Uptown in Oxford – The Best Place to Be in One of the Best College Towns

"Uptown" Oxford

Congrats, Miami University student – you’re either moving to or already living in Oxford, Ohio. It’s a great college town which was once voted the best in the country by Forbes. But you’ve got some things to learn about it if you’re not there yet or new to the area. Becoming familiar with the different neighborhoods in Oxford will help to determine where you want to spend your years college living off-campus. Loaded with houses, apartments, dining, nightlife and entertainment, Uptown is an Oxford student hub. While there are other neighborhoods in Oxford, a great majority of students do choose to live in Uptown. Interested in living off-campus near Miami University in Uptown? Check out Uptown rentals in Oxford here

Getting around Uptown

Located just northwest of Miami University, Uptown is a bustling spot just minutes away from campus. This is a great neighborhood for students who choose to walk to class as many of the properties are 10-15 minute walk to campus! A lot of students choose to not take their cars to college and biking is a popular option for your daily commute to campus. Another great option for not just getting to campus, but also traveling all throughout Oxford is to hop on the Butler County Regional Transit Authority (BCRTA). Flash the driver your Miami OH id and you ride from free! For your convenience, you can also download the BuzTrakr app to see bus routes and watch the buses on their routes in real time so you’ll never miss the bus again!  

As you walk down the beautiful historic brick roads and tree lined streets in Uptown Oxford you’ll notice many of the beautiful homes have been restored and now house thousands of Miami Ohio students. While there are a handful of apartments in Oxford, there are a great deal of houses in Oxford, which can especially be found in Uptown. 

Things to do in Uptown

You’ll never go hungry because charming Uptown is jam packed with the town’s most favored eateries like Bodega, Mac & Joe’s and Bagel & Deli Shop. 

Beyond local favorites you can also grab a bit a Skyline or Chipolte. Uptown is also home to over twenty bars and nightclub options. Catch students grabbing a drink or hitting the dancefloor at places like Left Field Tavern, Skipper’s, and Brick Street. There are also plenty of grocery and convenience stores to take care of your everyday needs and the clothing local shops will keep you styling all throughout the year. Don’t forget to take part in the many events Uptown hosts throughout the year. From the summer concert series to the annual wine fest there is plenty to do! 

While Oxford is by no means a large city, living in Uptown is a perfect choice for the student who is looking to live in a lively area and be in the center of it all. Uptown can provide you with most anything a larger city can, and is minutes away from campus and pretty much anything you want! 

Rentals in Uptown for Students

Need help getting started on finding your Uptown rental? Be sure to check out Miami University off-campus housing here, and to help you even further, check out our list below of Uptown and Oxford landlords and properties! 

  1. Red Brick Property Management
  2. Miami Poplar Rentals
  3. College Property Management
  4. Thacker 21 Real Estate 

Chips and salsa aficionado, Ali Bartmer joined the Rent College Pads team in the fall of 2016 as the Operations Assistant and has since become a Content crafter. Cat mom of one, Ali prides herself in being a Bloody Mary connoisseur and with her Masters from Hogwarts there’s nothing Ali can’t do.

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