Oxford CT : Connecticut

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What it's Like to Retire in Oxford CT

Oxford Connecticut is one of the fastest growing towns in the state. Residents of nearby Fairfield County have discovered its charm and lower housing prices, which are among the reasons why the population grew 25% between 2000 and 2005. The town of Oxford actually consists of 3 communities: Quaker Farms, Riverside and Oxford Center.  It is west of New Haven.  Aerial photograph of Waterbury-Oxford Airport courtesy of Wikipedia and ZookPS3.

 

Where to Retire in Oxford CT and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the area (see link at top right).
In mid-2016, the median home value of homes was about $327,300, according to Zillow.

 

What is special about Oxford CT

Two listings on the National Register of Historic Places:
- Quaker Farms Historic District
- Wooster Sawmill and Gristmill Site

Oxford has a nice library and several pleasant parks (Southford Falls State Park, Jackson Cove Beach, and Kirks Pond); Oxford Greens is the local golf course which is available to town residents.

 

What is not special about Oxford CT

Depending on your political persuasion, you may or may not appreciate that Oxford is one of the most conservative communities in Connecticut.  Local traffic on Route 67 is very congested.
 

Who will like retirement in Oxford CT

Retirees who want to retire in a small town, but close to New Haven and Hartford. 

 

Local economy is driven by

Construction, health care
 

Climate and Physical Environment

Oxford is in the rolling hills of western Connecticut near the Housatonic River. Oxford is a beautiful town in a beautiful part of the Nutmeg State
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There is a good library in town. New Haven, Stamford, Bridgeport, and Hartford are all just a short drive away. 
 

Crime

Crime in Oxford is slightly below the average.
 

Medical facilities

Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven is one of the country's top hospitals.
 

Transportation

New Haven's Tweed Airport is convenient, although it has very few flights. Hartford's Bradley Airport has convenient service to just about everywhere. Amtrak and Metro North will get you just about anywhere by rail from New Haven or Bridgeport.
 

Valuable Links

Wikipedia entry for Oxford
Guide to retirement communities in Connecticut
 

What people are saying about Oxford CT

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Facts about OXFORD CT
  • State: CT
  • Environment: Suburban,Small Town,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 80,000+
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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