Amherst, NY

Offering an assortment of historic districts, cultural amenities, and architectural highlights, New York’s Amherst is located at the eastern end of Lake Erie. A few miles from New York State’s second largest city, Amherst provides a suburban alternative to Buffalo. Well-known for its low crime statistics, Amherst has been repeatedly ranked as one of the Safest Cities in America, based on annual reports by the FBI.

About Amherst, NY

A growing area, Amherst has a population of approximately 122,366 residents. Located within Amherst is one of the nation’s top tier 1 research facilities, University at Buffalo. Four separate public-school districts are also located within the town, including Williamsville Central School District, Amherst Central School District, Sweet Home Central School District, and Clarence Central School District.


Things To Do in Amherst, NY

Several festivals are celebrated throughout the year in Amherst. A popular New York attraction, the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is located within the town. The University at Buffalo Stadium, Alumni Arena and the Amherst Audubon Field are both located in Amherst and are regularly utilized by the University at Buffalo. A century-old newspaper, the Amherst Bee serves as the area’s main news source.


Travel Options

An ideal location for residents and visitors alike, Amherst is easily accessible via a variety of travel options. Located in the eastern part of Amherst, the Buffalo Niagara International Airport provides convenient access to air travel for all locals and visitors. Interstate 90, also known as the New York State Thruway, passes through the southern part of town.


Town of Amherst

5583 Main Street Williamsville, NY 14221




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