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Oxford, once a farming community, is a small rustic town situated in the southwestern part of Connecticut between the Housatonic and Naugatuck rivers. It borders the towns of Monroe, Newtown, Southbury, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Beacon Falls and Seymour. Neighborhoods in Oxford include Oxford Center, Quaker Farms and Riverside.
A University of Connecticut development study that reviewed the period from 1985-2006 indicated that Oxford had the largest increase of development by percentage, growing 62% during that time. According the United States Census Bureau, the population in Oxford increased by 29.1% between 2000-2010, making it the fastest-growing municipality in Connecticut for that period.
Previous to the increased population, Oxford sent it's students to schools in neighboring towns. It now has it's own high school, middle school and two elementary schools. Students in grades Kindergarten through second grade attend Quaker Farms School. Students in grades three through five attend Oxford Center School. Great Oak Middle School is where students in grades six through eight go and the highs school is attended by students in grades 9-12. The public school system is very highly rated in Oxford.
With the seven parks that are located in Oxford, there is always something to do. Jackson Cove is a park located on Lake Zoar with a beach area, large pavilion and 27 acres of woodland trails. It's a great place to visit on a warm summer day. Other parks include Victory Memorial Park, Oxford Glen, Posypanko Park, "Aggie's Park", Lily Park, Ryan's Court and Kirk's Pond. Facilities include soccer fields, softball & baseball fields, tennis courts, batting cage & playscapes. Children can fish at Kirk's Pond & ice skating is allowed when the ice is safe.