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  • The city of Oxford, Alabama was originally called Lick Skillet, but later changed to its present moniker. Although some believe it got its name from the university city in England, it's really named after the shallow crossing at Choccolocco Creek that allowed cattle farmers to move their herds from one side to the other. Today, Oxford is rapidly growing and has a population of around 21,000.

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Top 6 Reasons to Live in Oxford, Alabama

  • Excellent shopping! Whether you like to shop until you drop or you simply like to have the convenience of nearby stores for groceries and pick up other essentials, you may be pleased to know that Oxford has plentiful shopping facilities. The two main shopping hubs in the city are the Oxford Exchange and the Quintard Mall.
  • Rising real estate prices! If you're looking to invest in property, now is a good time to buy homes in Oxford, as the price of real estate is rising steadily. Although property values are increasing, real estate is still very affordable in the city, with average costs slightly lower than the rest of Alabama and significantly lower than the national average. Popular neighborhoods in Oxford include Kentuck and Hicks, where you can also find rent to own homes.
  • Close to nature! Although the city of Oxford has plenty of amenities, it still has rural surroundings and there are plenty of areas where you can get close to nature. The gorgeous Cheaha State Park and Oxford Lake are two such locations.
  • Good food! There are plenty of places to eat in Oxford, and you can sample the best of international cuisine. For instance, you can head to Yume for Asian fare or to Garfrerick's Cafe for traditional American food.
  • Affordable rents! Although the average cost of rental properties is marginally higher than the state average, it's still more than $150 lower than the national average, meaning rental properties in Oxford are still very reasonably priced. Those looking for the most affordable rental properties should look in the neighborhoods of Bynum and Burn's Crossroad.
  • Community events! Cement your place in the community by either attending or helping to organize some of the town's great events, such as the Fall Festival at Oxford Public Library or the July Fourth Freedom Festival at Oxford Lake Park.