Overview of Andover
Hailed as the “Home of America,” Andover, Mass., is a diverse city with residents and cultural attractions from all over the world. Located 24 miles north of Boston, Andover is perfectly situated to enjoy the best rural and urban amenities in Massachusetts. Search for Andover apartments for rent and join more than 31,000 local residents who enjoy an easygoing lifestyle in New England.
Living in Andover, MA
The Great and General Court of Massachusetts first reserved the land around Lake Cochichewick for settlement in 1634. With a close proximity to the city of Salem and the Salem Witch Trials, Andover partook in the executions of the early 1690s. Massachusetts has the oldest public school system in the country, and today, Andover still places an importance on education. Local authorities are committed to offering a high level of community responsiveness, which fosters a sense of safety and security among local residents. Andover is a great place to raise a family in New England, as the city has many parks, quaint streets and a walkable downtown district. Andover apartments in West Andover, Main Street Andover and other local neighborhoods are sure to please.
Andover Attractions and Special Events
The Addison Gallery of American Art is one of Andover’s greatest attractions and houses one of the most comprehensive collections in the world. With approximately 12,000 installations and exhibitions, the Addison features works from the 18th century to present. The Ward Reservation is a hidden jewel right outside of Andover and offers exceptional hiking opportunities. More than 10 miles of trails can meet the needs of hikers at all skill levels and provide beautiful views at the paths’ summits. Andover is home to an annual Greek Festival that celebrates the Boston area’s Greek heritage. Attendees can enjoy traditional Greek food, music, dancing, markets, church tours and an exotic creature show.
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