Andover

26 reviews
  1. Suburb of Boston, MA
NG
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    NG
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    NG
  4. Nightlife
    NG
  5. Good for Families
    NG
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    NG
  8. Weather
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
    NG
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    NG
  12. Commute
    NG
Suburb of
Boston

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$553,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,252
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    11
    37
  • Robbery
    9
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    63
    575
  • Theft
    611
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    257

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$125,321
National
$53,046
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

26 reviews
  • Excellent
    9
  • Very Good
    9
  • Average
    8
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
Having lived in Boston for most of my life I was scared to move to Andover, MA being 30 minutes away from Boston. Even though it is far away from the city (at least for me) it is really an amazing place to live. The people of Andover are extremely kind, the schools are amazing, and there is always something to do here. The town center is always full of people with shops that are warm, inviting, and unique.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
The cost of living is relatively high here, but I was able to receive a good education. The main reason my parents moved here was because of the excellent school system. The town offered a lot of recreational activities as well, through the schools and through the Andover Youth Services. I was able to join various sports teams throughout my time living here as well as different after school clubs and organizations. The downtown area is nice and has plenty of restaurants and clothing stores. This is where I grew up and where my father grew up, and I am very thankful for all of the close friends and connections I have made here throughout the past seventeen years. Although I have enjoyed my time living here, I would not choose to live here when I start living on my own or start my own family. Andover is a very affluent town with very minimal diversity. I believe that some people grow up somewhat sheltered in this town.
  • Niche User
  • July 27 2015
A nice community with a cute downtown, there are some shops and lots of food options. There is a variety of neighborhoods, downtown and more in the suburbs. There are nice trails, a park, a pond, a local youth center. A very nice community for families.
  • Current Resident
  • 1 month ago