The village and surrounds are geographically closer to Allentown and Bethlehem than to the Schuylkill County seat at Pottsville. Because of this, and its location on the Carbon County border, it is often seen as a suburb/exurb of the Lehigh Valley region.
The village is served by the 386 exchange in area code 570, however newer phone numbers are often assigned a number in the 610/484 area code.
Andreas is surrounded by slate quarries. Galen Glen Winery is located one mile north of the village and is included in the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail of the Lehigh Valley AVA.