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Headington

While it may be most famous for its shark (known as the most famous resident, read more here http://bit.ly/1jireh4) there is much more to Headington than a conceptual art installation. Headington is one of Oxford’s fastest growing areas, with many employed in the medical and research fields as Oxford’s leading hospitals, including John Radcliffe Hospital, the main teaching hospital for both Oxford University and Oxford Brookes. There is evidence suggesting that Headington has been a residential area since the Iron Age and several excavations in the area have revealed ancient pottery that is now on display at the Museum of Oxford. It has only been since the twentieth century that the area started developing rapidly, with housing built around the old medieval village which is now known as Old Headington. Unsurprisingly Headington is very popular with buyers, with house prices lower than North Oxford. In Old Headington larger period houses are the norm while in New Headington, period terraces abound. Elsewhere, 1930s semis or large detached houses prevail. With the bigger houses going for over £1 million, while one bedroom flats at the other end of the spectrum sell for just over £150,000. It’s worth remembering are the excellent bus links into both Oxford and London, for those requiring easy access to commuting hotspots. Our top tips:For a tasty lunch with some of the best food around, head to Jacobs & Field Café & Deli, or try The Black Boy Pub for dinner. It’s also worth noting that Headington Farmer’s Market is held on the second and fourth Friday of each month.

While it may be most famous for its shark (known as the most famous resident, read more here http://bit.ly/1jireh4) there is much more to Headington than a conceptual art installation.

Headington is one of Oxford’s fastest growing areas, with many employed in the medical and research fields as Oxford’s leading hospitals, including John Radcliffe Hospital, the main teaching hospital for both Oxford University and Oxford Brookes.

There is evidence suggesting that Headington has been a residential area since the Iron Age and several excavations in the area have revealed ancient pottery that is now on display at the Museum of Oxford. It has only been since the twentieth century that the area started developing rapidly, with housing built around the old medieval village which is now known as Old Headington.

Unsurprisingly Headington is very popular with buyers, with house prices lower than North Oxford. In Old Headington larger period houses are the norm while in New Headington, period terraces abound. Elsewhere, 1930s semis or large detached houses prevail. With the bigger houses going for over £1 million, while one bedroom flats at the other end of the spectrum sell for just over £150,000. It’s worth remembering are the excellent bus links into both Oxford and London, for those requiring easy access to commuting hotspots.

Our top tips:For a tasty lunch with some of the best food around, head to Jacobs & Field Café & Deli, or try The Black Boy Pub for dinner. It’s also worth noting that Headington Farmer’s Market is held on the second and fourth Friday of each month.

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