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House Removals Andover
Located in the Test Valley is the scenic village of Andover. It’s pretty high street and narrow walkways date back to Saxon times and most of the buildings in the area date back to the 18th century. Andover was a popular stop-off destination for coaches and carts travelling to London, Southampton and Oxford.
Launched in 2007, Andover benefits from a partnership between local councils, organisations and businesses. The 20-year plan, The Andover Vision, aims to improve the lives of local people by targeting four main areas for improvement. Those areas are business and enterprise, education, health and wellbeing, and passionate participation. The vision has been behind popular events like the Christmas lights switch on, the Big Fest summer culture festival and food fayre.
Moving to Andover
Terraced properties are the big seller in Andover. With lots of families and property cheaper than neighbouring areas, it is an attractive place to set up home. Buyers can pick up a terraced property for an average of £209,158. Detached properties and semi’s aren’t far behind in popularity. Semi-detached homes are fetching around £246,437 and detached, £348,424.
The average property price in Andover is £248,155, which is cheaper than nearby Stockbridge, Whitchurch and Kings Somborne.
Moving to Andover couldn’t be easier. The Britannia Leatherbarrows Hampshire office is located on Macadam Way in Andover and can provide everything you need for a seamless move.
Schools in Andover
Andover has a plethora of educational facilities and is served by state, independent and special schools. Secondary education is provided by three state schools. John Hanson Community School, formerly Andover Grammar School, dates back to the 16th century and is the oldest school in the town. Harrow Way Community School is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, whereas Winton Community Academy is said to require improvement in some areas.
Rookwood school is an independent day and boarding school catering to pupils aged 3 to 16. Another local independent school is Farleigh School, a Catholic prep school.
There are a vast number of primary schools in Andover, with St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School and St Mary Bourne being those most popular and the two schools rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Transport Links Andover
Andover sits on the A303, allowing for easy access to junction 8 of the M3. This allows for a 25-minute drive to Basingstoke and Winchester, or half hour to Salisbury. There are also regular and quick train services to these towns from Andover railway station.
For those wanting access to London, there are two trains per hour and run directly to Waterloo in little over an hour.
The area has a number of local bus services, with routes covering all neighbouring villages and towns.