A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$787
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    41
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    173
    525
  • Theft
    1,931
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    16
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$63,354
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Amherst Reviews

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Love the town of Amherst! There is just enough to fall in love with it. If you don't fall in love with it, it only takes about 10-15 minutes to get to a bigger city that you would fall in love with. Amherst has many coffee shops and cute shops to go to on a rainy day. Wonderful community feel and the people are so kind. I definitely recommend stopping in Amherst and exploring the area!
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Amherst, Ohio is a beautiful small town in Lorain County. Although it has more than one stop light, it has the feel of one of those towns. Among the sandstone, you can find great new developments amidst the soy bean and corn fields. Old classic houses line Main Street and little local shops are prevalent in downtown Amherst. It has wonderful schools with caring teachers, who you often run into at the local store. Amherst is a great place to raise a family and retire in, like many have for generations.
Most employers in my area only offer part time and minimum wage salary. Plus with the monopoly of the Amherst Utilities department and only having electric in our home, it makes it impossible to pay it with the salaries they offer. My boyfriend makes $8.25/hr! How can anyone live off of that?! I work 2 jobs currently, but do not work in Amherst nor do I make minimum wage. But we still cannot make ends meet. Our electricity bill for 1 month was $598. it is just the 2 of us and 2 cats. We are very responsible with our usage of electricity. It is against the law to have a monopoly, but somehow the city of Amherst can get away with this?!?