Oakhanger lies to the northeast of Selborne.  The  village is arranged around the main street with its Green, Church and Village Hall.  Oakhanger has a very active Community with events held in the village hall  throughout the year.  There is variety  of houses including pretty thatched cottages together with  a village pub, The Red Lion which is about to undergo a full restoration. There is also a selection of holiday accommodation available. To the south of the village there is a large space satellite tracking station although this is not open to the public.

Within the village are several flourishing businesses including  The Red Dog Art Gallery, the Chocolate Frog Cafe, a traditional Joinery as well as Oakhanger Farm Livery.  To the north of the village lies Shortheath Common  which  is a nature reserve and a  Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC) which  covers some 143 acres of heath, woodland, lake, pond  and bog. For further information on Shortheath Common click here.