Andover, MA

Andover is located on the banks of the Merrimack River and  is bordered on the north by the cities of Lawrence and Methuen, on the east by the town of North Andover, on the south by the towns of North Reading and Wilmington, and on the west by the towns of Tewksbury and Dracut.

Located in Essex County in the northeastern part of Massachusetts, approximately 23 miles north of Boston.  Andover is bisected by two major highway systems, Routes 93 and 495, and a number of secondary roadways including Routes 28, 133, 114 and 125. Public transportation is available via two commuter rail service stations from Andover to the metropolitan Boston area provided by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, and a regional bus service provided by the Merrimack Valley Transit Authority. Andover has two stops, Ballardvale and Andover along the Haverhill/Reading Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail, providing rail service from Haverhill to Boston's North Station.

Andover was originally settled in 1636 under the Native American name of Cochichawicke, a local waterway. The community was incorporated in 1646 as the Town of Andover, named after a town in England where many of its settlers had come from.

From the earliest days of the town, manufacturing has played a major part in its development. The region's first powder mill was established in 1775; the manufacture of paper began in 1789; and in the early nineteenth century, several woolen mills prospered. While all of these early forms of manufacturing have since moved away, Andover continues to attract major modern industries.

Andover is known the world over for being the home of one of the oldest and most prestigious independent secondary “prep” schools in the U.S. – Phillips Academy. Founded in 1770 by Samuel Phillips, the school today has an enrollment of approximately 1,100 students. Phillips Academy alumni include such notables as former President George Bush, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock, former Yale President and baseball Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti, and former Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Oliver Wendall Holmes Jr.

 

Andover is known for its forward thinking government, committed to quality, responsiveness, and service. The Town’s governing charter was enacted by the Legislature in 1956, and amended in 1974. The Charter authorizes an open town meeting-board of selectmen-town manager form of government. The Town is overseen by an elected five-member Board of Selectmen, and is administered by an appointed professional Town Manager, who also oversees approximately 20 departments and divisions. Andover’s public schools are overseen by an elected five-member School Committee, and administered by an appointed professional Superintendent. There are also various appointed boards and committees which have specific responsibilities concerning various aspects of town governance. Town Meeting, which is generally unique to New England, serves as Andover’s legislative body. It offers all registered voters of the community the opportunity to participate in the major decisions of the Town. Town Meeting is facilitated by an elected Town Moderator, who also responsible for appointing a nine-member Finance Committee, which in turn is responsible for advising Town Meeting on all matters brought before it.

The Town of Andover provides a full array of high-quality services to the general public, including: full-time police and fire protection; schools for grades kindergarten through 12 (one early childhood, five elementary, three middle, one senior high, and one reg. voc. tech. high); solid waste disposal and recycling; street maintenance and snow removal; public health and natural resource protection; elder, youth and veterans services; a full service library; and various parks, playgrounds, conservation lands, and recreational programs. The Town also operates its own water supply, purification, and distribution system; and provides sanitary waste disposal via connections to a regional treatment facility. During the summer months the Town operates Pomp’s Pond, a family and youth oriented recreation area located off Abbott Street, which includes recreational and instructional swimming; shaded picnic tables; boat rentals; volleyball; and a children’s playground. The Town of Andover is committed to a high degree of community responsiveness; providing high quality services to its citizens, and conducting all of its affairs in a professional manner.

Andover is home to businesses of all sizes. The town is known for its vibrant and diversified local economy. With its major intersecting highways, busy rail-line, and proximity to international airports in Boston and Manchester, Andover is a true business “cross roads.” The town offers several industrial parks, a thriving downtown central business district, and a number of mixed use commercial areas. Andover is a highly sought after location for large companies representing major industries, including those involved in defense contracting, computer hardware and software, biotech, and medical products. Andover’s ten largest commercial/industrial employers are Raytheon, Philips Electronics, Wyeth BioPharma, Putnam Investments, Vicor, Verizon, Compaq, Gillette, Smith-Nephew, and Comverse Network Systems. There are approximately 259 acres of developable commercial and industrial land remaining in town, as well as significant office space rental opportunities, suitable for accommodating almost any business need.

Widely regarded for its high quality schools and community spirit, Andover has evolved into a highly desirable community. In addition to offering a full range of housing options, from high-end single family homes, to low to moderate income rental and ownership opportunities, Andover’s real estate market has been historically strong and resistant to economic downturns. The community's physical proximity to Boston, the Massachusetts seashore, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, along with excellent major highway access, all contribute to its broad appeal. Andover’s unique combination of physical, economic, governmental and social attributes create a highly desirable community for residents, businesses, and visitors alike.

