About North Andover, MA
North Andover, MA. is located in Essex county and has a population of approximately 28,000 according to the 2010 census. North Andover is in the top 75 largest communities in Massachusetts with home prices among the highest in the state.
North Andover is a great place for families to consider. The town’s good public school system and large college-educated population of adults (over 50%) provide a culture focused on learning and education.
With fully 89.59% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, North Andover is well above the national average and decidedly a white-collar town. This is a town of professionals, sales jobs (13%), office workers (15%) and management (16%).
Geographically the town has a total area of about 28 square miles and lies south of the Merrimack River, which makes up part of its northwest boundary, along with the Shawsheen River. The northeast quadrant of town is home to Lake Cochichewick, which is also bordered by the Osgood Hill Reservation, Weir Hill Reservation and the Reas Pond Conservation Area. North Andover is home to its own Town Farm, its own small state forest, as well as portions of Harold Parker State Forest, Boxford State Forest and the Charles W. Ward Reservation.
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North Andover takes great pride in providing excellent education for more than 4,700 students. Outstanding public education is a top priority for the community, and the school budget comprises more than two-thirds of all town expenditures.
Dining and Shopping
North Andover has some great restaurants, from casual dining to elegant. You’ll find Burtons Grill, Bertuccis, The Loft Restaurant & Pub, Jaimes Restaurant, Buono Bistro, Chama Grill and many more. Some local coffee shops are Heavnly Donuts, Good Day Cafe, Dunkin Donuts and Perfectos Cafe. If you’re looking to grocery shop you can head over to Butcher Boy Market for fresh vegetables and fruit, a bakery with a variety of breads and pastries, and a 60 foot full-service meat counter.
Parks and Recreation
Nature, History, & Community are the pillars that support North Andover’s foundation. North Andover is a quintessential New England town with over 3,000 acres of open space, farmland, and farms (open to the public), historic places of interest, museums and more.
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Just 24 miles north of Boston, convenient to routes I-495 and I-93.