Amherst, New Hampshire

Centered around the beautiful village green at its center, Amherst, New Hampshire is a quiet bedroom community with just under 12,000 residents with most of its commercial and retail businesses located on Route 101A. Set along the Souhegan River, Amherst contains the Chapel Museum, the Wigwam Museum and countless colonial homes.  Amherst children attend the highly credited SAU 39 school district which includes the Clark and Wilkins Elementary Schools, Amherst Middle School and the award-winning Souhegan High School (along with students from nearby Mont Vernon).

In addition to several historical sites and museums, Amherst is home to the Amherst Country Club, the Souhegan Woods Golf Course and the smaller Buckmeadow Golf Club. Also located in beautiful Amherst is Baboosic Lake. Swimming, kayaking, canoeing and fishing are allowed on this quiet, 222 acre lake. Many antique shops and flea markets dot the surrounding area of Amherst.

Firmly rooted in agriculture, Amherst, New Hampshire was first established in 1728 as Narragansett No. 3, and later as Souhegan No. 3.  In 1760 the town was chartered as Amherst after General Jeffrey Amherst, a British commander at the time.  Over the next 75 years, the large town of Amherst was made smaller through land grants offered to create other towns such as Merrimack, Milford and Mont Vernon.  In 1769 Amherst became the first seat of Hillsborough County and contained the courthouse, jail and even the whipping post.  By 1879 offices governing the county had been relocated to Manchester or Nashua and the courthouse was relegated to becoming the Amherst town hall.  Horace Greeley, founder of the New York Tribune was born in Amherst in 1811.  A state historic marker designates his home which still stands today.

The village green of Amherst is the most notable landmark in town. The area is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and also is protected by a local historic district. The town center is filled with colonial homes.

Amherst New Hampshire has grown a great deal over the past few decades and school enrollment has been a hot-button issue of late.  Many options are being offered in an effort to accept a larger student enrollment while maintaining the high standards of learning that the school district is known for. Currently, students attend the Clark Elementary School from kindergarten to first grade then Wilkins Elementary from second grade to fourth.  Amherst Middle School houses grades five through eight and Souhegan High School maintains grades nine through twelve (which includes students from neighboring Mont Vernon).  Souhegan High School uses the Coalition of Essential Schools curriculum which involves a less structured student workload that encourages student independence.  From the words of their mission statement: "Souhegan High School aspires to be a community of learners born of respect, trust and courage."  Their awards include: 1994 NH Secondary School of the Year, 1995 NH Secondary Principal of the Year and 1996 Redbook Magazine's "Best in New Hampshire"

Wilkins Elementary School(k-1)
Clark Elementary School (2-5)
    Gerard St. Amand, Principal
    Brenda Martucci, Assistant Principal
    Meg Trainor, Assistant Principal
    (603) 673-4411
    (603) 673-2343

Amherst Middle School (6-8)
    Porter Dodge, Principal
    Deb Martel, Assistant Principal
    (603) 673-8944

Souhegan High School (9-12)
    Scott Prescott, Principal
    Edward Houlihan, Dean of Students
    (603) 673-8786

If you're considering buying a home in historic Amherst, New Hampshire, give Jim Miller Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage a call at (603) 801-3987.  We've done all the hard work, now let us show you why purchasing a home in Amherst, New Hampshire will be the best decision you've ever made.

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$3,100,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 7.0 Baths
  • 7,703 SqFt
  • 47.00 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

This Private European Inspired Estate Property Includes A Slate Roof Custom Designed Home, A Unique Multi-level Barn On 47 Acres Offering 180 Degree Views. A Fabulous Place To Call Home! This Architecturally Designed Cape Has Exquisite Craftsmanship Throughout. The Home’s Landscape Design Is Equ...

Gorgeous 5 Bedroom Colonial In A Private Yet Co...

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$1,750,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 8.0 Baths
  • 8,000 SqFt
  • 21.62 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

Gorgeous 5 Bedroom Colonial In A Private Yet Convenient Location In The Very Desirable Town Of Amherst. Situated On Over 21 Beautiful Acres With Long Distance Views Of The Mountains. Home Has 5 Bedrooms And 8 Baths, Media Room, Guest Suite, 6 Car Garage With Additional "barn" On Lower Level For E...

