Amherst, New York 

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Population

125,109

12% Growth

Unemployment Rate

3.7%

Median Income

$68,106

Avg. Home Price

$225,700

Best Places to Live in Amherst, New York

Large city complex - Western New York at eastern end of Lake Erie
Pros
-Pleasant summers
-Nearby recreation
-Arts and culture
Cons
-Some unattractive areas
-Winter snow
-Economy

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What Bert Has To Say About Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls Metro Area

New York’s second largest city is a major port and “rust belt” manufacturing center, although its industries are in various stages of decline. Heavy lake-effect snows make Buffalo one of the snowiest metropolitan areas in the country. Downtown is unremarkable but clean and improving, although there are many gritty areas around the city. But lake effects bring notably pleasant weather in spring, summer, and early fall, and there is a strong assortment of cultural amenities, historic districts, and architectural highlights with few crowds.


QUICK FACTS

City: Amherst
Zip Codes: 14221 14226 14228 14051 14068
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 706 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Amherst is 3.7% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Amherst jobs have increased by 0.68%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Amherst's cost of living is 3.30% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Amherst's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Amherst's population is 125,109 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.99%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Amherst is $225,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.89%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Amherst public schools spend $15,847 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.9 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 7.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Amherst Real Estate.

The median home price in Amherst is $225,700. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Amherst   7 Reviews
Safe - 5/26/2010
Amherst is a safe suburban area where you can live without having to worry about the crime that may occur in Buffalo and in parts of any city in the United... Read More

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Transportation - 9/23/2008
Really glad I found this site as, I haven't found it easy to find honest data on crime rate in our cities. Thanx for the service, Ada... Read More

Despite the Bad Reputation, Western NY is a good p - 5/11/2008
Sure, we occasionally have some bad weather and the tax/utility costs are excessive, but overall, we get a lot for our total cost of living. With the cities of Buffalo... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN AMHERST, NEW YORK
14221 14226 14228 14051 14068