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What Bert Has To Say About Springfield Metro Area

Springfield, once a major center of industrial innovation, is the state’s third-largest city and a regional health, retail and financial center. Locals are credited with development of the Springfield Rifle, the 1895 Duryea motorcar, and basketball (thanks to Dr. James Naismith, in 1891. Some credit the motorcycle to area inventors and the early Indian Manufacturing Company. At one time that area was a significant manufacturing center, but most has left the area (including most recently a forge that made Craftsman tools).


Mid-sized city - Southwest Massachusetts, on the Connecticut River, 6 miles north of the Connecticut border See Local Real Estate
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City: Amherst
Zip Codes: 01002, 01003, ... 2 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 179 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Amherst

    The unemployment rate in Amherst is 5.70 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Amherst jobs have Increased by 0.99 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Amherst's cost of living is 34.20% Higher than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Amherst's Cost of Living
    Amherst's population is 39,833 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 13.07 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Amherst is $312,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.05%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Amherst public schools spend $20,548 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 10.6 students per teacher in Amherst. Learn more...

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Expensive and aging

Be prepared to find lots of old houses with poor insulation and old technology. They are expensive to buy and more expensive to maintained. The use of heating oil is... (Read More)



Great Place

Amazing place to live, liberal area, alot of things going... (Read More)



Great Little University City

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