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Hanover, MA 02339/02040

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A Comprehensive Guide to Living in Hanover, Massachusetts

The first settlers arrived in Hanover, Massachusetts as early as 1649. At that time the town was part of Scituate but was incorporated in 1727. With a population of 13,879, according to the 2010 census, Hanover is mainly a residential town. Hanover consists of 15.6 square miles of land and is bordered by the North River, the Indian Head River, and the Third Herring Brook. The town has a median household income of $99,250 and household size of 3.02. The real estate tax is $16.15 per one thousand. Hanover has an open town meeting form of government, led by a Town Manager and a board of five selectmen.

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Hanover Community Services

Located just 20 miles southeast of Boston, Hanover is off Route 3, with the MBTA Commuter Rail in nearby Abington and Whitman. Hanover has its own police and fire departments and has five fire stations in the town. It also has its own ambulance service, with the nearest hospitals being Brockton Hospital and South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Trash collection in Hanover is provided by private companies but there is also a Transfer and Recycling station accessible by sticker.

Public and Private Schools

Cedar, Central, and Sylvester are the town’s three elementary schools. Cedar Elementary School serves pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, the Center School serves pre-kindergarten through second grade, and the Sylvester School serves students in third and fourth grade. Hanover has one middle school, Hanover Middle School, which serves students in grades five through eight and Hanover High School serves students in grades nine through twelve. Hanover High School was built in 2012 and features a main hallway floor that was designed to symbolize the North River. South Shore Vocational Technical High School also calls Hanover home.

Community and Recreation

Hanover boasts a number of recreational open spaces and trails, such as the Forge Pond and French’s Stream Trails. The Hanover Mall is an enclosed shopping center that is home to 80 shops and restaurants. In addition, Hanover is home to the University Sports Complex and Star Land Sports and Fun Land. The University Sports Complex is the largest state-of-the-art indoor basketball and sports facility in New England. Star Land Sports and Fun Park offers a variety of attractions for all ages, including miniature golf, Go-Karts, bumper cars, laser tag, batting cages, and more.

Important Phone Numbers

  •          Police Department: 781-826-3231
  •          Fire Department: 781-826-3151
  •          Town Clerk: 781-826-2691
  •          Council on Aging: 781-924-1921
  •          Hanover Country Club: 717-259-8422

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