23 miles north of Boston, Andover rivals Massachusetts’s capital city with its abundance of historical events and esteemed elegance. A foot-friendly town, Main Street is a close walk from most of the town’s schools and it offers a variety of stores, restaurants and a youth center. An American town to its core, Andover is the home of the respected Phillips Academy, attended by both President Bush’s, father and son. The icing on the cake: Samuel Francis Smith composed “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” otherwise known as “America,” in Andover in 1831. Try to get more patriotic than that!
LocationA town in Essex County, Massachusetts
DistanceA quick 1 hour drive from Boston, MA
Getting HereFollow I-93 N, and take exit 42 from I-93 N to Dascomb Rd in Andover
North Andover, MA —
My Home for over 25 Years
After living in North Andover for 25 years, I now have the pleasure to share some of my favorite and scenic places to enjoy in this fabulous family friendly town.
Enjoy a good workout at the many area gyms or hike up Weir Hill. After you can enjoy a stack of pancakes or lunch at Dominic’s, the best diner and also located at the local airport. Get my favorite fattoush salad! Each season brings something special at Smolack Farms. Apple picking, hayrides or cutting down a Christmas tree are seasonal favorites. Don’t forget to grab a famous homemade apple cider doughnut! There are a some places for dinner in North Andover as well. Charma Grill is one of the newest and if you have a great appetite you can feast all night on their delicious Brazilian barbeque or just enjoy a great cocktail with their awesome selection of appetizers.
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.