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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$448,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,392
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$102,008
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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I've lived in North Andover for 15 of my 17 years of life, and I think that it's a relatively safe place to raise your kids in. I haven't gotten into too much trouble- granted, this town doesn't have too much to do. There aren't many restaurants around that are amazing- a lot of sub shops and Dunkin' Donuts, sure, but not many real sit-down restaurants. The schools are really nice and modern, especially the high school.
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North Andover is a well-organised city with great schools like Merrimack college. This college has brought a lot of international students from across the world and in addition helped to improve small, medium and large businesses within the area. On the other hand, North Andover does not have a good transportation system as you will have to own a car or use a private taxi service (Uber) to enable move around. This system cannot be afforded by all, including students. I would want the transportation system to improve so that people can move freely and also come into North Andover without any transportation restrictions.
In terms of safety and suburban feel this town is great. However in terms of feeling a sense of belonging being an Asian American minority there are much better communities that I feel more situated in, for instance Boston. The education system in North Andover I am very appreciative of however because it has challenged me and once I went to college looking back it has allowed me to see how important my education is and the educators pushed me to work harder than just simply pass a class. Compared to the city this town offers a smaller amount of activities to do and less of an open minded community which is what this town needs to grow and work to become like the diverse community in Boston.