The attractive & vibrant market town of Banbury is situated in Oxfordshire; one of the most desirable places to live in the country. Banbury is a great mix of a busy market town and pretty villages. There are excellent amenities including the high street shops you would expect and the Castle Quays shopping center which is undergoing development to include a 10 Screen Cinema, restaurants and a hotel. There are several markets including a farmers market providing a wide selection of artisan products. Gateway Shopping Retail Park also offers excellent shopping choices and is located on the edge of town with easy access from the M40. The famous Bicester village is also located a short drive away. Banbury is serviced by all the major supermarkets including Waitrose, Sainsburys and Aldi.
Banbury is located in the midst of Oxfordshire's beautiful countryside and on the edge of the Cotswolds. There is a wide selection of walking and cycling routes in the area that are easily accessible for all.
Getting an education in Banbury
There are excellent Schools in the area with a mix of independent and secondary schools such as secondary schools include the Warriner School, Chenderit School, the North Oxfordshire Academy and private schools include Bloxham School, Tudor Hall for Girls.
Banbury is well connected by road, with the M40 making Birmingham, London and Oxford easily accessible. It also has excellent rail links to London, Birmingham and Oxford. Journey times to London are just over an hour, around 45 minutes to Birmingham and 20 minutes to Oxford. If you need to fly, Heathrow airport is just over an hour away by car and Birmingham airport is around 40 minutes away.
A town with a bright future
Banbury is also at the heart of modern industry being close to the Jaguar Land Rover plant at Gaydon, and housing the worlds largest coffee processing facility, Jacobs Douwe Egberts. Amazon has also recently opened a distribution centre in the area.
These industries have long provided stable work for the area providing employment along with the all the other modern retail and leisure sectors you would expect from a thriving and expanding market town.
Many people are brought to the area due to the multiple and varied employment opportunities and the attractive location of Banbury with its proximity to Oxford, London and the midlands.
Being just over an hours train commute to London (investment in the rail connection is making this ever quicker) an increasing number of people are choosing to live in Banbury and its beautiful surrounding villages such as Adderbury, Bloxham, Bodicote, Middleton Cheyney and Kings Sutton.
Living in Banbury
Most of the sales in Banbury over the past year were semi-detached properties which on average sold for £257,317. Detached properties had an average sold price of £365,308 and terraced properties averaged at £229,180.
Banbury, with an overall average price of £267,653 was cheaper than nearby Middleton Cheney (£336,054), Bloxham (£384,040) and Adderbury (£451,268).
In the past year house prices in Banbury were 4% down on the year before and 3% up on 2017 when they averaged at £260,632.
Banbury a good place for investment opportunities rental averages are one bedroom properties average £663 per month, two bedroom properties average £791 per month, three bedroom properties average £961per month and four bedroom properties average £1345
Banbury has a population of 46,853, an average income of £37,000 and is very well connected within an hours reach from Oxford, Milton Keynes, Birmingham and London.
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