Abingdon lies on the River Thames in the heart of the Vale of White Horse. It’s been a well-established settlement for hundreds of years and has a long history to reflect this, ranging from the Benedictine Abingdon Abbey through to the impressive Victorian Quarter.
Abingdon is popular among residents because of its proximity to Oxford, with the main centre and Oxford University buildings just over five miles away. A choice of local train stations, including Radcot, Culham, Appleford and Didcot Parkway, make commuting into London easy as well.
Its highly regarded private and state education facilities are one of the main draws for families, with schools like Abingdon, Our Lady’s Abingdon, Radley College, John Mason School and Larkmead School all regularly appearing highly in league tables.
Business estates like Diamond Light Science Facility and Milton Park are home to a number of major employers, and alongside the popular schools, are the reason the largest demographics in Abingdon are families and working professionals. This is reflected in the most common results from a property search in the town and surrounding areas: three-bedroom semi-detached houses and four-bedroom detached homes.