Neighbourhoods within the north and central part of Hanwell include:

  • Birchwood Estates
  • Brookdale Subdivision
  • Brookdale Gardens
  • Deerwood Acres
  • Starlite Village
  • Somerset Park
  • Greer Subdivision
  • Cobblestone Estates
  • Eaglewood
  • Eagle Ridge

Towards the south, Yoho Lake has homes on the lakefront and a Scouts Canada Lodge.

Hanwell also has a large and growing industrial park with access to the Trans Canada Highway.