Living in Amherst, Massachusetts

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Amherst Chamber of Commerce
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Northampton Chamber of Commerce
Amherst Area Information

The Town of Amherst, known for being a diverse and inclusive community, is located in the picturesque Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Amherst and its surrounding areas are bubbling with culture, art, music, fine dining, theater and history and offer activitiesand resources that can be enjoyed by all ages. The Amherst Public School System has an exceptional reputation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Amherst enjoys a tradition of open professional government, quality education and support for open space and agriculture. Looking for a metropolitan connection? Amherst is located:

12 miles east of Northampton, MA
30 miles north of Springfield, MA
53 miles north of Hartford, CT
90 miles west of Boston, MA, and
175 miles northeast of New York City, NY