Oxford is a charming farming town located at the inland edge of the Canterbury Plains.
Oringally settled as a logging town, Oxford has an interesting history. The side wall of a butchers shop depicts the era with a beautiful painted mural.
Once Oxford was served by the railway and had two stations, East Oxford and West Oxford. In 1959, the line closed but some remnants of the old railway can still be seen along Oxford Road on the way to Rangiora.