 

43 BANNISTER Road Andover MA 01810

Price$339,900

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MLS Number 72433236

  • Single Family
  • Garage 2
  • Parking Spaces 4
  • Year Built 1900
  • Full Bath 1

Sunlight filled in this cute and cozy two bedroom house which is conveniently located in historic ballardvale neighborhood. Relax nearby at pomp's pond area with jogging, biking paths, beach and swimming, and an available golf court. Easy highway access to commuter rail station less than a mile away. Inside features hardwood floors throughout, skylights, laundry on first floor. Updated kitchen, electrical, and hot water systems. Two car garage and a large backyard. Low basement ceiling is only for storage of heating and hot water systems. All prospective buyers please drive by and take a look outside before scheduling a showing. (do not disturb the tenants).

Listed by Daisy Wong of Commitment Realty Group

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287 N Main Street Andover MA 01810

Price$409,900

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MLS Number 72502398

  • Single Family
  • Garage 1
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1949
  • Full Bath 2

Quintessential New England cape will make you want to move right in! Enjoy summer evenings on the new back patio with views of the Shawsheen River. Located in the heart of Andover's Shawsheen Village neighborhood, this house has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths as well as a dining room, newer kitchen with eat-in area and a new brick walkway in 2018! The house has been lovingly cared for by the owner and improvements include updated kitchen, new windows and doors, new brick walkway and exterior stairs and so much more! GREAT LOCATION near the center of Andover and all that is has to offer. Perfect for commuting to the city, close to highway and only minutes from the commuter rail. A must see for sure!

Listed by The Kehoe Team of Keller Williams Realty North Central

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459 S Main Street Andover MA 01810

Price$419,900

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MLS Number 72501656

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 4
  • Year Built 1907
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 2

A PIECE OF HISTORY WITH ALL ITS CHARM OF YESTERYEAR, BUT TODAY'S UPDATES! This CHARMING 3 Bed/1.5 Bath Colonial is Located Moments Away from Phillips Academy & Downtown Andover! Amazing Backyard for your family to enjoy all outdoor activities! It's not often a Pristine Home comes available in Andover at this Fantastic Price! This home will not be on the market long! Schedule a showing so you don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to purchase a property that you will love to call your home!

Listed by Lillian Montalto of Lillian Montalto Signature Properties

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6 Gray Road Andover MA 01810

Price$449,000

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MLS Number 72501756

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 3
  • Year Built 1957
  • Full Bath 2
  • Bathroom 2

Beautiful updated Cape on a professionally landscaped lot! This charming home greets you with gleaming hardwood floors, elegant moldings, and an open floor plan. A large fireplace and mantle is the centerpiece of the living room that flows nicely into the modern kitchen boasting SS appliances, attractive stone counters, white subway tile back splash, crisp white cabinets, and a dining area. Chair rail accents the formal dining room that is open to a cozy sitting room. A convenient full bathroom completes the main level. Upstairs are two generous bedrooms and an adjacent half bathroom. Enjoy outdoor living on the sprawling green yard with a storage shed. Near Rte 125 with easy access to highways, shopping, restaurants and Harold Parker State Forest. Move right into this lovely home set in a peaceful natural setting!

Listed by Shane Small and Allister Booth of Redfin Corp.

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3 Ferndale Avenue Andover MA 01810

MLS Number 72481551

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Village Shawsheen
  • Year Built 1914
  • Full Bath 2

Charming commuter friendly Shawsheen Heights Bungalow with master bath. Updates include contemporary color palette, den fireplace surround and flooring, 1st floor bathroom as well as new heating system. This West School district home features stainless steel appliances in newer kitchen that features a spacious eating area, mudroom, and a separate dining room. The second floor features 3 well proportioned bedrooms with the master having its own 3/4 bath. Comfortable outdoor space for entertaining and a quiet street close to the Shawsheen school and playground. This is a great opportunity to get into Andover under $500K with a home that will serve you well for years to come. Updates include: Replacement windows (2018), gas fireplace (2019), gas stove (2019), first floor bathroom (2019)

Listed by D. Leigh Dean of William Raveis R.E. & Home Services

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8 Dufton Road Andover MA 01810

Price$469,900

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MLS Number 72487857

  • Single Family
  • Garage 2
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1916
  • Full Bath 1

Wonderful Colonial with lots to offer in desirable Shawsheen Village! High ceilings, loads of natural light and stained glass windows adorn this great home. First floor has a large gracious hallway upon entry. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout with a well appointed living room and dining room separated by pocket doors. Kitchen is large and equipped with updated appliances. Large mudroom off the side door is perfect for coats, shoes and everything that needs a 'spot.' Upstairs has three good sized bedrooms with built-ins and more hardwood floors. Many recent updates to this home include a new roof, siding, windows, furnace and insulation. (Please see a complete list of updates on the paperclip.) This home offers all of this while being accessible to downtown Andover, commuter rail, MVRTA bus/Boston commuter bus, routes 495 and 93, the Andover YMCA, Penguin Park, fields, parks and more. All of this plus a BONUS 2 car attached garage with expansion possibilities! Welcome home!

