Community Information in the Andover Area

Community Information in the Andover Area

Town Essence:

Andover is a suburban community on the cutting edge of advances in high technology and education. While the town is home to big-name companies like Raytheon Corporation, Smith & Nephew, Wyeth, Phillips Medical, Verizon, Straumann and the world-renowned educational facility, Phillips Academy, Andover achieves a small town atmosphere with its campus-like setting and great down town shopping area. Its residential neighborhoods are an eclectic mix of architectural styles from 17th century farmhouses and the Victorian mansions of 19th century textile barons to a variety of 20th century single family residences.

Situated at the intersection of routes 495 and 93, Andover is just 20 miles north of Boston and close to the New Hampshire border. The MBTA commuter rail and a commuter bus make the residential towna convenient option for commuters to Boston. Anodver's location along the banks of the Shawsheen and Merrimack Rivers and bordering the 3,000 acrea Harold Parker State Forest offers it residents many recreational opportunities. Several local conservation groups have saved thousands of acres of wilderness for hiking and cross country skiing. A public bathing beach on Pomp's Pond and several supervised public playgrounds are open in summer. This town has two 18 ols golf courses, an active YMCA and many tennis facilities, both public and private.

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Utility Connections:
Baystate Gas: 800.677.5052
Mass Electric: 888.322.3223
Water Department: 978.623.8390
Verizon: 800.870.9999
Comcast: 888.633.4266