Hanover was established in 1727, a little over 100 years after the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, 17 miles to our south. Hanover has maintained our “country town” atmosphere over the years, combined it with the convenience of shopping malls, light industry, and, of course, technology.
Today’s population of nearly 15,000 still allows room for open space and woodlands, and most homeowners enjoy sizable lots, often with stone fences leftover from a bygone era. Ponds, streams, and rivers, which join the historic North River as it flows to the Atlantic Ocean, provide both summer and winter recreational opportunities.
Hanover is within the easy commuting range of the world-famous educational institutions in the Boston/Cambridge area. Other fine New England colleges and universities are within short driving range and many Hanover students commute.
Six churches are located within Hanover. Many other religious faiths are represented in convenient, surrounding cities and towns. Internationally acclaimed medical facilities are within commuting distance of Hanover. Six large well equipped local hospitals are available to residents as are walk-in medical centers in Hanover and surrounding towns.