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Why Live in Oxford?

A journalist recently asked me: 'Why is it that there such a demand for property in Oxford' And what makes it such a great place to live'' And it got me thinking. We obviously have one of the best universities in the world, we have excellent schools, stunning architecture and the city is steeped in culture and history. There are also excellent communication linkswith London and the rest of the country, some of the England's finest countryside is right on our door step, there is a wonderful eclectic mix of residents and like it or loath it, the rise in property prices has made it a popular place to invest. These are just some of the reasons why we and plenty of others love living in Oxford. The city appeals to such a wide variety of people for great many reasons. The fact that this is becoming a great place to invest in is an exciting one but also a controversial one, with house prices in the city last year rising to its least affordable, with the average house price being 11.25 times that of the average earnings (Lloyds Bank Report, March 2014). This is a rise from 9.8 times the previous year, which is great news for the value of your home but also poses a couple of questions: how long can the growth continue' And will Oxford still be a great city to live in if they continue to do so' And with more and more new buyers coming into the city, can it maintain its eclectic mix of residents and who will be buying the houses' We would love to hear your thoughts on why you think that Oxford is a great place to live. Why not give us a call or complete the form below to share your views on this ever-changing city. [contact-form to='oxford@winkworth.co.uk' subject='Why Live in Oxford''][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form]

A journalist recently asked me: 'Why is it that there such a demand for property in Oxford' And what makes it such a great place to live''

And it got me thinking.

We obviously have one of the best universities in the world, we have excellent schools, stunning architecture and the city is steeped in culture and history. There are also excellent communication linkswith London and the rest of the country, some of the England's finest countryside is right on our door step, there is a wonderful eclectic mix of residents and like it or loath it, the rise in property prices has made it a popular place to invest.

These are just some of the reasons why we and plenty of others love living in Oxford. The city appeals to such a wide variety of people for great many reasons.

The fact that this is becoming a great place to invest in is an exciting one but also a controversial one, with house prices in the city last year rising to its least affordable, with the average house price being 11.25 times that of the average earnings (Lloyds Bank Report, March 2014). This is a rise from 9.8 times the previous year, which is great news for the value of your home but also poses a couple of questions: how long can the growth continue' And will Oxford still be a great city to live in if they continue to do so' And with more and more new buyers coming into the city, can it maintain its eclectic mix of residents and who will be buying the houses'

We would love to hear your thoughts on why you think that Oxford is a great place to live. Why not give us a call or complete the form below to share your views on this ever-changing city.

[contact-form to='oxford@winkworth.co.uk' subject='Why Live in Oxford''][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form]

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