Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA+
- Crime & SafetyNG
- Good for FamiliesA
- Cost of LivingC-
- Health & FitnessA-
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
North Amherst is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 6,891. North Amherst is in Hampshire County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in North Amherst offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in North Amherst and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in North Amherst are highly rated.
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North Amherst Reviews
My family and I have lived here for 3.5 years, I am a college student. Compared to other places, North Amherst is in the top three places I have ever lived. The community standard for safety is bar none. The bus system is fantastic. The experience for my child in the local school has been great. There is a great, very inexpensive grocery store you must try if ever here, the name is Aldi. Year round, the town has community events; for example, this past weekend we went to a Winter Farmers Market. Excellent.
Amherst can be seen as pretentious but that doesn't take away from the amazing community of acceptance that has built around marginalized groups (although that being said, racial diversity still needs to be worked on).
I have not run int issues with crime and safety. At times the UMASS students can be rowdy, but they are usually cleaned up pretty quickly.