Downtown Oxford, Pennysylvania

Downtown Oxford, Pennysylvania

Oxford, PA

http://www.downtownoxfordpa.org

Oxford is a small borough in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, officially founded in 1833. We number slightly more than 5,000 but are considered the town center for 27,000 residents in the surrounding communities. Our greatest resource is our people. We come from far and wide; some families can trace their roots to the original founders who established their businesses here because of our location between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Others have relocated to the Oxford area more recently, due to our beautiful rolling farmlands, the desire to raise children in a safe and warm community or to return to the place they grew up (or wish they did). Our main streets are Third, Locust and Market. Visitors to our merchants and restaurants must wait patiently for the Amish horse and buggies or the occasional farm tractor when driving through town. We have a small village market with delicious, farm-fresh vegetables and locally prepared canned goods. Hundreds of people gather the First Friday of each month (all year long) on Third Street to enjoy a themed street fair. We have an annual Car Show in September that draws thousands. Visit our merchants, art studios and restaurants for great customer service and a 100% chance you will see someone you know! We are a proud people who cheer wildly during our annual Halloween Parade for our military representatives, local sports teams, the fire company firetrucks, Lincoln University and our dance and gymnastics teams. We have our Hometown Heroes banners decorating the street lamps and enjoy fresh flowers tended lovingly by volunteers all summer long. Oxford is our home, our Main Street. (Photo credit: Charlie Delp)