Living in Hart District 

Hart has come top in the Halifax Quality of Life Survey of the best places to live for 5 years in a row, from 2010 - 2015. With its open countryside and historic villages, such as Hartley Wintney and Odiham, the area scored well in almost all categories, such as its employment rate, health of its population, life expectancy and low crime rates.

Town & Parishes 

The Hart district has a wealth of outstanding countryside and open spaces for you to enjoy. Nestled throughout are a range of villages and towns for you to visit, all showcasing some lovely independent businesses and community life. The council's countryside services team manages many of North Hampshire's important nature reserves and wildlife areas.

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Leisure Actives 

Hart District Council’s Countryside Rangers manage many of North Hampshire’s important nature reserves and wildlife areas. Three locations are award winning Green flag sites, recognising that they are some of the best green spaces in the country. It is also seen as a way of encouraging others to achieve high environmental standards, setting a benchmark of excellence in recreational green areas. There are some excellent natural habitats to visit including heathlands, woodlands, wet meadows, marshes and Hampshire’s largest freshwater lake at Fleet Pond. 

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Hart has a range of primary and secondary schools located across the district. They are the responsibility of Hampshire County Council. For more information about education and learning in Hampshire, please visit Hampshire County Council learning section of their website. 


A list of schools can be found on Hampshire County Councils website by visiting Hampshire schools by area: Hart