Imagine your child growing up in a place where they can still ride their bikes to town on their own, or come home when the street lights come on, play out in the wood building forts and know all their neighbors by name. No, they wouldn't need to travel back in time to the 1970's. Amherst is still very much like that. From the idyllic village green and historic town common, to abundant nature trails and the ever present Souhegan River, Amherst is ideal for raising a family. They still hold community events that brings everyone to the village like the 4th of July parade, Trick or Treat and the Christmas Tree lighting. They have strong community organization that support youth football, lacrosse, soccer and other sports. The Peabody Mill Environmental Center and Baboosic Lake Beach are places young and old can spend time enjoying the outdoors. Although Amherst works hard to maintain it's rural and historic character, it remains minutes from the comforts of suburban shopping on Route 101A. Whether you come vist LaBelle Winery for a special event, or golf at one of Amherst's spectacular public golf courses, you'll want to make this town home. Unlike it's neighboring town to the north, Bedford, Amherst has not succumb to massive suburban sprawl which will keep taxes low in the long run by comparison. We could not have chosen a better place to live when we moved here ten years ago with our you g and growing family.