Banbury: A traditional market town with lots to offer for families
For parents looking for a new place to raise their family, rural
properties can often be an attractive option due to the extra space
they often posses.
Other benefits of living in the country include less traffic, a
closer community and often enough a beautiful surrounding
Market towns, in particular, are becoming more popular with UK
movers as they allow for a rural lifestyle while still providing
access to entertainment facilities and other local amenities.
Those looking for a new countryside home in the Oxfordshire area
may wish to consider property for sale in Banbury.
Located on the River Cherwell, closeby to Oxford, the market town
is surrounded by picturesque scenery and countryside. With a
population of 45,000, Banbury is the largest settlement in the area
which means that there are a number of smaller villages in close
proximity, giving the area a quintessentially British feel.
Perhaps the most important feature for parents to consider are the
educational options that the town has to offer. Banbury does not
disappoint in this respect with a number of schools, both primary
and secondary, being located in the vicinity.
Keeping the kids active is also fairly easy to achieve in Banbury
as there are plenty to local sports clubs and societies to join.
Canoeing, climbing, football, chess, cricket and rugby all have
clubs that are open for the local community to get involved
As well as this the nearby Spiceball Park contains three large
playing fields as well as a skate park meaning there is more than
enough to keep the younger members of the family occupied at the
In terms of transport to other parts of the UK, Banbury does not do
too badly at all. Being just a short distance from Oxford, those
who work there can enjoy a straightforward commute by either road
Trains to London, Birmingham, Reading and Coventry are also
available from Banbury for people who need access to cities which
are further afield.
Banbury also has over 85 pubs within a 15 mile radius of the town,
offering a wide range of options in terms of weekend