Listed by Debbie Carusi of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Andover

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38A Maple Avenue Andover MA 01810

Price$474,900

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MLS Number 72500862

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 4
  • Year Built 1896
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 2

In-town Andover living at its best! Wonderful opportunity to own in a highly sought after location. Enjoy walking downtown to Main Street in minutes. This townhouse has been extremely well maintained. Features include 3 levels of living space. There are four spacious bedrooms, one and a half baths. Gorgeous kitchen with custom cabinets, granite counter tops, and tile flooring. The first floor also includes a formal dining room with gleaming wood flooring, living room with wall to wall, as well as a half bath, and also a first floor laundry closet. New heating system and a new on demand hot water system. There is ample parking, and exclusive rights to a nicely landscaped yard. All of this in a great neighborhood just a few blocks from the center of town. Enjoy shopping and dining year round! A must see!

Listed by Angela McCarthy of Century 21 McLennan & Company

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79 Chestnut Andover MA 01810

Price$489,000

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MLS Number 72502480

  • Single Family
  • Garage 1
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1926
  • Full Bath 2

LOCATION AND LIFESTYLE...Absolutely gorgeous completely renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium in the heart of downtown Andover- WALK TO TOWN! This first floor unit has everything you could want in a home, down to the last detail! The over-sized kitchen with center island has seating for 3, granite countertops and Thermador stainless appliances. The open dining room and living room has a stone gas fireplace, large bay window with stained glass and is perfect for entertaining family and friends. The huge master has double closets and private bath with walk in shower. The 2nd bedroom and full bath with tub complete the layout. Washer/dryer hookups in basement exclusively for 1st floor unit. Deeded parking space in detached garage. Landscaped yard with irrigation to enjoy the outdoors. Hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, custom cafe shutters and blinds throughout, 3 mini-split air conditioning/heat systems, Mass Saves Energy full insulation and new basement windows! A Must See!

Listed by Kara Ross of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Andover

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16 Marland Street Andover MA 01810

Price$499,999

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MLS Number 72469221

  • Single Family
  • Parking Spaces 3
  • Year Built 1917
  • Full Bath 1
  • Bathroom 2

Beautiful energy efficient home with many updates! Nothing to do but move in! Quick access to 93 and walking distance to the Ballardvale train station. Completely remodeled kitchen with beautiful shaker style cabinets and granite countertops. Three bedrooms upstairs with hardwood floors. Master bedroom will accommodate a king sized bed. Many upgrades done throughout home including: Electrical, Navien Tankless Heating system, Mitsubishi Split Pump AC as well as insulation throughout the entire home. Sliding glass doors leading to a deck that overlooks a private backyard. Whirlpool Washer and Dryer included with the home, along with a brand new Generac generator that has never been used. Clean, dry and spacious basement which allows for lots of storage, coupled with an attached shed off the back of the house. Beautiful, large, flat lot that would be perfect for an addition or just simply enjoying a the great spacious yard!

Listed by Jason Barbieri of Weichert Realtors - Revolution

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2 Washington Avenue Andover MA 01810

Price$529,900

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MLS Number 72485491

  • Single Family
  • Garage 2
  • Parking Spaces 8
  • Year Built 1940
  • Full Bath 1

Are you looking for a home in Andover, that is a short walk to downtown? This charming Cape is the one you have been waiting for! Step inside the entry that leads you right into a large front to back living room with gleaming hardwood floors and a quaint private office space with beautiful views of the backyard. The large dining room has a built in corner hutch that awaits you. You can't look past this home's character! Along with the kitchen there is a first floor bedroom and half bath. Wander upstairs to find two large bedrooms with a built in dresser and plenty of closet space. The updated full bath completes the upstairs. This home has newer windows that allow an ample amount of natural light and a new (3 yr.) high efficiency furnace. Enjoy cookouts or summer nights in the spacious shaded backyard. Hang up your car key and make this Cape your home!

Listed by Lynda Tobasco Whitty and Paige Marquis of Century 21 North East

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