Moving to Oxfordshire, advice needed.

(3 Posts)
artysal76 Tue 22-Sep-15 16:21:08

Hi there,
Myself and my partner (family) are hoping to move too Oxfordshire in a few months time. We have visited a few times and the countryside is very beautiful. We don't want to live in Oxford itself.
We both work in the creative fields and I'm especially artistic and enjoy the company of other creative types. I am also slightly left wing. I appreciate Oxfordshire is more Conservative and it's not the end of the World. We have visited (briefly) Abingdon, Witney, Wantage and Wallingford. All lovely areas, but I do have an aversion towards snooty, unfriendly people. I appreciate there are nice people and not so nice everywhere, but can anyone tell me if any of these areas have more of an arty or even friendly atmosphere? I used to live in Bristol which I loved, but it is too far away from London where I have clients. I am currently in St Albans (Herts) and the people are snooty and a bit standoffish. I really don't want a repeat of this. Anyone know of any areas that even slightly fit the bill?
Thank you so much :-)

mumontherun247 Tue 13-Sep-16 11:46:15

Have you looked at Jericho in Oxford.
Out of Oxford, Chipping Norton has a combination of snooty and arty. Woodstock is also a pleasant village.
The village life can be quite quiet and not as stimulating. I live in a lovely village outside Oxford called Aston Rowant but it is by no means arty.

mumontherun247 Tue 13-Sep-16 11:47:17

Sorry I just realised this is an old thread. What did you decide in the end?

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