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

MLS Number 72544427

  • Single Family
  • Garage 2
  • Parking Spaces 4
  • Year Built 1880
  • Full Bath 1

Newly renovated starter home with a brand new roof, fresh paint, and updated kitchen! Sunlight-filled rooms featuring hardwood floors throughout, skylights, and convenient 1st floor laundry. Large two car garage with driveway, huge lot and yard to make it your own! Located in the historic Ballardvale neighborhood with highly rated school system, ease of access to rt 93, commuter rail station less than a mile away, and Pomp's Pond recreational area.

Listed by Daisy Wong of Commitment Realty Group

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8 Clark Road Andover MA 01810

Price$379,900

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MLS Number 72560593

  • Single Family
  • Garage 1
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 1891
  • Full Bath 1

Opportunity Knocks! Excellent opportunity to add value to this well located Colonial on a private and spacious corner lot near Ballardvale Center. With some TLC that is needed this home can become a solid investment. The first floor features an eat in kitchen, dining room with hardwood flooring, full bath and a spacious living room with bay window and hardwood floors. Upstairs you'll find 2 spacious bedrooms with built-ins plus half bath. Additional features include FHA heating, newer vinyl siding and windows, plus a one car detached garage. Easy access to commuter rail, commuter routes and schools makes this a smart purchase for a 1st time buyer or a great project to rehab.

Listed by The Carroll Group and Thomas Carroll of RE/MAX Partners

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9 Shepley Street Andover MA 01810
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MLS Number 72566421

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sat 21st 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Garage 2
  • Parking Spaces 5
  • Year Built 1923

Lovely sunny, updated 1920's colonial with new kitchen: honey cabinets, large pantry, gas stove & microwave (both with convection ovens), dishwasher, gorgeous white glass tile backsplash, granite countertops (both with lifetime seal), window overlooking rear yard, & door to yard. Vestibule with closet & shelving. Dining room with built in cabinet. Living room with gas fireplace and nearby coat closet. Both rooms have hardwood under carpet. Three bedrooms up with beautiful Douglas fir wood floors refinished this month. Two bedrooms have double closets. New bathroom with lovely wall tiles, rain shower & hand held wand in tub. Beautiful vanity with large sink & shelving to left of tub. Amenities: newer roofs:garage 2017, Pella windows, oversized 2 car garage with storage, 10 year boiler just serviced & cleaned, 2018 water heater. Move in and enjoy. Best value in Andover! More photos soon. Wonderful write up by Andover Historic Preservation about 9 Shepley Street on web.

Listed by Pamela Shea of Andrew Mitchell & Company - Natick

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75 Stevens Street Andover MA 01810

Price$424,900

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MLS Number 72563690

  • Single Family
  • Next Open House: Sun 22nd 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Parking Spaces 3
  • Year Built 1917
  • Full Bath 1

Turnkey 3 bedroom Cape Cod style home nestled on a high perch above Stevens Street. This meticulously maintained home features newer roof and windows, fresh paint (inside and out), and new energy-efficient heating/hot water system. Amenities include updated kitchen, first floor office, nicely sized living room with custom plantation blinds, first floor laundry and mudroom, plus an ideal heated sunroom with privacy that overlooks a gorgeous yard. Upstairs you'll find 3 spacious bedrooms, ample closet and storage space plus a travertine/glass tiled full bath. Space exists to expand half bath to a full bath. Three off-street parking spaces and two outdoor sheds. Easy access to highways, walking distance to commuter rail, downtown Andover, and nearby schools add to this home's appeal.

Listed by The Carroll Group and Thomas Carroll of RE/MAX Partners

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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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148 Shawsheen Road Andover MA 01810

Price$459,000

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MLS Number 72566671

  • Single Family
  • Garage 1
  • Parking Spaces 10
  • Year Built 1965
  • Full Bath 2

148 SHAWSHEEN ROAD IS IDEALLY LOCATED NEAR WEST MIDDLE, ANDOVER HIGH AND AVIS TRAILS. The home is quietly tucked off the road and buffered by conservation land allowing for ultimate privacy. This split entry home has substantial room for all and the open concept of the main floor is a sure surprise! The vaulted ceiling kitchen features cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, SS appliances and sliders to an expansive deck. A sun filled living room, 3 bedrooms and main bath complete the first floor. The lower level offers you a fabulous family room with sliders to the private yard, additional large bedroom with full window and closet, full bath with laundry and practical mudroom just off the garage! Brand new carpeting in the lower level! A GREAT HOME AND READY FOR YOU TO ENJOY!

