Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsA+
- Crime & SafetyNG
- Good for FamiliesA
- Cost of LivingC-
- Health & FitnessA-
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
South Amherst is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 5,527. South Amherst is in Hampshire County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in South Amherst offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in South Amherst and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in South Amherst are highly rated.
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South Amherst Reviews
Amherst a vibrant college town with UMass and Amherst College. It is very busy during the semesters and quiets down during the holidays and summer. There are many apartment building to select from, however most are occupied by students.There are many restaurants and shops located in the town and its convenient location makes it easy to drive to Boston, New York, and Connecticut.
I enjoying living in the south Amherst part of Amherst. It is rural but close to many urban amenities. With three colleges in town, there are a lot of restaurants, live music, shops, museums, cultural activities, farms, and open space. Expensive housing combined with a very high tax rate, makes it challenging to live in town on a limited income. Residents are vocal and active in town affairs, which is why many say, "Amherst, where only the h is silent."