Growing towns are exciting and full of promise, and Andover fits this bill perfectly. Homes for sale in Andover offer a city with an interesting history, excellent schools and plenty of activities for the whole family!
Andover has been known by many names, including Round Lake Township and Grow Township. The latter was conceived when Senator Galusha A. Grow spoke at a political campaign in Anoka in 1860. The people were so roused by his advocacy of the Union cause that they immediately voted to honor him with the town name. The city’s final moniker, Andover, is shrouded in mystery. The well-known ‘train myth’ says that a train tipped over in a swamp, and a witness swears that it went ‘over and over’, creating the name ‘Andover’. This has proven untrue, but it’s a colorful story and best told by one of the town’s own residents. Andover real estate is especially attractive because this city that started with a mere 300 inhabitants has now grown to a size of well over 30,000 people!
Location, Location, Location
Homes for sale in Andover are close to County Roads 9, 18, 78 and 116, with U.S. Highway 10 nearby. The town also boasts excellent access to the fully recreational body of water known as Crooked Lake. Nearby cities are Minneapolis, Saint Paul etc.
Andover real estate lies within both the Anoka-Hennepin School District 11 and St. Francis School District 15. Local schools include Andover Elementary, Crooked Lake Elementary, Rum River Elementary, Oak View Middle School and Andover High School. Andover High School offers a multitude of honors, advanced placement and Dual Credit courses, setting students up for success. The school also hosts award winning programs in art, music, technical education and theatre. Students are frequently sent to state level competitions in DECA, HOSA, science and math!
To Do, To See
Boredom is a foreign concept in Andover! The Kelsey Round Lake Park is a sprawling 136 acre nature area filled with trails for hiking, skiing and grade A exploring. Inside the 400-acre Anoka County Bunker Hills Regional Park is the Bunker Beach Waterpark! Make sure to join in on the Andover Family Fun Fest every June as well, featuring a 5k fun run, street dance, fireworks and parade!
Homes for Sale in Andover
When you’re not busy being awestruck by your brilliant student or hiking one of the town’s gorgeous trails, you’ll be thinking about how grateful you are to own a piece of Andover real estate. Homes for sale in Andover are all around excellent, and The Antonov Group is ready to help you find yours!