Offering an assortment of historic districts, cultural amenities, and architectural highlights, New York’s Amherst is located at the eastern end of Lake Erie. A few miles from New York State’s second largest city, Amherst provides a suburban alternative to Buffalo. Well-known for its low crime statistics, Amherst has been repeatedly ranked as one of the Safest Cities in America, based on annual reports by the FBI.

Homes for Sale in Amherst

Amherst, NY Home Values

With a median home price of $191,500, a variety of home styles are available throughout the area, including ranches and colonials. A gem in the middle of Western New York, Amherst experiences pleasant weather throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Due to its suburban location, recreational activities are plentiful throughout every season.

Month Sale Price, Average
May 2017 $237,566
Jun 2017 $252,913
Jul 2017 $231,537
Aug 2017 $248,190
Sep 2017 $259,473
Oct 2017 $239,012
Nov 2017 $231,643
Dec 2017 $226,909
Jan 2018 $217,160
Feb 2018 $235,705
Mar 2018 $247,095
Apr 2018 $282,427
Property Type is ‘Single Family Residential’
County Or Parish is ‘Erie’
Town/City is ‘Amherst’
Results calculated from 1,132 listings

About Amherst

A growing area, Amherst has a population of approximately 122,366 residents. Located within Amherst is one of the nation’s top tier 1 research facilities, University at Buffalo. Four separate public-school districts are also located within the town, including Williamsville Central School District, Amherst Central School District, Sweet Home Central School District, and Clarence Central School District.

Things To Do

Several festivals are celebrated throughout the year in Amherst. A popular New York attraction, the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is located within the town. The University at Buffalo Stadium, Alumni Arena and the Amherst Audubon Field are both located in Amherst and are regularly utilized by the University at Buffalo. A century-old newspaper, the Amherst Bee serves as the area’s main news source.

Travel Options

An ideal location for residents and visitors alike, Amherst is easily accessible via a variety of travel options. Located in the eastern part of Amherst, the Buffalo Niagara International Airport provides convenient access to air travel for all locals and visitors. Interstate 90, also known as the New York State Thruway, passes through the southern part of town.

Map of Amherst, NY

Map of the Town of Amherst with zip code borders

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