This Horse Property Features A 7 Stall (room Fo...

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$1,395,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 4,200 SqFt
  • 22.75 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

This Horse Property Features A 7 Stall (room For 11) Barn With Radiant Heat Isles And Attached Well Insulated 66'x144' Indoor Riding Arena.the House Is 4 Bedrooms Over Looking Pastures, With A Stunning View To Boston, Upstairs Laundry And Extra Room, Master Bath W/ Dual Showers, Jacuzzi Tub, Dual...

This Spacious Turn-key Home Offers All The Amen...

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$1,085,000

  • 6 Beds
  • 7.0 Baths
  • 8,020 SqFt
  • 2.08 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

This Spacious Turn-key Home Offers All The Amenities You Could Ever Want. Step Into A Pristine Gourmet Kitchen With Granite Countertops And Stainless Steel Appliances Including Two Refrigerators And Double Ovens Or Entertain In The Great Room With Its Fully Functional Bar Area! You'll Love The Fe...

Construction Quality And Finishes To Be Consist...

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$925,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,428 SqFt
  • 1.67 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

Founders Village  

Construction Quality And Finishes To Be Consistent With All The Luxury Homes Already In Founders Village. 10 Ft Basement Walls For Future Finished Walkout Basement. Extensive Trim Package, Granite And Soapstone Counters, Highest Quality Hardwood Floors, Upgraded Lighting. Thermador Appliance Pack...

Living The Dream!! Quintessential New Hampshire...

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$799,900

  • 5 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 4,059 SqFt
  • 13.00 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

Living The Dream!! Quintessential New Hampshire Beauty Circa 1830 On 13 Choices Acres Bound By Stone Walls In Desirable Amherst Location. All Updated Systems. Enormous Cherry Kitchen With Numerous Windows To The Outside. Large Cherry Paneled Family Room With Fireplace And Sliders To The Sun Roo...

A Timeless Classic In An Exceptional Neighborho...

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$799,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 4,619 SqFt
  • 8.23 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

A Timeless Classic In An Exceptional Neighborhood! Welcome To High Meadow! A Custom Home By Pre-eminent Builder, Ron Rees, Awaits. Follow The Gentle Curve Amidst Majestic Trees & Arrive In The Circular Drive. The Impressive Scale & Detail Of The Brick Exterior Is Echoed Once Inside, Where A D...

Custom 4-bedroom Home To Be Built On This Spraw...

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$744,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,022 SqFt
  • 3.80 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

Founders Village  

Custom 4-bedroom Home To Be Built On This Sprawling Lot Within The Beautiful Development Of Founders Village. Choose From Several Other House Designs Or Bring Your Own Plan. Walking Distance To Town And Minutes To Schools, Shopping And Major Commuting Routes.

If Your Looking For Something Special In Amhers...

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$660,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 4,984 SqFt
  • 2.07 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

If Your Looking For Something Special In Amherst This Is Truly A "gem"! Located On Over 2 Acres Of Beautifully Landscaped Yard And Gardens Just Waiting To Bloom! The First Floor Boasts Custom Built French Kitchen With Beautiful Granite And Top Of The Line Appliances. The Kitchen Is Open To The La...

Amazing Opportunity To Reside In This Amherst H...

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$639,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,312 SqFt
  • 0.33 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

Amazing Opportunity To Reside In This Amherst Hip Roofed Colonial ,once The Second County Courthouse Where Daniel Webster Made His Maiden Plea. This 18th Century Home Is Significant In Amherst History And Is Updated To Today's Standards With All The Charm And Character Intact.there Are 4 Bedrooms...

An Architectural Masterpiece, Manicured Grounds...

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$635,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 2,856 SqFt
  • 5.88 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

An Architectural Masterpiece, Manicured Grounds...a Secluded Country Estate! Surrounded By Nature, This Pristine Home Takes Every Advantage Of Its' Exceptional Bucolic Setting. Through Iron Gates, Between Stone Stanchions With Rare Tapestry Granite, A Gently Curving Driveway Brings You Past Quin...

If You Are Looking For Lake Living At It's Fine...

