Oxshott Area Overview
Leafy, graceful Oxshott is believed to be the most wealthy village in England. It has around 6,000 residents, many of them celebrities including the tennis star Andy Murray, golfer Colin Montgomerie and a number of Premiership footballers. Most of the housing here is relatively modern and typical properties are neo-Georgian, detached and gated, with long, sweeping driveways, extensive gardens and spacious, high-spec interiors.
Oxshott wasn’t always such a prosperous place. For centuries, it was a hamlet of pig farmers; this all changed in 1885 with the arrival of the railway and development slowly began, with the construction of mock Tudor housing and a handful of shops on the high street. Today, that same high street has 12 shops and an exclusive salon and spa.
Oxshott is in an ideal location for enjoying the best of town and country. London’s Waterloo train station can be reached in less than 40 minutes and it is close to the M25 motorway and A3 Portsmouth Road. Yet it is also surrounded by colourful woodlands and hilly heathlands and its broad avenues are swathed in evergreen foliage.
While the properties in Oxshott enjoy high degrees of privacy, there is a genuine sense of community in this illustrious village. The schools here are excellent, which adds to its appeal as a great place to bring up a family.