9.3 out of 10

Andover

45.2639239560771 -93.3486692071912
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Public Transport
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Great schools and a great community"

We love Andover and have enjoyed raising our 2 kids here. The schools are safe, organized, and have parent involvement. Programs are available for gifted and talented students and the high school offers many advanced placement and college credit courses (PSEO). Andover residents enjoy a lot of community pride with its own high school. My kids have had great experiences at school and enjoyed being involved in athletics at the high school and up through the youth programs. There are many opportunities for athletics for all ages through various community organizations. We have met many great friends through the community and are happy to call Andover home.
Pros
  • Great youth programs
  • Safe schools
  • Great School District
  • Local Amenities
  • YMCA
5/5
Feb 01, 2017

"Family Friendly Living"

Situated squarely north of the Minneapolis metropolitan area, Andover, Minnesota, is a moderately populated community of about 32,000 Anoka County citizens. What was once a stop along the Great Northern Railway, Andover stretches 34.83 square miles and is home to the Andover Family Fun Fest, held at the beginning of each July. Those interested in buying a home in Anoka County, with easy access to the Twin Cities metro-area, need look no further than Andover, an idyllic community that boasts an extremely reasonable commute into Minneapolis.

The Andover, Minnesota, community is a part of Anoka-Hennepin School District 11, which includes Andover Elementary School, Crooked Lake Elementary School, Rum River Elementary School, Oak View Middle School, and Andover High School. Likewise, a small segment of Andovers northern parts includes Anoka-Isanti Independent School District 15. The number of elementary schools serving the Andover area is indicative of just how family friendly this Minneapolis suburb is. Both districtsincluding the St. Francis School Districtare two of the finest in the state of Minnesota. Families looking to buy a home near Minneapolis, desiring good school districts and affordable housing prices would make for a good match in Andover.

Likewise, there is no shortage of community activities in which to partake in Andover. This Minneapolis area community is civically minded and deeply amenable to families looking for a place to call home. Other activities in the Andover community involve environmental consciousness, include plenty of recreational opportunities at the many parks and waterways nearby, and a host of neighborly block parties. Andover boasts more than 400 acres of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Kelsey Round Lake Park alone offer 134 acres of hiking and skiing access, for those potential homebuyers who are interested in an area that supports outdoor sporting.

For those looking to purchase a home in the Minneapolis area and seeking an area of real estate growth, Andover is the town for you. Since 2000, population growth in Andover has seen a 20% increase, demonstrating just how trendy this Twin Cities suburb is becoming. With affordable housing options and a charming neighborhood atmosphere, Andover ranks among the best suburban options to buy a home near Minneapolis. Andover is also among the safest cities in Anoka County, with a full-time Police Department in contract with Anoka Countys Sherriffs Department and an on-call volunteer Fire Department, another nod to the citys civicmindedness.

For history-buff homebuyers out there, Andover also has plenty to offer. Organized in 1857, Andover was initially known as Round Lake Township, then Grow Townshipanother nod to Andovers history of progress. Perhaps one of the most interesting examples of the towns prolific historical lore involves the story behind its ultimate namingAndover. According to town legend, a train derailed in Anoka County near present-day Andover, and one eyewitness of the incident relayed the sight, saying the train went over and over, whichif you believe the loreeventually translated to Andover.

In the 1970s, Andover, Minnesota, transitioned significantly into the modern Minneapolis suburb it is today. With record-breaking growth shaping the area, new sights and sounds could be found in this scenic community, full of historical homes and charmed commercial thoroughfares. The Andover City Center Complex was later developed, and lies at the popular intersection of Crosstown Boulevard and Hanson. The Andover City Center Complex is home to a variety of community services including the Public Works Department, the Water Treatment Plant, the citys Community Center and YMCA, and the Senior Center.

New activity continues to sprout in the area, making it an attractive investment for those looking to purchase property in the Twin Cities region. To take advantage of this town on the rise, work with the best in Minneapolis-area real estate agents at Doyle Real Estate. This lively and vibrant hamlet north of Minneapolis is on the move, with 50+ new homes built each year in the area with a plentiful variety of lots sizes and real estate potential.

If youre interested in buying real estate in the Minneapolis area, then Andover is an excellent option for homebuyers of all tastes, budgets, and homeownership goals. If youre looking for a home, condo or townhouse for sale in Coon Rapids, MN, contact Doyle Real Estate today at 612-743-8921.

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