A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$789
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    266
    273
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    18
    41
  • Robbery
    32
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    477
    525
  • Theft
    1,655
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,592
National
$53,889
Children
5%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    34%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Oxford is located 30 miles northwest of Cincinnati, 35 miles southwest of Dayton and about 5 miles east of the state boundary separating Ohio and Indiana.
Oxford city is a small town in Butler County in Southwest Ohio. It is best known for being home to Miami University. Recognized as a Public Ivy, which describes state-funded public universities with academic programs akin to the Ivy League schools, Miami University has a body of more than 16,000 students in a town with a summer population just over 10,000. The City of Oxford (actually, its predecessor, College Township) was founded one year after Miami University was established in 1809.
Oxford people are friendly, the environment is also nice.
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Oxford meets you halfway. Literally.

It's a town with nice people, but not much else. All you have to do is drink, learn, or go bowling. Every summer the population cuts down to a 4th. The streets are empty, the stores are closed, and the bars shut down.

As a permanent resident you will experience exclusion from half of what your town has to do. The bars don't want you, and the housing is impossible to find. The entire town makes it pretty clear that the students are all that's important and you're here to hold down the fort until they get back.

At the same time the people who live there year round are genuinely nice people. They help one another, say hello, stop for pedestrians, the whole shebang.

On the other hand, the students are entitled asshats and have zero respect for the people who live there.

It's a tossup. It's a beautiful place to live. Safe, happy, and beautiful, but you have to work for it.
I love Oxford! The town is small but charming. There's a festival uptown almost every weekend, and its always a blast. A great college town with lots of reasonably priced restaurants for students and places to hang out on weekends. Only about 45 minutes from Cincinnati.