Sophisticated Small Town with Big-City Amenities
Lafayette County contains a vast selection of attractive neighborhoods and residential communities as well as small farms and wooded landscapes to accommodate every lifestyle—from raising a family to managing a small in-home business to retiring. Housing is plentiful, especially in Oxford, which offers contemporary single-family homes of all sizes, elegant traditional-style dwellings as well as an array of apartment, condominium and townhouse selections.
Oxford offers many small-town advantages combined with big-city amenities. The availability of high-quality affordable and luxury homes in the area has helped to earn Oxford notable national recognition in recent years. The town has been listed numerous times among the “Best 100 Small Towns” by USA Today, among Time magazine’s “7 Great Places to Retire” and Money magazine’s six “Best Places to Retire.”
The average selling price of homes in Oxford and Lafayette County in 2011 was $179,900. The average price per square feet for new construction in Oxford-Lafayette County for 2011 was approximately $99/square foot. From lots in subdivisions all over the city and county to small farms with acreage just minutes from the city limits, homes are available in all price ranges, with something certain to fit any budget. (Source: Central Mississippi Board of REALTORS MLS Service for the period January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011.)
Newcomers are often pleasantly surprised to find that even resort golf course living is available. A beautifully manicured golf community has sites available for residential use, and golf villas are nestled around the fairways of the 1,000-acre site.
As part of the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation’s Retiree Attraction Program, Retiree Ambassador volunteers conduct tours of Oxford for those who call in advance. These tours feature housing options and points of interest in the area for those interested in retiring to Oxford.
Scenic and serene, the area offers an overall cost of living below the national average, and taxes are comparatively low. Many friendly and reputable realtors are members of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and eagerly serve the area’s home buying and selling needs. There are also a number of banking and lending institutions to help with your mortgage needs.