A Classic College Town

Recently cited by Forbes as the #1 Best College Town in America; Oxford, Ohio is a small town community, with close to 7,000 year-round residents. For 9 months of the year, Oxford is filled with the vibrant energy that comes with 18,000 Miami University students.

The proximity of the University provides access to excellent arts, cultural and athletic events, as well as amazing facilities. During the summer, town keeps busy with festivals, concerts and events. The historic Uptown (because it’s uphill from all directions) is home to several locally owned businesses and is busy year round.

Surrounded by miles of generational family farms, Oxford boasts an award winning farmer's market, numerous arts organizations and miles of hiking trails. We’re 15 minutes from Hueston Woods State park and within an hour, you are in the cities of Cincinnati or Dayton.

We love our little town and all it has to offer. Welcome to our home, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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Miami University

Miami University’s historic campus, strong academic reputation, and stunning, picturesque environment make it an ideal neighbor for Oxford, Ohio.

Recognized as the #1 public university in the nation for its commitment to undergraduate education (and #2 overall after Princeton), Miami is one of the nation’s eight original Public Ivy universities, and is also the 7th oldest in the nation, founded in 1809. It was frequently then called the “Yale of the West.” With more than 17 miles of trails and 1,000 acres of preserve and natural areas, plus an art museum, historic Western campus, the Freedom Summer Memorial, the Cradle of Coaches, quads and gardens, its offers much to explore for visitors to Oxford. See for yourself why Robert Frost called it "The most beautiful campus that ever there was." To learn more visit www.miamioh.edu

With more than 17 miles of trails and 1,000 acres of preserve and natural areas, plus an art museum, historic Western campus, the Freedom Summer Memorial, the Cradle of Coaches, quads and gardens, its offers much to explore for visitors to Oxford. See for yourself why Robert Frost called it "The most beautiful campus that ever there was." To learn more visit www.miamioh.edu