highly desirable towns and villages with excellent transport links, good schools and high-quality housing. These include Bicester, Banbury, Thame, Didcot, Kidlington and Chipping Norton.

One of the most widely appreciated events in the UK each year is the Henley Royal Regatta, which takes place on the first weekend in July. The rowing display attracts plenty of visitors and is also well loved by many locals.

The history of Oxfordshire dates back to the early part of the tenth century, when it was first recorded as a county. It has always been an area of high value in agricultural terms, although it was not until the formation of the city of Oxford in the eighth century that it began to grow.

It enjoys an excellent position to the north-west of London in the heart of the Cotswolds. This area of outstanding natural beauty provides a scenic backdrop to all settlements in Oxfordshire. Many commuters also take advantage of great transport infrastructure that makes travelling to either London or the Midlands remarkably easy.

Popular with families, young professionals and older couples alike, Oxfordshire is an ideal home for anybody seeking pleasant surroundings and a high standard of living.

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