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Moving to Oxford, Ohio

This guide offers information about living, working, and playing in Oxford and the surrounding metropolitan area.

Plan Ahead

Oxford is located 30 miles northwest of Cincinnati, 35 miles southwest of Dayton, and about 5 miles east of the state boundary separating Ohio and Indiana. See for yourself why we love to call Oxford and Miami University home!

Maps, Parking, and Transit

Something for Everyone

Living in a college town has its benefits! The City of Oxford is home to approximately 22,000 people; over 44% of the population is between the age of 20 and 24 due to the strong influence of Miami University. But students aren't the only ones having fun! There's always something going on, even when school's out.

Community Programs

Miami Programs and Centers

Art Center

Located in Phillips Hall, this Center houses a ceramics/pottery studio, a digital photo lab, woodshop, sewing, and metals/jewelry/glass studio. Studios are used for CraftSummer and CraftWinter workshops as well as sprint (1.5 credit hour) courses during the academic year.

Saturday Art

Staffed by faculty and students (both undergraduate and graduate) from the Art Education area, Saturday Art serves the greater Oxford community and is open to anyone from ages 4 through adult. Courses meet each Saturday for six weeks with a final celebration/exhibition taking place on the seventh week.

Continuing Education

Global Initiatives' Continuing Education administers a variety of programs for learners of all ages. Participants can enroll in courses to enhance professional skills, develop global competencies, or to explore a creative interest.

  • Youth Programming includes activities such as sports camps and lessons, writing workshops, and foreign language/culture.
  • Institute for Learning in Retirement promotes opportunities for individuals 50 and older to explore areas within science, the arts, society, technology, literature, languages, business, economics, and other subjects of interest.
Youth Programs

Children from Oxford and surrounding areas enjoy a variety of youth programs and camps sponsored by Miami University. Programs are offered after school, on weekends, and during the summer.

Greater Cincinnati Organizations and Centers

Greater Dayton Organizations and Centers

Arts and Entertainment

Oxford Area

Miami University College of Creative Arts
Oxford-area Visual and Performing Arts
Local Movie Theaters

Beyond Oxford

Worth the Drive

Make a day of it and check out these favorite destinations!


Recreation and Sports

Miami University

RedHawks Athletics

Purchase tickets for all Miami athletic events, find out about summer youth camps, and learn why Miami is known throughout the sports world as the "Cradle of Coaches."

Recreational Sports Center

Memberships for community, faculty/staff and students. Family-oriented activities include summer camps for children, youth climbing club, community intramural sports, the Aquatic Center's Red Cross Learn to Swim program and MAKOS swim and dive team for area youth.

Goggin Ice Center

Offering ice related activities including public skating, ‘Learn to Play’ programming for both skating and hockey, competitive figure skating through the Miami Skating Academy, travel hockey leagues within Miami Youth Hockey, adult hockey teams and summer camps for hockey, figure skating and synchronized skating.

Natural Areas

Located around the campus, the Miami University Natural Areas comprise over 1000 acres with 17 miles of hiking trails.

Oxford Area

Oxford Parks and Recreation

Oxford boasts many community parks and facilities. The TRI Community Center Complex, located at 6025 Fairfield Road, houses basketball courts inside and out, a baseball diamond, picnic shelter, outdoor grills, outdoor pool, skate park, a preschool playground, and a school-age play structure. Programs include summer camps, after school child care programs, and youth sports.

Oxford Country Club

6200 Contreras Rd, Oxford
9 hole golf course and pool

Indian Ridge Golf Club

2600 Oxford Millville Rd, Oxford
18 holes sculpted from gently rolling terrain

Hueston Woods State Park

(5 miles from Oxford)

6301 Park Office Road, College Corner, Ohio 45003
18 hole championship golf course, plus nearly 3,000 acres of natural resources for outdoor recreation such as hiking, fishing, canoeing, and fossil hunting. The park surrounds 625-acre Acton Lake, with campsites, cabins, and a resort lodge.

Hannon's Camp America

(5 miles from Oxford)

8501 Camden College Corner Rd., College Corner, OH 45003
26 acre private campground

Perfect North Slopes

(32 miles from Oxford)

19074 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
23 ski trails, ranging from beginner to expert.

Professional Sports

Cincinnati Area

Includes the Cincinnati Reds and the Bengals, plus Cincinnati Cyclones hockey (ECHL)

Dayton Area

Includes Dayton Dragons (minor league baseball) and Dayton Dutch Lions (futbol), among others

Employment Opportunities


Learn about some of the facilities and services available to the Oxford community. The list is not intended to promote individual healthcare providers.

Miami University Health Center

Miami University has partnered with TriHealth to provide on-campus, high-quality care on the Oxford campus for students and Miami employees and their dependents. The facility is located in the Clinical Health Sciences building on S. Campus Avenue.

Call 513-529-3000 to schedule an appointment.


Area Hospitals

McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital
110 N. Poplar St., Oxford 45056

Kettering Health Hospital (10.64 miles from Oxford)
630 Eaton Ave., Hamilton 45013

Bethesda Butler Hospital (14.65 miles from Oxford)
3125 Hamilton Mason Rd., Hamilton 45011

Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital (17.45 miles from Oxford)
3000 Mack Rd., Fairfield

West Chester Hospital (22.2 miles from Oxford)
7700 University Dr., West Chester 45069

Atrium Medical Center (22.94 miles from Oxford)
One Medical Center Dr., Middletown 45005

Reid Health System (23.48 miles from Oxford)
1941 Virginia Ave., Connersville, IN 47331

Schools and Libraries

Oxford Schools

A Miami student teaching a Talawanda student in classPreschools

Miami University Child Development Center 
(Mini University, Inc.)
401 Western College Drive, Oxford

Oxford Parks and Recreation Department Preschool
6025 Fairfield Rd., Oxford

Pre-K - 12

Talawanda School District (Public)

McGuffey Montessori School (Private, Pre-K-8)
5128 Westgate Drive, Oxford
(513) 523-7742

Talawanda School District's Partnership with Miami

The Talawanda/Miami Partnership has provided collaborative opportunities for thousands of students from both settings since its inception in 2001. Faculty and staff from the Talawanda Schools and Miami University work together to improve learning through the cultivation of mutually beneficial projects, events, and activities.

Other Local K-12 Schools

Find a Place to Live

Miami Off-Campus Housing

Search through the local listing of available properties for students to rent.

Oxford Real Estate Agencies

Century 21 Thacker & Associates
3996 Oxford-Millville Rd., Oxford

Coldwell Banker College Real Estate
5020 College Corner Pike, Oxford

Oxford Real Estate and Rental
19 S. Beech St.

Re/Max Alpha Real Estate
5995 Fairfield Rd., Oxford

Oxford Rentals

Indian Trace Apartments
5081 Red Cloud Ct., Oxford

Oxford West Apartments
615 Ogden Ct., Oxford

Park Place Real Estate
116 E. High St., Oxford

Red Brick Property Management

Ward Rental
317 Sandra Dr., Oxford