The first people who settled near the area that is now the Oxford real estate market were Susquehannock Indians who established homes near what is now Lancaster County Central Park. The first European settlers who settled in what is now the Oxford real estate market were English settlers who established a log cabin inn. Most of the people who visited the inn were travelers who were traveling to or from Baltimore and Philadelphia.Oxford became an important stop for travelers during the late 18th century after stagecoach routes were established near Oxford's downtown area. Many Oxford residents prospered by converting Oxford properties that were located near the stagecoach routes into prosperous farms, hotels and trading posts. Many of these businesses played an important role in Oxford's economy until the late 19th century.Oxford's population grew during the middle of the 19th century after railroad service was establish in Oxford. Many people who used Oxford's railroad service during this time were Oxford-area farmers who shipped produce and hay to markets located across the East Coast. Most of Oxford's development during the 20th century was shaped by the development of logistics and retail industries that were designed to take advantage of Oxford's location near several important transportation routes. These industries have been complemented in recent years by by Amish families who produce high-quality cabinets, food and other goods. Oxford homes for sale are now located in a Lancaster County borough that offers home buyers beautiful scenery, friendly neighborhoods, great schools and access to many popular transportation routes. These benefits make Oxford PA homes a wonderful value for Oxford home buyers who are interested in relocating to Chester County.
For more information about the history of Oxford homes, please read this article that was written by the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce.
Parks & Recreation
Oxford PA operates and maintains more than 35 recreational facilities that are located near high-quality homes for sale in Oxford. Some of these facilities include a swimming pool, a camping ground, a nature area, four parks, five equestrian trails and five athletic fields. Moreover, the Lancaster County Parks & Recreation Department offers many recreational activities. Some of the most popular recreational activities include swimming lessons, equestrian lessons and gardening lessons. Home buyers who are interested in purchasing real estate in Oxford can find more information about these recreational activities by calling 717-299-8000 during regular business hours.