Originally founded in 1880, and called "Cloud City" at that time, the City of Andover wasn't established until 1957. After the tornado in 1991, Andover began to become more enticing to those who wanted to be away from the hustle and bustle of the "big city" of Wichita, and wanted to be a part of a community with that "small town" feel. Andover is a growing community with a population of just over 12,000 that encompasses a land area of about 11 square miles. Andover brings together the best of big city proximity and small town safety. Children will enjoy top-notch education as our school district is continually recognized for its excellence in academia, sports, and the arts. Andover has been ranked "Best City for Young Families", and "Best City for Home Ownership" in Kansas!