Why Summertown in Oxford is a popular place for homehunters

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Summertown is an attractive and popular suburb of North Oxford. Located just a short drive (or bike ride) from the city centre, it has its own bustling high street, a business centre, lots of restaurants and cafes and attractive residential streets. A quick walk down the high street and it’s not hard to see why Summertown is a popular place for those looking to find a home and settle there.

If you want to be close to a vibrant city, but don’t necessarily want that busy city ambience, Summertown is a safe bet. It offers plenty of green spaces, including Port Meadow, University Parks and Cutteslow Park, just to the north of the ring road.

Popular area for commuters

The area has been featured as one of the top ten suburb commuters in the UK, thanks to its easy access to Oxford train station and the more recent introduction of Oxford Parkway station which gets you into London in under an hour.

House prices in Summertown are a little higher than its neighbouring villages due to the array of shops, bars and restaurants. In fact, it’s true to say, it has a property climate all on its own. Detached houses range anywhere from £1.5 – £4million. These prices have been boosted by demand from London for people looking to move here for good schools and property with gardens.

Family sized houses

Many of the large detached and semi-detached Victorian houses off the Woodstock Road and Banbury Road in Summertown have been substantially extended to include three or four floors, with a basement below. All of which are located within easy walking distance to the area’s local shops and schools.

Popular schools in Summertown

There’s a mix of both primary and secondary schools in the area, both state-funded and independent. St Edwards Secondary School, Oxford High and The Dragon school are the three most popular independent schools in the area. Whilst The Cherwell School has an excellent reputation for pupils aged 11-18 years.

Struggling to find a property in Summertown?

The property market in Summertown is more competitive than ever and working with a professional property finder can save you lots of time and help find the right property that meets your requirements.

A property finder will do the leg work on the search, viewing a range of properties that you may not have time to view and present you with a short list that meets your requirements.

If this is something you would be interested in, contact Stephen on 01386 438414 to start your property search in Summertown today.