Amherst

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
Data not available
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    4%
  • Own
    96%

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
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,063
National
$53,046
Children
7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    14%

    Amherst Reviews

    1 review
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    There are only a few local businesses within a ten minute drive of my house. One is a gas station, another is an alpaca farm store, and another is a summer cabin rental business. All of them are very well run when considering the size of the area and the number of people who work there, which is very small. Through no fault of their own, the businesses here just do not do well when in comparison to what we need to get on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
    • Niche User
    • Apr 13 2015
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