Situated at the top of Headington Hill overlooking the City in the Thames Valley below, Headington offers a number of shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants as well as hosting the main campus of Oxford Brookes University, Ruskin College and the city's main hospitals; the John Radcliffe, Nuffield and Churchill. Notwithstanding its proximity to the City Centre, Headington is home to a number of green spaces, namely Headington Hill and Bury Knowle parks, as well as nearby Shotover Hill. Notable residents of Headington have included J.R.R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. The area offers some lovely addresses in which to live, from the atmospheric charm of Old Headington to the leafy almost rural lanes of Harberton Mead, Jackstraws Lane and Pullens Lane. Its independent schools, namely Rye St Antony and Headington School for girls attract national and international property buyers alike.