A rural-suburban town with a population of just over 11,000 at the last census (2010), Amherst is located in Hillsborough County, adjacent to Nashua, Merrimack, Hollis, Milford, Mont Vernon and Bedford. Its town center, called Amherst Village, is a picturesque historic district with an oval-shaped common, or green, where parades and other community events take place. Amherst’s Fourth of July parade is one of the biggest in the state, often attended by state and national politicians, and followed by a day of festivities on the common, including a petting zoo, tented art galleries, and food vendors.
Amherst schools include two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school, located near the Village and along Boston Post Road. Students from Mont Vernon also attend the middle and high schools. The district’s strong school system is a major factor attracting many families to the area.
According to city-data.com, Amherst’s estimated median income in 2012 was $115,680, and its median home price was $366,758.
For more information, visit the town’s website: amherstnh.gov
For school information, visit the district’s website: www.sau39.org
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