About the Town
The Town of Amherst, located in the lovely Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, is a diverse, inclusive community offering numerous educational and cultural opportunities.
Host to Amherst College, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the Town enjoys a tradition of open, professional, and high level of government services, quality education, support for open space and agriculture, and respect for its history.
General Information About Amherst
Representative Town Meeting
5-Member Select Board
Bordered by: Hadley to the west; Sunderland and Leverett to the north; Shutesbury, Pelham, and Belchertown to the east; and Granby and South Hadley to the south.
23 miles from Springfield, 18 miles from Greenfield, 50 miles from Pittsfield, 87 miles from Boston, and 157 miles from Newy York City