Amherst, Massachusetts 

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MASSACHUSETTS TOTAL CASES REPORTED

93,271

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

1,665,852

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

39,880

+6.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.0%

Median Income

$52,537

Median Home Price

$347,400

Best Places to Live in Amherst, Massachusetts

Mid-sized city - Southwest Massachusetts, on the Connecticut River, 6 miles north of the Connecticut border. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Amherst, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Museums
-Cost of living
Cons
-Economy
-Entertainment
-Violent crime

 $835,000 
111 Lindenridge Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 4 | 3350 SqFt
 $695,000 
10 Cortland Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 3168 SqFt
 $384,000 
34 Potwine Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1990 SqFt

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).


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QUICK FACTS

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 3.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Amherst jobs have increased by 3.6%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Amherst's cost of living is 11.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Amherst's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Amherst, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Hampshire county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Amherst's population is 39,880 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 6.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Amherst is $347,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.6%. 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. More Education


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Housing Market in Amherst

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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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01002 01003

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NEW LISTINGS IN AMHERST
$835,000
111 Lindenridge Rd
Bed 5 | Bath 4

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10 Cortland Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 3

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34 Potwine Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 2

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Bed 4 | Bath 3

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