Amherst Center

19 reviews
  1. Town in Massachusetts
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$332,600
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,068
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,089
National
$53,046
Children
3%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    50%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

19 reviews
  • Excellent
    0
  • Very Good
    8
  • Average
    8
  • Poor
    3
  • Terrible
    0
If I could live here again, I would say yes. I live on campus at University of Massachusetts - Amherst. The campus offers great security. There are always events and clubs that keep me busy. This area is generally very nice; there are many great restaurants/ cafes, shopping centers, and hobby stores.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago
There are not many crimes in Amherst that I know of. The only crimes that I can thing of occur on campuses where alcohol and safety are a big problem. There have been instances of rape, drug related violence, and other violations, but they are very rare and are always taken care of.
  • Niche User
  • 10 months ago
Living in Amherst is wonderful most of the time. The area is beautiful and peaceful, but the universities bring in life and great events that otherwise wouldn't come. The town has a great feel and the people are highly opinionated and highly involved. I love living here, but I plan on moving to a city in the future. I'd consider moving back here to start a family.
  • Niche User
  • July 24 2015