Oxford is a country town with a village atmosphere in the beautiful foothills of North Canterbury. With better than average land and home opportunities has made Oxford a very sought after place to be. Some of the local activities include tramping, bush walks, swimming at Ashley Gorge and picnic area and gardens walks.
Oxford has now become a destination, with regular rallies using Oxford as a stop off, craft and farmers markets, conferences and wonderful garden tours and wedding venues.
A fully stocked supermarket is just across the road, doctors, chemist, hospital, rest homes, several garages, hardware and engineering shop, school from Junior to High, a choice of preschools, clubs and Churches makes Oxford self contained. With the seasonal out door swimming pool, museum, fine art gallery and recently opened gym Oxford proves to be an exceptional township to be part of.