Oxford rests only 56 miles north of London with a population of only 160,000 residents, making it a very livable coliving city for digital nomads. The small city is rich in culture and history and is home to the oldest university in the English speaking world. The university is on par with Harvard in the United States. The city is also home to many major technology companies such as oxford instruments and Research machines. The city center attracts nearly 10 million visitors per year so you’ll have plenty of chances to meet other remote workers from around the world.
For being such a small city compared to its neighbors, Oxford actually has impressive nightlife and great food options. From small “hole in the wall” diners to fancy five-star restaurants, you can find almost anything you desire here. Oxford has a long history of beer brewing too. So you can find many old breweries in the area for you to taste and try. If you head downtown you're able to find world-class shopping, maybe not all the luxury brands like London, but there is still a shop for almost everything you could need in your nomadic life.
These are just a few reasons to experience coliving life in Oxford. If we are looking at a rent standpoint, then Oxford is not cheap. In some places, the cost of living can even be equal to London standards, but there is no need for a car here, which will save you some money in the long haul. The public transit is quite good, from public buses to the train system. There are no commercial airports here, but that is not a problem. Hop on the train and you can be as London Heathrow airport in no time, with direct flights taking you to every point around the world.
Fun facts about Oxford:
- The buildings will likely be familiar to fans of the Harry Potter movies, which used Oxford as filming locations
- Punting is a popular activity among Oxford tourists, who sit in a wooden boat on the river while a guide pushes it along with a pole
- Oxford was largely spared during the bombings of World War II