Amherst has beauty and brains. Really, it’s the entire package.
The town – the most populous in Hampshire County – is a vibrant, intellectual hub. Three prestigious colleges call Amherst home: Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Bask in the academic tradition as you stroll through the grand campuses and recite poetry (try local heroine Emily Dickinson) under a towering elm tree.
Amherst’s youthful, lively downtown boasts an independent movie theater, diverse restaurants, and a handful of coffee shops, breweries, and bookstores set against the backdrop of historical architecture and blooming flower gardens. Yes, it looks like a movie set for a quintessential New England town – only Amherst is the real deal.
352 E. Hadley Rd., Amherst, MA 01002
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1046 South East Street, Amherst, MA 01002
Spring St. and S. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01004
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31 Campus Plaza Road, Amherst, MA 01002
314 College Street, Amherst, MA 01002