Andover is a northern suburb of Minneapolis and part of Anoka County. According to the 2010 Census Andover's population was at 30,598. On average, 50 new homes are constructed each year, with a wide variety of lot sizes, architectural styles and price ranges. The city has more than 400 acres of community and neighborhood parks.
Kelsey Round Lake Park is a 136-acre nature area for hiking, skiing and environmental observation. Other recreational facilities include more than 400 acres of the Anoka County Bunker Hills Regional Park (which is home to the Bunker Beach Waterpark), Bunker Hills Golf Course, hiking / biking trails, cross-country skiing trails, camping and other outdoor activities. The Rum River Central Regional Park is located immediately north of Andover on County Road 7.
Andover is part of 2 different school districts. Anoka-Hennepin School District 11 serves the southern 4/5 of the city while, St. Francis School District 15 covers the northern section of the city. Crooked Lake Elementary, Andover Elementary, Rum River Elementary, Oak View Middle School and Andover High School are all located within the City of Andover and are part of School District 11. Legacy Christian Academy formally known as Meadow Creek Christian School is also located in the city.