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The City of Andover is located in the western portion of Butler County in south central Kansas. Andover's western edge borders the City of Wichita and is 14 miles southwest of El Dorado. Andover is part of the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area, which contributes to the City's ease of transportation and travel.
US-54/Kellogg Ave runs through the heart of Andover and connects quickly to K-96 and I-35. Andover is just a 20-minute drive to Eisenhower National Airport and has several private airstrips for City residents.
The City is just a quick day trip away from Manhattan (2.5 hours), Kansas City (2.75 hours), or Oklahoma City (2.5 hours).
- Population: 14,892
- Median Household Income: $89,302
- Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
- Median Age: 34.8
- High School Graduation Rate: 94.5%
- Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 53.4%
- Size: 11 Square Miles
The City of Andover is one of the fastest growing cities in the State of Kansas. Bordering the western edge of the City of Wichita, Andover residents enjoy the perks of a small city lifestyle with the amenities of a big city just right next door. Andover residents, due to an excellent school system, exceptional amenities, and unparalleled services, enjoy the highest quality of life of any resident in South Central Kansas.
What's it like to live in the City of Andover?
- 16% lower cost of living than the U.S. average
- 21.9 minute average commute to work
- 15 minutes to Santa Fe Lake & 30 minutes to El Dorado Lake
- 20 minutes to Eisenhower National Airport (ICT)
- Access to world-class retail and restaurants
With over 4,000 housing units in the City of Andover, there are plenty of options for residents.
|Renters||Mid-Range Housing||High-End Housing|
|Median gross rent: $1,304||Median home value: $201,000||$1-5 million|
|The city has a wide range of apartments and townhomes for renters.||Most homes are in the $175,000 to $450,000 price range.||Higher-end custom-made homes are typically in the range of $1-5 million.|
Andover Public Schools (USD 385) is one of the best districts in the state. All buildings have numerous Standards of Excellence awards and all schools meet or exceed state minimum standards for student performance. Niche, a popular community review website, gives the Andover Unified School District an overall grade of A-, with an A in the categories for teachers, college prep, and health and safety. Some notable elements of the Andover school system include:
- Andover eCademy (K-12th) offers fully accredited virtual and blended education opportunities
- Andover Center for Advanced Professional Studies (11th-12th) offers unmatched career and professional skill experience by partnering with local businesses on real projects.
- Niche ranked Andover USD the #11 Best School District in Kansas
Andover is also home to the largest branch of Butler Community College. With Andover's close proximity to the City of Wichita, there are many post-secondary education opportunities available, including Wichita State University, The University of Kansas School of Medicine, Friends University, Newman University, and WSU Tech.
Parks & Recreation
The City of Andover has many opportunities for youth and adult recreation, guided or otherwise. Plus, the beautiful parks and trails offer activities for all ages.
The City is also home to a municipal golf course located just west of US-54/Kellogg & Andover Rd.
In addition to City programs and services, a 115,000 square foot, full-service YMCA facility is located in the City. This includes an outdoor aquatic park and child care facility.
Andover is home to Kansas Medical Center, a full-service, state-of-the-art, private general hospital with a full range of services including an emergency room. There are also many private practices, denal offices, and a MedExpress urgent care facility.
Additionally, the City of Andover is within 30 miles of the most sophisticated care in the state through HCA Wesley Medical Center, Via Christi-St. France Regional Medical Center, and Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital.
The City of Andover is a safe place to call home. In 2019, the City was recognized as the 4th safest city in the State of Kansas by safehome.org.
The Andover Police Department has 26 sworn officers and operates the city's 911 communications center. Here in the City of Andover, you can even text 911 in an emergency!
In 2016, the ISO fire rating for the City of Andover was upgraded to an excellent score of three. This puts the department in the top 12% in the state.
Data from U.S. Census Bureau; Niche; SafeHome; & Sperling's Best Places