Andover Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Andover, MA
Andover is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. It was incorporated in 1646. It is part of the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts-New Hampshire metropolitan statistical area, and is a suburb of Lawrence.
In 1634, the Great and General Court of Massachusetts set aside a portion of land in what is now Essex County for an inland plantation, including parts of what is now Andover, North Andover and South Lawrence. Early colonists, in order to encourage settlement, were offered three years of immunity from taxes, levies and services (except military service). The first permanent settlement in the Andover area was established in 1641 by John Woodbridge and a group of settlers from Newbury and Ipswich.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 32.1 square miles, of which, 31.0 square miles is land and 1.1 square miles (3.49%) is water. Significant water areas include the Shawsheen River and Haggetts Pond, located in west Andover, which serves as the town's reservoir.
As of the 2010 census, there were 33,201 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 cenus there were 11,305 households, and 8,490 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,007.8 people per square mile. There were 11,590 housing units at an average density of 373.8 persons/sq mi.
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