Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA+
- Crime & SafetyNG
- Good for FamiliesA
- Cost of LivingC-
- Health & FitnessA-
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Amherst Center is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 20,253. Amherst Center is in Hampshire County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Amherst Center offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Amherst Center there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Amherst Center and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Amherst Center are highly rated.
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Amherst Center Reviews
I love Amherst so so much, it is truly the best college town and the best place to attend school. The community is so welcoming and pretty I love it!
If I could live here again, I would say yes. I live on campus at University of Massachusetts - Amherst. The campus offers great security. There are always events and clubs that keep me busy. This area is generally very nice; there are many great restaurants/ cafes, shopping centers, and hobby stores.
There are not many crimes in Amherst that I know of. The only crimes that I can thing of occur on campuses where alcohol and safety are a big problem. There have been instances of rape, drug related violence, and other violations, but they are very rare and are always taken care of.