education Hampshire

Living and working in Basingstoke & Deane

  • With ready access to London (just 45 minutes by train), Basingstoke is a fast paced, vibrant and modern town with varied amenities, set within stunning Hampshire countryside that includes Watership Down and Highclere Castle, the setting of ‘Downton Abbey ‘.

    Once you visit you’ll find it’s a place that you want to stay and build a successful future!

  • Basingstoke and Dean Landscape
  • More about the area

    With a great retail offer, exciting leisure facilities, a summer festival that brings together the best of arts and culture, a nationally respected concert hall and beautiful countryside all around – it’s a location that offers an appealing lifestyle.

    • Visit Hampshire (external link) has further information on the unmissable attractions in and around the area.

    • If you’re outside the area, you might want to see Hampshire County Council’s pages on Moving to Hampshire – the complete guide to information on the local area, including health, childcare and education.

  • Housing

    Help to Buy South sets out different schemes for low cost home ownership. They are designed to help people in different situations find lasting and affordable ways of entering the property market in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. More details and a buyer's guide can be found on their website.

    Homes to privately rent are usually advertised in local newspapers such as the Basingstoke Gazette or via local lettings agents.

    Further information, including on affordable housing preferred providers in the area, can be found at on Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council’s website.



Useful links

Moving to Hampshire

Visit Hampshire (external link)

Help to Buy South (external link)