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$625,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 2.0 Baths
  • 2,300 SqFt
  • 0.23 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

If You Are Looking For Lake Living At It's Finest In A Fully Upgraded Home That Has Everything Look No Further. This Fabulous Pristine Colonial Has It All. The Custom Kitchen Was Designed For Entertaining All Year Round. Any Chef Would Love The 6 Burner Wolf Gas Range, Stainless Steel Double O...

Wow!!! Look At This Spacious And Beautiful Hou...

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$625,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 6.0 Baths
  • 5,797 SqFt
  • 6.32 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

North Amherst Farms  

Wow!!! Look At This Spacious And Beautiful House At This Amazing Price In This Exclusive Neighborhood. Imagine Pulling Up To This 5 Bedroom 4 Bath 5,569 Square Ft Home Each Day. Imagine The Family Gatherings You Can Have With This Great Open Floor Plan Perfect For Entertaining. Wood Floors Thr...

Fabulous Amherst Home At End Of Cul-de-sac. Rem...

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$625,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 6.0 Baths
  • 4,407 SqFt
  • 3.58 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

Pulpit Meadow  

Fabulous Amherst Home At End Of Cul-de-sac. Remodeled Kitchen With Viking Appliances, Quartz Counters, And Tile Floors. Vaulted Family Room With Floor-length Fireplace And Built In Entertainment Center. First Floor Office With Built In Work Centers And Cork Floor. Living Room With Fireplace And C...

Photos Are The Same House Previously Built In M...

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$599,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,430 SqFt
  • 6.84 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

Photos Are The Same House Previously Built In Merrimack. This House To Be Built By Area Craftsman On A Private 6+ Acre Wooded Lot, 3430 Sq Ft, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Car Garage, Gas Fireplace, Central Ac, Very Generous Allowances Will Let You Customize This Home . Plans On File. Will Build To Suite Also.

To Be Built. Customize This Plan, Choose From S...

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$599,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,278 SqFt
  • 1.70 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

To Be Built. Customize This Plan, Choose From Several Others Or Bring Your Own. This Beautiful Lot Backs Up To Founders Village Conservation Land And Is Walking Distance To Town. Minutes To Schools, Shopping And Major Commuting Routes.

Motivated Seller!!! Historic Amherst Village On...

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$579,900

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,144 SqFt
  • 2.45 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

Motivated Seller!!! Historic Amherst Village On 2.45+ Acres. Classic Architectural Design With An Open Concept Floor Plan. Some Features Include Vaulted Ceilings, Granite, And Hardwood Throughout. Large First Floor Laundry Room. Mud Room With Tile Flooring, Large Closet And Built Ins. Master Suit...

A Commanding Presence, An Idyllic Setting...a C...

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$579,900

  • 5 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 4,325 SqFt
  • 4.05 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

A Commanding Presence, An Idyllic Setting...a Classic Colonial, Thoughtfully Enhanced! Just Outside Amherst Village, Drive Down A Bucolic Country Lane And Approach Beautifully Manicured Grounds. Step Onto A Welcoming Farmer's Porch And Into A Dramatic Foyer Flanked By An Elegant Dining Room & For...

Best Deal In Town! Professionally Staged & Show...

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$575,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 4,400 SqFt
  • 0.87 Acres

Residential

Amherst, New Hampshire

 

Best Deal In Town! Professionally Staged & Shows Like A Model! This Beautiful Home Was Originally Erected In 1750 As A Bark Mill, Then Made Into A Home In 1798. It Was Moved 3 Times In The 1800's & Now Sits At It's Final Resting Place In The Heart Of The Village! It's Lovingly Maintained Preserv...

This Quintessential Cape Sits Proudly In The He...

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$559,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 7.0 Baths
  • 4,672 SqFt
  • 1.42 Acres

Residential

Amherst, New Hampshire

Jasper Valley  

This Quintessential Cape Sits Proudly In The Heart Of Jasper Valley. A Circular Driveway Leads You Past The Prof. Landscaped Grounds Into The 2 Story Foyer. The Formal Lr Has A Brick Fp With Mantle & Granite Hearth. The Dr Is Full Of Natural Light From The Bay Window. A Brand New Kitchen Is Compl...

 

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