Welcome to Andover, Massachusetts

Andover is a small city in Northern Massachusetts nestled between the city of Boston, the MA North Shore, and New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Its prime location and strong community have earned Andover Niche’s ranking of #1 Best Place to Live in Essex County, despite the fierce competition in the area. Being the home of Merrimack College, Andover houses a vibrant community of residents, which include students, working professionals, retirees, families and everything in between. The town prides itself on having a broad appeal and providing its community with ample recreation, business, and educational opportunities.

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Andover, MA Demographics

There is a wide variety of housing options available in Andover, ranging from high-end new construction homes to low-income rental properties. The housing market in Andover is typically very competitive due to the growing popularity of the area, so if you see a property you like, you better snatch it up fast. 

Population Stats

Population: 36,517
Median Household Income: $153,315
Median Age: 42.8 years

Housing Stats (July 2022)
Number of Homes Sold: 52
Median time on market: 16 days
Median sale price: $814,500

Things to Do in Andover, MA

Andover boasts a wide array of cultural attractions that attract visitors and keep residents entertained year round. Andover Recreation organizes events for residents of all ages and keeps the community active and involved. Real below to discover just some of the most well-loved places in Andover. 


La Rosa’s - Full-service Sicilian restaurant offering quick bites and sandwiches at their café, as well as creative entrees and signature cocktails in the main restaurant. 
Yella Grille - Modern Mediterranean dishes created by Lebanese chef Carlo Berdahn using fresh, locally sourced ingredients
Elm Square Oyster Co. -  Scratch kitchen restaurant that works with local fishermen, farmers, distillers, and brewers to serve the freshest seafood and seasonal dishes in town. 


Downtown Summer Music Series - Concert series hosted at the Park at Chestnut and Bartlett  Streets. Every Wednesday evening featuring seven artists over seven weeks from July-August.
Addison Gallery of American Art - Renowned collection of American art featuring 22,000 objects dating from the 18th century to modern day. Its free admission policy aims to provide equal access to education for students, teachers, and adults alike.


Pomps Pond - Encompasses 16 acres of Andover’s 62 acre recreation park. Features a sunbathing area, recreational swimming, picnic grounds, playgrounds, volleyball net, sailboat, canoe, and kayak rentals, bathrooms, showers, and a concession stand. Season passes are available for purchase by residents of Andover for June-August. 
Bay Circuit Trail - A 230 mile long rail trail and greenway that skirts the Boston area, linking the North and South shores. The BCT starts at the mouth of the Merrimack River and ends in Kingston bay, often following local trail networks marked with white blazes. The trails can be used for hiking, running, walking, and skiing.
Charles W. Ward Reservation - 15 miles of trails with stunning views of the 705 acre reservation. Andover’s section includes Holt Hill, the highest point in Essex County. 

Andover Schools

Andover is known for housing Phillips Academy, one of the oldest and most prestigious prep schools in the U.S. The town’s public schools are also highly regarded, which has made it a sought-after location for families with young children. Children in Andover’s public school district can expect to attend one of five elementary schools and one of three middle schools which funnel into the nationally-recognized Andover High School. 

Major Employers

Being less than an hour commute to Boston, Andover houses many commuters, although more people than ever are working from home. There exists a strong collection of small businesses right in town, but below are some larger companies that employ many residents of Andover. 

Merrimack College
Prudential Insurance


To Downtown Boston
Distance: 24.6 miles via I-93 S
Public Transportation: 55 minutes
Drive: 42 minutes

To Logan Airport
Distance: 26.9 miles via I-93 S
Drive: 34 minutes
Public Transportation: 1 hour 44 minutes