Amherst Homes for Sale

Community Overview

Located in Erie County, the town of Amherst is Buffalo’s largest suburb. Amherst is conveniently situated near many of the area’s dining, recreation, nightlife, and entertainment destinations. Owning Amherst real estate will give you an easy 20-minute commute to downtown Buffalo, and Niagara Falls, New York.

The town of Amherst was formed in 1818, and named after British troop leader, Sir Jeffrey Amherst. In the years that followed, the community grew becoming home to many diverse European cultures. Today, those cultures are evident in the area’s architecture, homes, and retail stores.

Amherst residents are highly educated, with one out of four adults having earned a four-year college degree or higher. This higher education is reflected in the above-average median income.

Amherst is a great place to call home. When you visit, don’t be surprised if you never want to leave. Your representative at Stovroff & Taylor Realtors will take you on a tour of the many historic neighborhoods in town, and the newer, growing communities in East Amherst.


School Districts

One of the benefits of owning Amherst real estate is the reputation of the school districts. The Amherst Central School District, the Sweet Home Central School District, and the Williamsville Central School District serve Amherst residents. These districts consistently earn high marks for their quality of their education. In 2011, Business First of Buffalo, the area’s leading business newspaper ranked the 97 school districts serving Western New York.  Find Homes in the Amherst School District 

College and Universities

Four colleges and universities are located in the town of Amherst: the prominent north campus of State University of New York at Buffalo, the north campus of Erie Community College, the Amherst campus ofMedaille CollegeDaemen College, and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute.



Another benefit of owning Amherst real estate is the numerous recreation opportunities. One of the top recreational centers in the area is the Amherst Ice Center used for youth and collegiate hockey, in addition to open ice time for residents. Amherst residents also have access to numerous bike and jogging trails, and many Town parks. There are also many organized youth sports leagues for children in the community.


Amherst’s total population is estimated at 122,400 for 2010, an increase of 5.0% from the 2000 census.

Amherst Real Estate

The Town of Amherst holds many real estate opportunities for all types of home buyers, from large homes on spacious properties, to modest homes, to smaller starter homes. Amherst real estate buyers will be able to find the type of home to best suit their needs. 

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For travel, Amherst relocation, and Amherst real estate needs call Stovroff & Taylor Travel. Or, visit the Stovroff & Taylor Travel website.  Phone: 716-631-4022

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