Oxford Culture

Downtown Oxford Square

Downtown Oxford Square

Oxford is a community whose heart is rooted as much in the promise of its future as in the richness of its past. Roots run deep here, where people are as passionate about SEC sports as they are about their favorite author. It is truly the people who will win your heart and cause you to stay.

Oxford has been named

  • One of the “100 Best Small Arts Towns in America” (2002, “Making Your Move to One of America’s Best Small Towns” by Norman Crampton)
  • One of the top six retirement towns in America by Money Magazine (July 2001)
  • “A cosmopolitan Mayberry” in an edition featuring best places in the U.S. to retire (Kiplinger’s magazine, March 2005)

Whether you can call Oxford your home, or are just stopping through town for a quick visit and a bite to eat, you will truly feel alive in the tranquil backdrop setting that Oxford provides for your most unique experience.

Oxford is a safe, friendly community

Crime statistics for the area are very comforting.  With one of the lowest crime rates in the state, Oxford is a safe place to raise a family. With 26 sheriff’s deputies and more than 34 police officers, Oxford and Lafayette County are well served. The 2009 crime statistics are: 12 violent crimes and 385 property crimes (population 17,719).

Learn more about