Amherst, Virginia 

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Population

2,748

+11.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.3%

Median Income

$43,065

Median Home Price

$184,600

Best Places to Live in Amherst, Virginia

Small city - West-central Virginia along James River, 50 miles east of Roanoke. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in Amherst, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Historic interest
-Cost of living
-Low crime rates
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Air service
-Arts & culture

Local Listings in Amherst
 $179,900 
160 Yahweh Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 2156 SqFt
 $243,000 
235 Riversedge Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2414 SqFt
 $339,000 
245 Rattler Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2836 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Lynchburg Metro Area

Lynchburg is a small Virginia city with an Old South feel and views of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains. Downtown is a mix of old and new, and the city is known for the historic districts of refined homes on the surrounding hilltops. Five of these districts are included in the National Register of Historic Districts. Additionally, five small colleges give a minor college-town feel. The area has a few good museums and modest entertainment assets. Mountains to the west and Smith Mountain Lake to the south offer above average outdoor recreation.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Amherst
Zip Codes: 24521
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 648 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Amherst is 3.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Amherst jobs have increased by 2.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Amherst's cost of living is 4.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Amherst's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
Amherst county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Amherst's population is 2,748 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 11.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Amherst is $184,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.8%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Amherst public schools spend $10,301 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.3 students per teacher in Amherst. More Education


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NEW LISTINGS IN AMHERST
$179,900
160 Yahweh Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$243,000
235 Riversedge Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$339,000
245 Rattler Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$395,000
1151 Mount Horeb Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 3

$142,900
172 Wildwood Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 1

$499,000
1376 Wares Gap Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$87,500
201 Ivy Hill Ln
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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