Advice requested on area to move to. Kidlington? Ddicot?

(3 Posts)
JillSF Wed 23-Jul-14 20:46:41

I grew up in Oxford but moved away a few years ago. Now that we have a child (currrently 18m) we want to move back to be nearer my parents who still live in Botley. We're trying to decide what area to look at.
DH and I both commute to london so we want to be near a train station, but I also need to be able to get my son to grandparental childcare in Botley 1 day a week before work. We would be buying a house but our budget is no more than £200k so we can't afford anywhere v near Oxford centre. Our wishlist is for a 3 bedroom house (or 2 bed with extension or loft conversion potential) with a decent sized garden and to be able to get to childrens centres and local shops ideally on foot but if not by bus. Any advice on areas would be much appeciated.
We're considering Didcot (but put off by reports of it being scuzzy and bad traffic on the A34 to Oxford) or Kidlington (near new Parkway station but probably too expensive for us). Thanks in advance! (I have repeated this message from the Oxfordshire page so apologies to anyone who has to read it twice.)

vessoxford Mon 13-Oct-14 22:03:05

Bicester?

FutureMum Thu 27-Nov-14 15:08:41

For that budget, prob Bicester or Banbury, nothing closer to Oxford.

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