Banbury: A traditional market town with lots to offer for families

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 environment.

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 in.

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 weekend.

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 or rail.

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 socialising.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801676946-ADNFCR

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