Local, July Entertainment, Shopping & Real Estate BUZZ
Get the scoop on where to enjoy free, outdoor music locally. And some local shopping intel. Plus, an update on the State’s MBTA Communities Zoning Law to impact Andover.
Live, Outdoor Music in Downtown Andover
Enjoy live, outdoor music performances in Downtown Andover this summer. And they are free! Concerts in the Park are Wednesdays, from 6-8pm. Grab a take-away meal at Bartlet Street Restaurant. Then walk to the Park on the corner of Bartlet & Chestnut Streets for the concert.
Thursdays feature local talent performing in front of Old Town Hall from 6 to 8pm. Andover Sax Guy Mark Sensinger 👇 kicked off the Summer Music Series last night. If you missed him, take a listen below 👇. And his music is also available on his YouTube Channel.
Andover Sax Guy Mark Sensinger
Andover Farmers Market
Be sure to visit the Elsie’s Pantry booth tomorrow at the Andover Farmers Market. Where you can shop like you used to at the former Main Street location. And pick up your favorites. Like Carolyn’s Farm Kitchen Baking Mixes. And Hannon Made Hand-Crafted Wood Serving Boards. Click here to see all of tomorrow’s vendors.
Elsie’s Pantry Booth at Andover Farmers Market
Consignment Shop Wins Best of the Andovers
North Andover’s Share the Love Consignment continues to rack up awards. Previously voted the Best Consignment Shop in the Merrimack Valley. And just recently snagged The Best of the Andovers award. So be sure to stop in next week when the shop reopens after a well-deserved 4th of July break. Because the popular boutique is packed with an awesome selection of affordable summer fashion, gifts & more.
North Andover’s Share the Love Consignment
Scout Beach Bags at The Village Studio
North Andover’s The Village Studio Gifts & More is expanding its shop space. And adding to its offerings. For example, you can now shop Scout tote & beach bags at the North Andover shop. And they happen to be Gus-the-Weiner-Dog 👇 approved.
Scout Beach Bags are Gus-the-Weiner-Dog Approved
And the shop continues to carry handmade products from local artisans. Like this adorable baby sweater.
Handmade Baby Sweater at The Village Studio Gifts & More
Pam Newman Jewelry at Helen Thomas
We were sad 😢 to see Native Sun leave Downtown Andover (rumor has it a new gallery will soon take over the space, so stay tuned). And you should know that Pam Newman Jewelry didn’t go anywhere. Because Native Sun wasn’t the only local shop carrying the beautiful necklaces, bracelets & earrings. Main Street’s Helen Thomas Simply Smashing regularly features Pam Newman Jewelry 🤗. Like these beauties below 👇. A Sterling Chain Necklace with Fresh Water Pearl Drop. And Chrysoprase Necklace with Druzy Quarts Pendant. Click here for more on Pam Newman Jewelry.
Pam Newman Necklaces
Andover MBTA Communities Working Group Formed
Coldwell Banker Realty Andover agent Linda Lecomte selected to serve on the Town of Andover’s MBTA Communities Working Group. The group will help the Town of Andover assess the State’s MBTA Communities Zoning Law requirements. And will help gather & analyze community input regarding the new zoning. Finally, the group will help develop potential strategies for implementing the new zoning in Andover.
Linda Lecomte, REALTOR® Selected for MBTA Communities Working Group
The first MBTA Community Zoning Meeting is July 18th. And the Town asked Linda to provide some Andover real estate sales data for this meeting. Which Linda shares in the next section. And Linda will provide regular updates here on the group’s progress. The 3-minute video below provides an introduction to the State’s new MBTA Zoning.
Massachusetts Housing Partnership Video on MBTA Zoning
Andover Real Estate Sales Data
As part of her role on the Town of Andover’s MBTA Communities Working Group, Linda Lecomte, REALTOR® was asked to provide data on the past 12 months of Andover property sales & rentals. And below is the sales data for Single Family Homes, as well as Condos & Townhomes.
Andover Single Family Home Sales Data
Based on data from MLS Property Information Network, Inc. for property type(s) single family in the price range $0 – $999,999,999 for the period July 05, 2022 – July 05, 2023. July 05, 2023 stats are compared to July 05, 2021 – July 05, 2022 average. Source data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Andover Condo | Townhome Sales Data
Based on data from MLS Property Information Network, Inc. for property type(s) townhome, condominium in the price range $0 – $999,999,999 for the period July 05, 2022 – July 05, 2023. July 05, 2023 stats are compared to July 05, 2021 – July 05, 2022 average. Source data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.