Amherst, Massachusetts 

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Population

39,833

13% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.7%

Median Income

$52,537

Avg. Home Price

$325,100

Best Places to Live in Amherst, Massachusetts

Mid-sized city - Southwest Massachusetts, on the Connecticut River, 6 miles north of the Connecticut border
Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Museums
-Cost of living
Cons
-Economy
-Entertainment
-Violent crime

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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).


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Massachusetts
County: Hampshire County
Metro Area: Springfield Metro Area
City: Amherst
Zip Codes: 01002 01003
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 179 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Amherst is 5.7% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Amherst jobs have increased by 0.99%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
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
POPULATION
Amherst's population is 39,833 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 13.07%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Amherst is $325,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.15%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
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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Housing Market in Amherst

It's a good time to buy in Amherst. Home Appreciation is up 4.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Amherst Real Estate.

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Reviews for Amherst   4 Reviews
Expensive and aging - 5/12/2013
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)

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Great Place - 11/20/2012
Amazing place to live, liberal area, alot of things going... (Read More)

Great Little University City - 11/6/2008
This place is great if you're in academia! Little bit expensive... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS
01002 01003