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Local Area Info - Oxford

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Oxford is rich in cultural, sporting, entertainment, architectural and historic attractions, as well as excellent shopping facilities, restaurants and pubs. We will be pleased to share our local knowledge and also point you towards sources of further information on request.

The Oxford property market remains strong, supported by the city's enduring popularity as a seat of learning and buoyant commercialism, based on a mix of new hi-tech enterprises and old industry such as the thriving BMW Mini plant at Cowley. There is also a steady demand for accommodation from medical staff in Oxford's many hospitals and clinics.

The academic market doesn't only comprise staff and students at Oxford University and Oxford Brookes. There are now a multitude of language schools here, adding to the city's accommodation needs.

There is also a growing demand for short term holiday lets as more and more tourists come to prefer staying in luxury self-catering accommodation to expensive hotels.

Part of the city's appeal is its central position. London is commutable, as is Birmingham or Bristol, or anywhere in the Thames Valley. In fact pretty much any long journey across the country, whether it's from Land's End to John O'Groats or Dover to Llandrindrod Wells, takes you close to Oxford. This adds to its appeal as a base for a British holiday.

With these advantages, it it not surprising that Oxford property is expensive, on a par with many areas in London. From a landlord's perspective, yields are not so high as in some parts of the country. However, there will always be a healthy demand for both property and accommodation in Oxford.

Would-be property investors should remember that, compared to many places in the country, Oxford has negligible vandalism, relatively full employment, generally good quality tenants, and a strong demand for lettings.

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