Andover, MA

Originally settled under the Native American name of Cochichawicke (a local waterway), the community was incorporated in 1646 as the Town of Andover.

The region’s first powder mill was established in 1775; the manufacture of paper began in 1789; and in the early nineteenth century, several woolen mills prospered.

This picturesque community with a thriving center provides boutique shopping, fine dining, and cultural events. Andover is world renowned for being the home of Phillips Academy, one of the oldest and most prestigious secondary “prep” schools in the U.S.  Phillips Academy alumni include former President George Bush, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock, former Yale President, and baseball Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti, and former Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Oliver Wendall Holmes Jr.