Amherst

17 reviews
  1. Suburb of Manchester, NH
NG
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    NG
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    NG
  4. Nightlife
    NG
  5. Good for Families
    NG
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    NG
  8. Weather
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
    NG
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    NG
  12. Commute
    NG
Suburb of
Manchester

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$336,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,682
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    53
    264
  • Murder
    9
    5
  • Rape
    0
    37
  • Robbery
    18
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    151
    575
  • Theft
    1,517
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    9
    257

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$115,898
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

17 reviews
  • Excellent
    7
  • Very Good
    7
  • Average
    2
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    1
Amherst is the hidden gem in New Hampshire. The only reason it doesn't make the Niche list, is because they utilize the wrong population data. Amherst has about 11,000 residents(Niche says 490). The wonders in this town are many including Baboosic Lake Town Beach, Pond Parrish, Joe English Nature Preserve, Peabody Mill Environmental Center, two 18 hole golf courses, Bragdon Hill for winter sledding, Joshua's Park for the little one's, the Amherst Village which is on the national historic register and many, many other gems. The schools are progressive. Some parents question why they don't make the US News Ranking. It primary has to do with the curriculum not being aligned to the state test. The curriculum and school is more closely modeled after some of the best school systems in the world, and is ranked on US News as the #3 school in the state for College Readiness. The neighborhoods are safe, the people a very well educated and there is not the "keeping-up-with-the-Jones'" that is prevalent in our neighbor to the north. We could not have chosen a better place to raise our family.
  • Niche User
  • 7 months ago
While the area itself is a great area, it's the people who live in Amherst are the problem. I'm the second generation to go through the Amherst school system. The feeling of superficiality hasn't changed. I was extremely bullied throughout my time in high school, to the point of severe depression and suicidal tendencies. If you're someone who likes to "keep up with the Jones", then this won't be a bad place for you. However, if you aren't obsessed with money and actually seek real friendships, this place will likely not meet your needs.
  • Niche User
  • 7 months ago
Small townships like ours progress upward in a variety of ways. Primarily open to contributing factors of the surrounding towns, there is a harmony to be found in the meaningful and substantial growth this community attains throughout time. When considering how I view this place, to me it is unlike many other rural-suburban areas as it exemplifies both cooperative agriculture capabilities alongside industrious labor attitudes that proliferate a means of enhancing both communal diversity and colloquial efforts of growth and inter connectivity.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 14 2016