9 Nov

Headington: Quirky rural life in Oxfordshire

Headington: Quirky rural life in Oxfordshire

When choosing a new place in which to live, people around the UK are increasingly turning towards rural locations, for a number of differing reasons.

These may include the investment side of property, with countryside home values growing at a far faster rate than their urban counterparts in recent years, or simply that they want a simpler and quieter way of life, either in their old age, or when they have decided to start a family.

For those looking for such a location, large parts of rural Oxfordshire can be very popular, and a idyllic and quirky location can be discovered by those who are seeking out property for sale in Headington, a small market town that will appeal to a wide range of people.

With many rolling green areas around the town, residents can enjoy the chance to get out and about and enjoy the fresh air that is afforded to them by the countryside way of life, no matter what their age.

For families, schools will always be the most important consideration when choosing a new town to live in, and a good choice will be ideal so that mums and dads can select the one that best matches the needs of themselves and their kids.

With nine primary schools and three secondary schools in the area, however, this will not be a problem as they can pay visits to all local schools before choosing the one that best suits them.

Another aspect of rural lifestyles that is always important is the whole feeling of the community, and this is aided in Headington by the local farmers' market. Running twice a month on Fridays, the market is a fun and friendly place to meet up with other locals and feel part of something, while also buying some goods sourced in the nearby area.

However, the most noticeable and quirky aspect of the town is without doubt the iconic shark sculpture which rises from the roof of a house. Built in 1986 by John Buckley, the sculpture dominates the skyline of the town.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801485594-ADNFCR

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