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Oxford house buying guide

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Where should I buy in Oxford?

An educational powerhouse for almost a millennium, Oxford's rich history, stunning architecture and surrounding Cotswold countryside attracts students, young professionals and families to its cobbled streets. But unless you know the city, it can be difficult to know where to look when it comes to house hunting.

Of course, it all depends on what you're after. Do you want to be close to all that the city has to offer, or do you prefer a quieter, villagey feel? To help you get started, we've listed our top 3 places to buy in Oxford below,


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Jericho is a historical suburb of Oxford, and is known as the city's coolest area thanks to its a vibrant, lively atmosphere. You'll find plenty of independents shops, cafes, restaurants and bars along its main street, as well as nearby green space to offer a perfect balance of urban and rural. It's no wonder its community is made up of students, professions and young families.

Known for its charming rows of Victorian and late Georgian terraces and large, modern apartment buildings - there are plenty of property types to suit everyone's tastes.


North of the city but within 15-20 minutes walking distance of the centre, Jericho is ideally placed for those who want to be close to the action. As well as on foot, you can also access the city on two wheels, or as a 10 minute drive via car or bus.

Local Schools

There are a couple of state primary schools in Jericho and North Oxford that are well rated, with Wolvercote Primary School in particular known for it's villagey feel. There is also a good selection of high schools, including the co-ed secondary school The Cherwell School which has academy status and is rated Outstanding.

As well as state schools, there is also a range of private schools, including the city’s oldest girls’ school Oxford High School, which offers Pre-Prep, Prep, and Senior education. In North Oxford, there's also St Edwards, d’Overbroeck’s and Summer Fields.

Property price growth

Over the last year, property prices in Jericho are 6% down on the previous year.


Named, it's believed, for being a place in medieval times for travellers to stay overnight after the city gates had closed, Jericho has been a suburb of historic Oxford for centuries. But it wasn't until the 19th century that the area was developed to accommodate workers in Oxford's local businesses. Houses were small and lacked basic drainage, leading to the area becoming a slum susceptible to cholera outbreaks.

It was only after the 1860s when the land by the canal was drained that the area around Albert Street was developed, dispelling its reputation as a squalid area of the city. After the 1960s, the rows and terraces were slowly renovated or replaced, transforming Jericho into the desirable area for young professionals and families it is today.

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Data sourced from Zoopla's June 2023 House Price Index and Rightmove property prices. Accurate as of 06/07/2023.