Amherst

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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,400
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$795
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    8
    37
  • Robbery
    16
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    198
    575
  • Theft
    1,360
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$64,731
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

19 reviews
  • Excellent
    1
  • Very Good
    8
  • Average
    8
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    0
Love the town of Amherst! There is just enough to fall in love with it. If you don't fall in love with it, it only takes about 10-15 minutes to get to a bigger city that you would fall in love with. Amherst has many coffee shops and cute shops to go to on a rainy day. Wonderful community feel and the people are so kind. I definitely recommend stopping in Amherst and exploring the area!
  • Visitor
  • 2 months ago
Most employers in my area only offer part time and minimum wage salary. Plus with the monopoly of the Amherst Utilities department and only having electric in our home, it makes it impossible to pay it with the salaries they offer. My boyfriend makes $8.25/hr! How can anyone live off of that?! I work 2 jobs currently, but do not work in Amherst nor do I make minimum wage. But we still cannot make ends meet. Our electricity bill for 1 month was $598. it is just the 2 of us and 2 cats. We are very responsible with our usage of electricity. It is against the law to have a monopoly, but somehow the city of Amherst can get away with this?!?
  • Niche User
  • May 28 2015
I have lived in Amherst my entire life. It is has a great small town feel to it. We have a small downtown area with all mom and pop restaurants and stores where residents go to meet up with friends. I like the fact that the city of Amherst isn't very commercialized, but you can drive a few minutes down the road and have lots to do and see. Amherst is a very close knit and safe community. It is definitely on the rise to become even better.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago