The town of Amherst, New York is located in the Buffalo metropolitan area.
The character of Amherst is exemplified by its calm ambience. This town is reasonably quiet, as the streets tend to be tranquil - although that is not the case around Governor Thomas E Dewey Thruway, Interstate 290 or the airport (Buffalo Niagara International Airport). Finally, it is easy to get to public green spaces in the town and there are about 20 of them close by for residents to enjoy.
In Amherst, many of buildings are single detached homes, while small apartment buildings make up most of the remaining housing stock. This town offers mainly four or more bedroom and three bedroom homes. Roughly three quarters of the units in the town are occupied by home owners whereas the rest are rented. Around one third of properties in this part of the Buffalo metropolitan area were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
There are only a limited number of high schools and primary schools in Amherst and accordingly they can be a rather long walk away. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools. When it comes to eating, some home buyers in Amherst may be able to access one of over 50 grocery stores on foot, while others will have to use a vehicle. There are also a few options for those who value close by restaurants and cafes.
This part of the Buffalo metropolitan area is especially car friendly. It is a reasonably short drive to the closest highway, such as Interstate 290, from anywhere in Amherst, and it is very easy to park. However, this town is not very transit friendly. Nonetheless, there are around 10 bus lines passing through the town, and the nearest bus stop is generally within walking distance. It is difficult for people traveling on foot to navigate Amherst because running daily errands is at times challenging.