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  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Andover is a suburb of Boston with a population of 35,609. Andover is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Andover offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Andover there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Residents of Andover tend to be liberal. The public schools in Andover are highly rated.
About Andover...
Population
35,609

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$608,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,515
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Andover Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    5.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    11
    40.7
  • Robbery
    2.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    74.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    382.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    19.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Andover

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$148,125
National
$55,322
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Andover Reviews

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Andover is a great town with many friendly people, great public schools, and plenty of resources. There is a downtown area with many restaurants, places to workout, and shops. There is also a park and many events that go on here!
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I have lived in Andover for nearly 15 years now. People say its boring? If you are a family, they have events in the park for the kids, craft fairs, etc. Heck, they even have a farmers market. You are next door to Boston, so if you want to see a game, concert, etc.. its not difficult to find the entertainment you or your family would want. The police are great, they respond to every call. As for minorities, was anybody aware that they have the largest Indian population in the state or at least the largest Hindu temple. Philips academy has a very diverse group that will grow up, succeed and probably want to live here and yes, things are costly. Walking down the street is safe, is that wrong? I understand it might cost more then other places, the people here tend to take care of things or are concerned about their neighborhood. Don't be jealous.
I grew up in Andover. It is a beautiful town with lots of charm! The public schools are very good, though competitive. I would say that I really liked 99% of my teacher and thought that they really cared about their students. I liked my college counselor at the HS, but I don't think I got that much attention since they just have so many students. HS sports are very political, though it is likely the same everywhere else. There is a nice downtown, but I would say the town has more of a driving culture. The town is very safe. The police are very friendly and I never felt unsafe living here. Neighbors tend to be very friendly as well!