The Town of Amherst has reason to celebrate. The Northtowns community has been named the number one place to live in New York State, according to Money Magazine.

Amherst is an eastern suburb of Buffalo with a population of 125,024 and includes the Village of Williamsville. Amherst is in Erie County and has been named as one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Amherst offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes.

There is an abundance of restaurants, coffee shops, shopping centers, attractions, businesses, and parks. Additionally, SUNY at Buffalo's North campus and a few smaller colleges are located within the town.

The public schools in Amherst include Williamsville Central, Amherst Central and Sweet Home Central, and are highly rated. Many young professionals and retirees live in Amherst.

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