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About the Oxford region

Ohio Weather

Oxford has four distinct seasons and variations in temperature. Temperatures range from an average of 1.1 C during the three coldest months (December to February) to an average of 24 C during the warmest months (June to August). Oxford receives about 600 mm of rain per year and about 380 mm of snow during the winter. Oxford is on the same latitude as Ankara, Madrid, and Bejing and is situated at 84 longitude, about 916 km from the east coast of the United States.


Welcome to Oxford! Oxford is a community of approximately 10,000 permanent residents. "Uptown&" consists of specialty shops, night clubs/bars, restaurants, a movie theater and smaller stores. Two shopping plazas provide discount and grocery stores, special services and other shopping conveniences. Oxford is also home to a community library, a wide variety of churches, Hueston Woods State Park, social organizations, community service groups and a local hospital. Oxford offers the advantages of small town living within a short driving distance to major metropolitan areas.

Oxford is known for its covered bridge, a mile north of the city limits, and the town was historically one of the sites of the underground railroad system for slaves escaping to the north from the south. Located in Butler County, one of the 88 counties in Ohio, Oxford is best known as the home of Miami University.

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Butler County

Butler County has approximately 275,000 residents. The largest cities in Butler County are Hamilton and Middletown, both of which offer dining establishments, theaters, malls and plazas, downtown shopping, churches, cultural organizations, entertainment opportunities, parks and community festivals. Both are within 30 minutes driving time from Oxford and Miami University has a branch campus in each location. Butler County also has a variety of county parks, small villages and scenic countryside.


Oxford is approximately 35 miles north of downtown Cincinnati. Highlights of Cincinnati are the Ohio Riverfront, the Cincinnati Reds (baseball), the Cincinnati Bengals (football), the Cincinnati Cyclones (hockey), shopping, nightclubs, Fountain Square, the Cincinnati orchestra and the Cincinnati Opera, Mt. Adams, Eden Park, Krohn Conservatory, Art Museum, Natural History Museum, suburban malls, parks, universities and colleges, popular concerts and a long list of other attractions. Kentucky is just across the Ohio River as is the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky International Airport. Paramount's King's Island, an amusement theme park, is to the northeast of Cincinnati off Interstate 71 and is a popular summer time activity. The city is situated in the Ohio River Valley on the "Seven Hills of Cincinnati," and consequently, great scenery is to be found. There are several traditional festivals throughout the year including Labor Day Weekend (September), Octoberfest, and the Fourth of July fireworks. For more information, go to:


The birthplace of flight is in Dayton, only an hour from Oxford, and is the home of the Wright brothers. Dayton offers many of the same types of opportunities as Cincinnati as well as the Wright Patterson Air Force Base and the Airforce Museum. For more information, go to:


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Last update: July 25 2006 16:31

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