Amherst encompasses the village of Williamsville as well as the hamlets of Eggertsville, Getzville, Snyder, Swormville, and East Amherst. Amherst offers residents a suburban feel and there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks to visit around the area.

History of Amherst

The Town of Amherst was created by the State of New York on April 10, 1818. It was named after Lord Jeffrey Amherst. Amherst is situated on the northern boundary of the county, with Clarence on the east, Tonawanda on the west, Cheektowaga on the south, and Niagara County on the north. The following areas are governed and run by the Town of Amherst as well: Eggertsville, Getzville, East Amherst, North Bailey, Snyder, and West Amherst. In July of 2010, CNNMoney ranked Amherst 42nd in a list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in America, and Amherst was selected as one of America’s 100 Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise Alliance!

Landmarks & Culture in Amherst and East Amherst

  • One-Room Schoolhouse
  • St. Mary of the Angels Motherhouse
  • Amherst State Park
  • University at Buffalo (North Campus - Nationally Ranked Tier 1 Research University)
  • Jewish Repertory Theatre
  • Amherst Symphony Orchestra
  • Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Why Buy a House in Amherst?

  • Amherst has highly rated public schools
  • There are many cultural, educational, and business components
  • It is a vibrant, diverse, and safe community to live in

See available properties for sale and contact real estate agent Kimberly Addelman and her team at Village Home Sales today to learn more about Amherst!