Welcome to Amherst

Discover the Heart of New England Charm

Nestled in the embrace of New England charm, Amherst offers a unique blend of historic allure and modern convenience. A close-knit community with a combination of rural landscapes and urban amenities, this area is a picturesque haven that seamlessly intertwines the past with the present. As the center of the community, Amherst Village boasts a quintessential New England town ambiance, surrounded by quality restaurants, local businesses, and the warmth of its residents.

What to Love

  • Historic Elegance: Immerse yourself in the enchanting historic architecture that defines Amherst Village, creating a timeless and charming atmosphere.
  • Annual Celebrations: Join the community in vibrant events like the Annual Fourth of July Celebration and Parade, fostering a sense of togetherness and shared joy.
  • Local Delights: Explore the diverse culinary scene at quality restaurants like LaBelle Winery & Bistro, The Black Forest Cafe, and Monarquia Authentic Mexican Restaurant.

Local Lifestyle

Embrace a lifestyle where the past meets the present, fostering a close-knit community spirit. Amherst celebrates its rich history through various events, creating a welcoming atmosphere for residents and visitors alike.

Dining and Entertainment

Satisfy your palate with an array of dining options that showcase the culinary diversity of the area. Indulge in the exceptional offerings at The Bistro at LaBelle Winery, where local wines complement delectable dishes. For golf enthusiasts, the Amherst Country Club and its golf course provide not only a scenic course but also a charming setting for events. Discover the charm of local markets at Moulton's Kitchen & Market, offering a delightful shopping experience. Additionally, Monarquia Authentic Mexican Restaurant invites you to savor the rich flavors of Mexico, adding a touch of international flair to the local dining scene.

Things to Do

Beyond the architectural charm and community events, Amherst provides a range of activities to suit various interests. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature at Ponemah Bog, a serene spot perfect for nature walks and birdwatching. Families can enjoy the sun and sand at Amherst Town Beach at Baboosic Lake, creating lasting memories by the water. Additionally, community engagement takes center stage during festive events like the Halloween in Amherst Village celebration, bringing neighbors together for a delightful experience.


For those with educational needs, Amherst provides a range of options:

  • Explore the academic excellence at Souhegan Coop High School.
  • Foster your child's growth at Clark-Wilkins Elementary School, Mont Vernon Village School, or Amherst Middle School.

Come experience the charm, the history, and the warm community spirit that makes Amherst a truly special place to call home.

Overview for Amherst, NH

774 people live in Amherst, where the median age is 39.9 and the average individual income is $103,987. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Amherst, NH

There's plenty to do around Amherst, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Grazing Gourmet, Tastee Kone, and Trombly Gardens.

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Dining · $$ 3.33 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.38 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.57 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.4 miles 11 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Shopping 4.12 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.34 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Amherst, NH

Amherst has 268 households, with an average household size of 2.89. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Amherst do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 774 people call Amherst home. The population density is 1,065.6 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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47.16 / 52.84%

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Schools in Amherst, NH

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The following schools are within or nearby Amherst. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Clark-Wilkins School
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