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Living in Hook
The small town of Hook, in Hampshire, is located just off junction 5 off the M3 motorway, and just over 6 miles from the popular town and business hub of Basingstoke. The M3 is a direct motorway into central London or down to Southampton, making Hook the ultimate location to buy a home if you’re commuting to work.
With safe, well signposted country roads, the small town is easy to navigate, and currently has a population of under 10,000 residents. Housing several residential areas, a local supermarket, luxury hotels, pubs and restaurants nearby and more, Hook is a great place to live if you’re looking to get away from living in the hustle and bustle of a busy town. Within a 15 minute drive from Hook you could be shopping in Basingstoke or walking around the country market town of Odiham, or just a little further on you’ll find the market town of Farnham. You’ve also got the beautiful market town of Hartley Wintney on your doorstep oozing character, charm and some fantastic antique shops. Hook is a wonderful place to buy a property whether you’re single, a couple, a couple with children or an older couple looking for a safe, quiet place to call home.
Transport in Hook
Hook train station, located on Station Road, serves a direct route into London Waterloo; ideal for city commuters wishing to move out of the capital. Train lines from Hook also serve local Hampshire and Surrey towns, along with routes down to the south.
There are a few bus routes that travel in and out of Hook, serving RAF Odiham, Basingstoke and Alton, with indirect routes travelling as far as Liphook. Plus, being situated so close to the M3 gives Hook the advantage of having an easy run to Heathrow Airport, whether you travel frequently for business, or pleasure. There are several taxi firms in Hook, so if you plan on moving to the town but don’t wish to pay the cost of owning a car, you’ll be sure to find a reliable taxi firm to take you to and from your chosen location.
If you love to cycle then Hook has great access to cycle routes to follow, taking you into the glorious Hampshire countryside.
Things to do in Hook
Hook town centre itself comprises of a small high street with local amenities. A Tesco supermarket and petrol station along with a handful of country pubs ensure that you never have far to travel if you’re in need of food or fuel. If you want to be part of the Hook community, why not get involved and join the Parish Council to see how you can help improve and communicate with the locals.
As Hook is so close to Basingstoke, you’ll only ever be a short drive or train ride away from brand name shops, the cinema, popular eateries, entertainment for kids and more. Not forgetting the easy to access retail parks, craft centres and other exciting ideas to keep you busy.
Travelling a short distance to Odiham, Hartley Wintney or Farnham will give you access to independent shops, cafes, boutique hotels, local banks, larger train stations and access to the A31 into Guildford or the A3 in to London, connecting with the M25 en-route to Gatwick Airport.
Working in Hook
Hook is home to a large, modern business park called Bartley Wood. Located under a mile from the M3 motorway, the popular business park is the base of Virgin Media, the UK’s largest cable television provider. In Hook you’ll also find business bases for computer giants Hewlett Packard, Serco, who outsource and operate transport and traffic control, military weapons, detention centres, aviation, schools and prisons. The computer technology company Lenovo have an main office in Hook, as do Trimble Navigation and the well known BMW Group Financial Services operation. Flextech (Travel Channel) Ltd. are based in Hook, along with a multitude of other small, local and independent businesses.
If you’re looking to re-locate your home outside of London in hope of finding work locally, you won’t be far from Basingstoke or Southampton; towns that are home to numerous blue chip businesses and one of the UK biggest and busiest ports.