Indeed, South Oxfordshire was, in 2019, crowned the UK's sixth best place to live for quality of life.
But what can you expect from living in Oxfordshire and, when it comes to property, what can you get for your money?
Let's take a look...
Buying a house in OxfordshireOne of the best things about Oxfordshire is its proximity to THREE Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
In fact, a good percentage of the county falls within the Cotswolds, Chiltern Hills and North Wessex Downs.
But if city living is more your cup of tea, then Oxford has it all: Museums, great nightlife, theatres, restaurants and sport.
The constant throughout rural and urban Oxfordshire, though, is great properties.
Properties for sale in Oxfordshire
It's a pocket of West Oxfordshire that offers the glorious open space of the Cotswolds, classy period homes and the bustle of Oxford nearby.
Witney property prices
A Cotswold-stone terrace will set you back around £300,000, although some come in cheaper than that at around £290,000 on average.
With great road links to London and Birmingham via the M40, the area also boasts some fantastic period homes intertwined with more modern properties.
If modern properties requiring little or no work appeal to you then Thame offers plenty alongside its traditional Victorian and Georgian townhouses and character cottages.
Thame property prices
Thame's average property price of £446,049, according to Rightmove, is almost what you'd expect from an area with great commuter links and a wide variety of desirable properties.
Chinnor property prices
Chinnor's popular detached family homes generally command a price in excess of £500,000.
Living in Oxfordshire
Part of Oxfordshire's appeal is in its transport network as much as its great properties and rural location.
The M40 motorway offers great connections to Birmingham and London, while the M4 to the south of the county runs between London and Bristol.
On the trains, Oxford and Oxford Parkway offer services to Paddington and Marylebone in less than an hour.
Services from Haddenham & Thame Parkway to London Marylebone take around 40 minutes.
There's also plenty to do in the county when it comes to shopping, eating and drinking.