Cosmopolitan Massachusetts Since 1641

Enriched by its history, nature and community, this town proudly adorns and supports its motto: "Home of America." Andover has wound its way from past to present in a manner that provides visitors and residents with ample industry and rural charm.

History of the town of Andover

Andover was first established by a group of Newbury and Ipswich residents in 1641. The town was officially named Andover in May of 1646. It is believed to be named after Andover, England, where some of the first residents of Andover came from. Andover’s history can be summed up in about 7 words, “the Hill, the Mill and the Till,” which represented the jobs residents of Andover had. The academics area was known as the Hill, the location along the Shawsheen River is where you would find your companies, known as the Mill, and the Till had an estimated 75 farms all over town.

"The trails are open year-round and daily from 8am to sunset."

Andover was a small New England town up until the 20th century when highways, commuters, town services and education came about. Several of Andover’s town farms had been given up to housing and industrial developments such as businesses like, Raytheon, Gillette, Hewlett-Packard and many more.
As much as Andover has changed to a more “cosmopolitan look,” since founded in 1641, the town has still kept some of its historical charm found in some of its buildings and homes.

"You can grab a rocking chair and enjoy the nice farmer’s porch."

Town Market Andover

After a nice day out exploring the reservation, you can finish off your day with nice refreshments at the NEWER Andover Town Market over on South Main Street.
They offer prepared foods and sandwiches, local farm products, craft beer and wine, coffee, tea, bakery goods and ice cream!
There is a wonderful café to sit inside by the fireplace, a large patio outdoors or you can grab a rocking chair and enjoy the nice farmer’s porch.
While you’re there, don’t forget to inquire about the other services the town market has to offer!

Featured Listings

90 Ballard Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT PRICE, RIGHT NOW, Ideal location just a short distance to shopping, commuter routes, schools and more. Step thru the leaded glass door into this lovely cape featuring a spacious living room with fireplace and built in bookcases, a dining room that opens to a newly remodeled kitchen with quartz counters, SS appliances and upgraded cabinetry. Note the 1st floor office/3rd bedroom with abundant closet space and potential for a 3/4 bath addition. (See floor plans in MLS attachments) Step down to the family room (with built-in grill) & sliders to the great backyard The upstairs has 2 bedrooms with a connecting closet and a full bath ready for your personal updating. The lower level has a laundry area, garage and access to a storage area. Recent improvements included new updated electric, newer roof, remodeled kitchen, See MLS attachments for Relocation requirements when submitting an offer. OFFERS DUE TUES, APR. 11TH BY 6 PM; RESPONSE BY 6 PM APR. 12TH.

183 Lowell Street, Andover, MA 01810

THE STONE COTTAGE AT WEST PARISH with the beautiful addition (1993) is for sale. Rare offering of The Phelps House, certified award winning historic home ideally located near town, schools, and commuter rails/roads. The Stone Cottage c1846 offers charm and character with its wide pine floors, wood burning fireplace, cupboards & closets. The addition c1993 offers a newer cherry kitchen with granite & a marble baking counter, SS appliances, wide pine floors, separate dining area and cozy family room area with wood stove. Note the Sunroom addition and master bedroom with 2 walk in closets, a master bath with jetted tub, separate shower and skylight. The brick paver driveway leads to a two car garage. Invite your friends for a party in the private garden featuring many perennials, a storage shed and a herb planting area. Pets will enjoy the fenced backyard. This is a wonderful house boasting the best of old blended with new. Don't miss this opportunity! Open Sunday 1-3 March 19th.

9 Lovejoy Road, Andover, MA 01810

NEW CONSTRUCTION! The address and location you have been waiting for. Sited on a beautiful level lot close to town center, commuter routes and schools, this 4000 +/- 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath Jeffco built colonial offers quality construction and fine details throughout. The inviting open floor plan transcends time. You won't get tired of the amazing custom kitchen opening to a spacious fireplaces family room. Relax in the oversized master bedroom by the fireplace or the spa-like bath with tub, shower and double vanity. Three additional bedrooms with bath and laundry complete the 2nd floor. Walk-up to a third floor 5th bedroom/guest suite/playroom. The three car attached garage provides easy access. Features include Hardi-plank siding, Azek Trim, in-ground irrigation, central AC and more (see MLS attachments for specs, plot plan, and floor plan). Call today to schedule your private viewing of this EXCEPTIONAL HOME. Interior photos are samples/facsimiles.

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