Hanover Real Estate
Hanover is a small town located on the South Shore off Route 3, 20 miles southeast of Boston. Home to 14,000 residents, the town encompasses approximately 16 square miles of land that allows for an abundance of open spaces and woodlands. Many homeowners enjoy generous lots accented with stone fences leftover from Revolutionary times. Ponds, streams, and rivers flowing from the North River to the Atlantic Ocean provide summer and winter recreational opportunities. Despite its country town ambiance, Hanover is also home to a mall, light industry, and a number of shopping and dining options. Read more about Hanover real estate.
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Hanover is bordered by Norwell to the north and east; Rockland to the west and northwest; and Pembroke and Hanson to the south. Many of Hanover’s eastern and southern borders comprise waterways, including the North and Indian Head rivers along the south and the Third Herring Brook along the eastern side. Factory Pond is one of the largest of the many small ponds and brooks scattered throughout the town. Small parks, sanctuaries and other conservation areas are built around these waterways.
In addition to enjoying the scenic views and birding and hiking around Hanover’s many bodies of water, Hanover also boasts additional points of interest. Forge Pond Park is one of Hanover’s hidden treasures. The 40-acre multi-field athletic complex borders Forge Pond to the east as well as a cranberry bog on the northwest. The park was specifically designed to preserve the area’s natural beauty with an abundance of open green spaces and meandering hiking and walking paths. The complex also houses three Little League fields, complete with all the amenities, such as scoreboards, bleachers, and batting cages. Additional fields accommodate lacrosse, soccer, and football as well as the occasional open air festivals. The nearby Park Pavilion offers a concession area with picnic tables and storage. The landmark Stetson House, a former tavern and house of worship built in the early 1700s is also popular with families, offering tours and glimpses of what life was like in pre-Revolutionary times.
Hanover draws its name from King George I, the first Hanoverian King of Great Britain. The name was intended as a tribute, despite the King’s untimely death shortly before the town was incorporated in 1727. Hanover’s additional claim to fame is as the site of the invention of the first tack-making machine. In then late 19th century Hanover was home to a number of tack and shoe factories located along the smaller waterways. More recently Hanover has served as the site of a recent Netflix comedy shoot entitled, “The Sleepover,” which was filmed at Hanover High School.