Andover is ideally located just 20 miles north of Boston. This town has a quintessential New England look and feel. As a community committed to high-level and responsive services and dedicated open spaces for its residents as well as visitors and business travellers, Andover offers an historically strong real estate market that has been resistant to economic downturns.
This community of approximately 34,000 residents is 30 minutes to beaches, 20 minutes to the New Hampshire border and a short ride to visit the White Mountains of New Hampshire or a day trip to the Maine seashore. Equidistant to Boston's Logan International Airport and Manchester/Boston Regional Airport, as well as several exits to and from Rte 93 and 495, it is a business destination for a diverse mix of small and large businesses located in designated and commercially zoned areas.
Main Street and the center is a vibrant downtown offering a mix of retail, personal and professional services and dining establishments and is walk-friendly for shoppers and visitors. Downtown and the central business district is surrounded by residential neighborhoods. Streets are tree lined and include a mix of architectural styles and sizes ranging from small ranches and capes to turn of the century colonials, and contemporary styles. There are a limited number of multi family residences and rental housing supply is very small near downtown.
Andover has an area of 32 square miles with numerous neighborhoods to choose from. Homes sit on lots ranging 10,000 square feet to 1 acre in most areas of town. People attracted to Andover's location and active feeling will find neighborhoods to fit a variety of personal lifestyles. Its housing supply includes but is not limited to homes built in the 1920's, 1960's-1990's, luxury and executive sized/style homes, wooded as well as open lots.
Public schools consistently rank high and include kindergarten through 12th grade with one high school facility, three middle schools (grades 6-8), five elementary schools and an early childhood center. It is home to Greater Lawrence Regional Vocational High School. Phillips Academy's spectacular and culturally rich 550 acre campus flanks the center of town to the south and is a great asset to the community boasting Addison Gallery of Art, Kemper Auditorium and academic excellence for high school students from across the globe adding to the community's diversity.
Secondary Rtes 133, 125, 114 and 28 give a more scenic route and access to points north, south, east and west without highway travel. Surrounded by Tewksbury and Dracut to the west, North Reading and Wilmington to the south, North Andover to the east and the city of Lawrence to the north. Along with AVIS (Andover Village Improvement Society) Trail and open spaces, residents can enjoy golf courses, the Shawsheen River boating, or Harold Parker State Forest offering hiking, fishing and biking for plenty of options for outdoor enjoyment.
Andover is consistently a destination community for move-up buyers, luxury and executive homebuyers, relocating families, international buyers and young families looking for 'life just right' in the Boston area.
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