YOU can be born in Andover, receive medical care, and can in the fullness of time, choose to have your forever resting place here.

You can be educated from nursery age, right through to sixth form. You can arrive by car, taxi, bus or train but unfortunately, Andover does not have an airport and the nearest would-be Eastleigh or Southampton. You can have your leisure needs catered for, and if you’re hungry there are many places to eat, sit, or dine alfresco.

Should you need party balloons, fireworks, freshly baked bread and cakes, Andover can deal with that. We have churches for every kind of denomination right here in our town.

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Should you wish to go to the cinema, theatre, or play tenpin bowling, Andover will accommodate you. Andover has many gyms and sports fields, indeed there isn’t a hobby or sport you cannot find a club for close by.

Our supermarkets cater for all purse strings. When closed, convenience stores are placed within easy reach of every part of our town. Andover has chiropractors, opticians, dentists, doctors, listening counsellors, grief counsellors, chiropodists, sport massage specialists, book shops, nail technicians, hairdressers, barbers and beauticians. These professionals and many more besides, are on standby waiting to be of service to you and I.

Need help getting about? you can hire, or purchase, motorized scooters, or make use of stagecoach buses all equipped to accommodate less abled passengers.

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We have police, ambulance, and fire stations, a hospital, medical centres, Andover Cenotaph, memorial gardens, a crematorium, cemeteries, computer specialists, hospices, nursing homes, a museum, motels, hotels, guest houses, children's playgrounds, parks, lakes, crisis centre, estate agents, employment agencies, travel agents, banks, building societies, accountants, insurance brokers, solicitors, financial advisors garages, petrol stations, car washing facilities, swimming pool, skateboard park, DIY specialists, cycle shops, pet shops, record shops, jewellers, firework specialists, tattoo parlours, print shops, perfume specialists, charity shops, newsagents, picture framing shops, mobile shops, markets, nature reserves, shoe shops, TK Maxx, Halfords and Curry's.

You can get carpets, tiles, furniture, white goods, tyres, shoes, clothes, arts and craft supplies, building supplies, garden furniture, ornaments for your home, paint, plants, flowers, cards and postage. Additionally, we have a hard-working multicultural population that has grown alongside us, not only contributing to our economy but bringing a happy continental flavour to our town.