hey! Andover is not a dump!!! It is my beloved town of 14 years, and I love every bit of it. It is unbelievably safe too. The downtown is fantastic, ignore the abundance of banks, I love every little store and restaurant down there! I think it is quite lovely too, how is it a dump????? I don't see how you could get that impression... Sorry for that rant, but I love Andover so much. And btw its more than just Phillips, which some people have misunderstood (not on this thread, but others)
I looked at google maps because technicalities recommended it, and after looking at pictures of it I can say I still prefer andover. And I have sat in a Harkness class before, Exeter isn't the only place that has it. I still didn't like it.
I agree on all your points.
@parkermom and Exonian16
Its not that Andover kids aren't nice, its that NO ONE appreciates someone driving around a busy campus and on a main street lost! And I also had a completely different experience with the students, they were all nice to my family. And part of the driving problem is that everyone knows the routine in Andover, except the tour families. Massachusettians are notoriously bad drivers right?
as well as they are notoriously frequent jay walkers.