Andover Named One of the Best Places to Live in 2013
Boston Magazine named Andover as one of the best places to "move up" to in Massachusetts.
Movin' on up, to the northeast side, to that deluxe apartment in...Andover?
That's right. Andover was named one of the best places to live for those looking to move on up to better neighborhoods and schools, going so far as to say "...the way life should be," according an article to Boston Magazine.
The article highlights Andover's commitment to education, citing the $4 million Cormier Youth Center to be built soon behind Doherty School.
Positioned among the other communities in the state named as "Best Places to Live," the small blurb about Andover in Boston Magazine also touts a survey claiming that 99 percent of Andover residents that took the poll said that their town was "a good or excellent place to live," with 87 percent rating it just "as highly as a spot to raise kids."
And like each blurb in this feature, Andover has it's own "catch phrase" at the beginning: "ANDOVER - The way life should be - just ask the people that live there."
The article also adds the reasons why people leave and why one of those reasons make it an ideal spot to look for up and coming families.
"As such, it seems that there are really only two reasons people leave: They’re looking to downsize, or they’re relocating for a new job. The former is a major market influence right now, with the flight of empty-nesters creating buying opportunities for young families," stated the article.
The median home price in Andover is $505,000 and the property tax rate for residential property owners is $14.51 per $1000 of assessed property, making the average tax bill in Andover $7,327.55.
The property tax rate for Commercial/Industrial and Personal Property is $24.26 per $1,000 of assessed property value.
Read the full blurb at the Boston Magazine online.
|2013 Average Single Family Tax Bill||7,967|
|2009 DOR Income Per Capita||64,107|
|2010 EQV Per Capita||223,055|
|2009 Total Road Miles||224|
|Total Assessed Value||$6,802,719,926|
FY 213 Revenues
|Tax Levy % of Budget||76.25|
|State Aid % of Budget||7.77|
|Deferred Property Taxes||$190,263|
|Taxes In Litigation||0|
|Tax Liens Tax Title||$1,302,119|
|Tax Foreclosures Possessions||$250,160|
FY 2011 General Budget Spending
|Other Public Safety||$958,025|
|Culture and Recreation||$4,565,722|
|2011 Total Debt Service||$11,799,684|
|2011 Debt % of Budget||8.43|
|Free Cash Amount as of 7/1/2012||$4,073,271|
|FY11 Stabilization Fund||$4,599,357|
|Moody's Bond Rating||Aa1|