Summertown in North Oxford is a vibrant shopping and business centre and an attractive residential area bounded by the Cherwell River to the east, and the Oxford Canal to the west. It is home to several independent schools and some of Oxford city’s most expensive houses.

Living in Summertown

Nestled just five minutes north of the famous city of Oxford, Summertown offers a blend of cultural richness and vibrant community life. Summertown prides itself on its strong sense of community, with residents actively participating in local events and initiatives.

The defining feature of Summertown is the thriving Banbury Road. The road has plenty of places to eat and drink, from Costa and Gail’s Bakery, to independent restaurants like Mamma Mia Pizzeria, El Rincon, and Burnout BBQ. There’s also several shops on this road where you can find clothing, homewares, and buy your weekly groceries.

Don't miss the Summertown Artisan Farmers' Market, where you can savour local produce, indulge in gourmet treats, and engage with the community every Sunday. Just off of Banbury Road is Summertown Library providing a tranquil space for book lovers. Additionally, the nearby North Wall Arts Centre hosts a diverse range of performances, including plays, music concerts, and art exhibitions.

If you love the outdoors, the Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park is located nearby, offering expansive lawns, wooded areas, and a miniature railway, making it an ideal place for outdoor activities and family outings.

Living in Summertown makes it easy to enjoy all that central Oxford has to offer, whilst still being a part of a smaller, tight-knit community. With easy access to the beautiful and relaxing Oxfordshire countryside too, it’s the perfect spot for families and young professionals looking for somewhere to live.

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