How can Santa Fe Relocation help my move to Oxford?
For over 120 years, our talented network of moving specialists has been helping people settle into new homes locally and across the globe, including in Oxford. We provide moving services of unrivalled quality to ensure a seamless relocation; many of these can be tailored according to your personal preferences. If you require storage, we have the facilities and the expertise to make it happen. Whatever you need stored, we can handle it; simply let one of our move coordinators know what you’re storing and they’ll manage the whole process. Get in touch with our team today for more information on how we can transform your Oxford move. You can also find out how much your move might cost by filling in our free quote form.
Oxford moving services
For people moving to Oxford from within the UK, we can offer our convenient home video survey. What this means is that you no longer need to have someone come round to survey your home; instead you can conduct a ‘virtual survey’ using only your mobile device. People moving to Oxford from outside the UK might want to consider our area orientation service. It is designed by our moving specialists to paint a comprehensive picture of what Oxford has to offer. This includes an overview of the best local schools, amenities and cultural attractions. It also helps you understand what day-to-day life is like in this ancient city. Find out more about our moving services here, or contact us now and speak to one of our talented relocation experts.
- Stunning architecture
- Wonderful boutique shopping opportunities
- Home to the world-famous Oxford University
- Compact and thus easily explored on foot or bicycle
Oxford can comfortably trace its heritage back to Saxon times (under the name ‘Oxenaforda’), where its location on the upper reaches of the River Thames gave it a strategic advantage over other nearby settlements. After the Norman invasion of 1066, Oxford evolved into a town of national significance and its eponymous university appeared in the late 12th century. Much of Oxford was absorbed by the university and by the 14th century its original history existed only as a part of the university’s.
The town was affected greatly by the English Reformation and emerged from the relative chaos as a city in its own right. It became a leading centre in Europe for theological thought, with related movements flourishing in the 19th century. When the First World War started, much of Oxford’s student population had enlisted and it left many of the university buildings empty. The Second World War was a similar affair and interestingly, the city avoided the German bombing campaigns due to a lack of essential, wartime industry. This left many of the city’s spectacular buildings intact, though Oxford did still deal with a huge influx of refugees fleeing London. Today, Oxford represents a city characterised by true diversity, education and a genuine cosmopolitan quality.
Living in Oxford
The impact of the university is unavoidable, especially with the plethora of events organised by it. This means people living in Oxford are unlikely to find themselves with nothing to do, with something new happening seemingly every weekend. There are tons of wide open green spaces to explore as well; few things compare to a summer spent sitting in a park watching Oxford life go by.
Where to live in Oxford
Bohemian types will love the boutique shops and eclectic cafés of Jericho, one of Oxford’s quirkiest neighbourhoods. Properties are a blend of Georgian and Victorian styles, which gives the area plenty of authentic character; its status as a conservation area ensures Jericho’s buildings remain protected from dramatic changes. Similarly bohemian is Cowley Road, which boasts a plethora of colourful street art and vintage shops.
Grandpont is where nature lovers and fans of the quieter side of life congregate. Its proximity to long stretches of the River Thames means there are plenty of opportunities to spend Sunday mornings wondering alongside its banks. It is a residential area, with plenty of spacious properties making it a great spot to raise a family.
People commuting to London or Reading for work are best placed in Oxford Centre, where the main rail station is only ever a few minutes’ walk away. Prices for apartments are higher than elsewhere in Oxford, but the convenience to commuters is too good to pass up.
Whatever you need for the perfect Oxford move, our specialists will work to find a solution. We are Santa Fe Relocation, your one-stop Oxford moving company. We make moving home easy for you.