New England sensibility, small-town charm and a warm, welcoming personality are just some of the reasons why Hanover is one of the fastest-growing communities in Massachusetts. Conveniently located near the metropolis of Boston and the historical area of Plymouth Rock, residents seeking Hanover apartments for rent can enjoy all the amenities of a large city nearby, but still bask in the rich history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. There are nearly 1,000 businesses, many of them being mom-and-pop establishments that showcase the importance of small business in the community. According to City-Data, many Massachusetts residents are attracted to the area, as Hanover has seen a 7 percent increase in population from 2000 to 2010.
Like many other communities in New England, Hanover is one of the oldest in the country, seeing its beginnings as early as the 1600s. Because of its ideal location on the North River, the city quickly grew due to easy access for commerce and transport. Their access to the river gave rise to many industries in milling, lumber and later water-powered rubber mill factories, bringing many workers into the area. Although the factories are now gone and Hanover is now mostly a residential community, the city is nonetheless thriving. According to City-Data, Hanover is home to more than 14,000 residents, many of them commuters to the Boston area.
Hanover is a very active community, and that could not be evidenced more by their many parks and recreational opportunities. Even though the community may be small, the city is home to eight parks, outdoor facilities and conservation efforts. Hanover is also home to 30 trails that stretch all over the town, showcasing the beauty of New England's landscapes.
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