Served by a regular bus service, and with easy access to Seacourt park and ride and Oxford railway station, located on the busy A420 which leads into the city centre, Botley is well situated. An intimidating, modern church, a strikingly-recognisable emblem of this district, stands at the junction leading onto the Oxford ring road. Botley's convenient location also makes it easy to escape from the city. However, the junction is very congested during rush hour. Botley offers a mixture of accommodation, from period properties located in Old Botley, to 1930s detached and semi-detached housing in central Botley. Despite its popularity amongst professionals and semi-professionals, and its convenient location to the centre of the city, prices in this district are comparable to areas of East Oxford such as Headington. This may be due, in part, to the shabby appearance of some areas, most particularly the run-down and dated shopping centre. Located to the west of the city, Botley and neighbouring North Hinksey host Oxfords rugby and tennis clubs. For nature lovers, Port Meadow is to its north, and vast Bagley Wood to its south.
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