The residential area is centred on London Road, the main road connecting Oxford with the capital. It is highly desirable thanks to its proximity to central Oxford and the ease of access it offers to London, with buses to the capital running every 10 minutes or so.

There are several acclaimed hospitals in the area (including John Radcliffe, Nuffield and Churchill) and a number of quality educational establishments, such as Oxford Brookes University and the independent Headington School for girls.

Property in Headington is popular with a diverse range of people, although the suburb is particularly attractive to young professionals and families.

Headington offers an array of housing, with the most popular types of property in Headington including 1930s semi and detached houses, as well as Victorian and Edwardian semis and terraced houses.