Listed by Ann Marie Fogg of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Andover

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10 Samos Lane Andover MA 01810

Price$499,900

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MLS Number 72539767

  • Single Family
  • Garage 2
  • Parking Spaces 4
  • Year Built 1971
  • Full Bath 1

Wonderful opportunity to purchase a great home, cul de sac location, at an affordable price. This four bedroom 1.5 bath home has been lived in by the same family for 37 years. A wonderful layout & generous flow enables ease of entertaining. The front door awakens you to a large family room w/ bay window, wood burring fireplace,& hardwood flooring under the existing wall to wall carpeting. Adjacent to the family room is the formal living room w/ hardwood, preserved under carpeting. The Dining room allows quick access to oversized eat in kitchen w/ loads of cabinets & stainless steel appliances. Off the kitchen is a half bath on one end & a door leading to deck on other. The second floor offers a front to back master bedroom & three other bedrooms, all w/ good closet space. The main bath has been renovated w/ bead board, & jacuzzi tub. Hardwood under carpet throughout. Two car garage, heating system (4yr) and vinyl siding. Close to downtown Andover, shopping, schools & So. NH.

Listed by Deborah J. Douglass of RE/MAX Partners

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74 River Road Andover MA 01810

MLS Number 72554136

  • Single Family
  • Garage 2
  • Parking Spaces 6
  • Year Built 1949
  • Full Bath 2

If you need to commute to Boston, or if you need flexible space for extended family or home office, this may be a dream come true in Andover. This comfortable remodeled bungalow is not far from Rte. 93 and features additional living space above the detached garage/barn. The main house has a beautifully remodeled kitchen and bathroom, three bedrooms, hardwood floors, walk-in closets, plantation shutters, wood stove, and recent CENTRAL HEAT & AIR unit. And then there's the huge additional space above the garage with separate entrance, hardwood floors and 3/4 bath. The manicured grounds are lovely and will enchant any nature lover. All appliances stay. The house has been well maintained and is in wonderful condition.

Listed by Randy Hart of RE/MAX Partners

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18 Dale Street Andover MA 01810

Price$524,900

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MLS Number 72502071

  • Single Family
  • Garage 1
  • Parking Spaces 2
  • Year Built 2004
  • Full Bath 2

Originally a model unit, an end unit loaded with upgrades. One of the largest units in the Ballardvale Condominium complex with approximately 2400 sf. Oversized bedrooms. Master Bedroom adjacent to sitting room/study. Huge kitchen with 8' island opens to dining room and living room with gas fireplace (marble trim). Upgrades galore include hardwood floors, ceramic tile, plush carpeting, custom door casings, brush nickel hardware, custom closets, Kohler fixtures, and separate laundry room. Easy commute with Ballardvale T station in walking distance and only minutes to exit 42 on Rt. 93. Walk to local ice cream parlor, general store, playground, and Vail Reservation (offers great hiking trails and canoeing, adjacent to complex). Close to Pomp's Pond and center of town. Just move in and enjoy!

Listed by Pamela Lebowitz of RE/MAX Partners

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260 Beacon Street Andover MA 01810

Price$529,900

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MLS Number 72519850

  • Single Family
  • Garage 2
  • Parking Spaces 6
  • Year Built 1993
  • Full Bath 1

What a location, just minutes to RT 93 and Rt 495! Fabulous center entrance foyer leads to front-to-back living room. Formal dining room. Gleaming hardwood floors. Large eat-in Kitchen with plenty of counter space, leads to attached 2 car garage. First floor laundry and 1/2 bath with ceramic tile flooring. Three large bedrooms on second floor. Central Air. Walkout full basement. Extra outdoor space for your garden. So many great features!

Listed by Michelle D'Aoust of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty

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