Amherst, New York 

7 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps

Population

125,024

+3.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.6%

Median Income

$68,106

Median Home Price

$235,000

Best Places to Live in Amherst, New York

Large city complex - Western New York at eastern end of Lake Erie. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Amherst, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Pleasant summers
-Nearby recreation
-Arts and culture
Cons
-Some unattractive areas
-Winter snow
-Economy

Local Listings in Amherst
 $179,900 
1481 Campbell Blvd
Bed 2 | Bath 2 | 1910 SqFt
 $325,000 
118 Wiltshire Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2751 SqFt
 $689,000 
162 Stonham Way
Bed 2 | Bath 3 | 2172 SqFt

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.


Best Neighborhoods In Amherst, New York: Download the BestPlaces App

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 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Amherst jobs have increased by 1.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Amherst's cost of living is 2.6% lower 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 December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

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

POPULATION
Amherst's population is 125,024 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 3.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Amherst is $235,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.3%. 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. More Education


Best Places to Live in Amherst Rankings


Housing Market in Amherst

It's a good time to buy in Amherst. Home Appreciation is up 6.3% in the last 12 months. Browse Amherst Real Estate

The median home price in Amherst is $235,000. Browse Homes in this Range.


View More Data >

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

Start Your Review of Amherst


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


View More Data >

COMPARE COST OF LIVING
Compare Amherst, New York to any other place in the USA.

MAPS OF AMHERST, NEW YORK
Amherst,New York Map

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

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP

Members receive 10 FREE city profile downloads a month, unlimited access to our detailed cost of living calculator and analysis, unlimited access to our DataEngine, and more.

Try Now

NEW LISTINGS IN AMHERST
$179,900
1481 Campbell Blvd
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$325,000
118 Wiltshire Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$689,000
162 Stonham Way
Bed 2 | Bath 3

$259,900
73 Westchester Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$339,900
343 Dan Troy Dr
Bed 5 | Bath 4

$1,999,900
68 Forestglen Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 6

$239,900
387 Seabrook Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

Join BestPlaces