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Andover at a Glance

Rich History

Andover was settled beginning in the early 1700s. It was incorporated a century later in 1848.

Beautiful Scenery

Several streams run through Andover, including the Hop River, Burnap Brook, and Skungamaug River.


Andover's climate is like the rest of New England: winter lows can reach 0 degrees Fahrenheit, while summer highs can exceed 90 degrees.

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Andover Quick Facts

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Quick Facts

Population (2013): 3,303
Population Growth Since 2000: +8.8%
Zip Code: 06232
Mean Home Price (2013): $257,800
Local Government: Town of Andover
Schools: Andover Elementary, RHAM Middle, RHAM High


Travel & Commute

Hartford, CT: 20 mi.
Bradley International Airport (BDL): 31 mi.
Major Roads: Route 6

What Life is Like in Andover

Andover is a tightly knit community that offers a variety of recreational amenities. Since the community is close to parks and preserves like Nathan Hale State Forest and Doris Chamberlain Nature, residents enjoy activities like swimming, boating, fishing, hiking.

Spotlights of Andover

Andover Lake

Perhaps the greatest recreational amenity that Andover has to offer is Andover Lake. This 155-acre private lake, which was created in 1927, offers plenty of recreational amenities to its members, including swimming, boating, fishing and other water activities.

Hop River State Park Trail

Passing through Andover is the Hop River State Park Trail, a 6-mile gravel and compact earth trail that is part of the 3,000 mile East Coast Greenway. It connects the Bolton portion of the trail way system with the Columbia portion at the town lines. It passes through Andover along Route 6, providing residents with opportunities for walking, bicycling, and equestrian uses.

Andover's Historical Sites

Since Andover can trace its history back centuries, there are numerous historic points of interest in the community. Andover's Town Hall was built in 1893 and is now used as a town museum. The Museum of Andover history features more than 100 old photos and maps, as well as a large mural painting celebrating the town’s history.

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