About This Place
Oxford is a village in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 3,436 at the 2010 census. The village is located within Oxford Charter Township. The village occupies one square mile and is both politically and geographically a part of the township. The village calls itself sister city to Oxford, England. Oxford is located roughly 30 miles (48 km) from Flint and 40 miles (64 km) from Detroit.
The village center consists of shops, restaurants, and taverns stretching for two blocks. Notable establishments that have made cultural contributions to Oxford are the North Oakland Historical Museum, which showcases some of the region's history, Williams Art Glass Studio, the Ox Bar and Grill, Sweet and Savory Bake Shop and Choo Choo's Chocolate. Local happenings such as athletic events, downtown fairs, scarecrow competitions, school plays, and concerts garner a large turnout throughout the year and are reported in the weekly newspaper of record since 1898, The Oxford Leader.
The area's public high school, Oxford High School, was newly expanded in 2003-2004 and now holds the title of the largest single-floor high school in the state of Michigan.