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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This Private European Inspired Estate Property ...

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$2,800,000

  • 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...

Custom 4-bedroom Home To Be Built On Lot 12 In ...

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$1,400,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,629 SqFt
  • 1.70 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

Founders Village  

Custom 4-bedroom Home To Be Built On Lot 12 In The Highly Sought After Neighborhood Of Founder's Village. Build This Custom Open Concept Plan On One Of The Best Lots In The Development Offering Scenic Views! Half A Mile To Amherst Village Center, Clark And Wilkins Schools, Town Tennis Courts, Lib...

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

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$1,380,000

  • 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...

Located In The Desirable Historic Town Center O...

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$1,175,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 7.0 Baths
  • 6,139 SqFt
  • 1.44 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

Located In The Desirable Historic Town Center Of Amherst Nh, This Beautifully Restored 1824 Hip Roof Brick Colonial Is Perfectly Situated On A Oversized 1.70 Acre Manicured Parcel.framed By Heirloom Plantings,english Gardens And Level Lawn Areas This Property Offers The Most State Of The Art Upda...

This Amherst Village Antique Has Been Meticulou...

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$1,150,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 3,407 SqFt
  • 4.30 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

This Amherst Village Antique Has Been Meticulously Updated And Cared For By Its Current Owners. From Installing A Central Ac System, A New Well For Irrigation, New Windows, An Automatic Whole House On-and-off Standby Generator, A New Underground Propane Tank, A New Propane Furnace, And Completely...

This Stunning Six-bedroom, Seven-bathroom Spraw...

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$1,050,000

  • 6 Beds
  • 7.0 Baths
  • 6,189 SqFt
  • 2.08 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

This Stunning Six-bedroom, Seven-bathroom Sprawling Estate Sits On A Large Corner Lot Wrapped In Stonewalls With Lush, Park-like Grounds Boasting An Inground Pool Featuring Three Waterfalls, A Hot Tub, An Outdoor Bar And Gazebo. Perfect For Entertaining, This Home Has A Massive Family Room With C...

Spectacular Home! Great For Entertaining Family...

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$849,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 5.0 Baths
  • 5,537 SqFt
  • 3.69 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

Spectacular Home! Great For Entertaining Family And Friends. Kitchen, Dining Room, Family Room, Sun Room All Open To Each Other. Family Room Has Gas Fireplace And Wet Bar With Mini Fridge. Master Suite Has See Through Gas Fireplace To Bath, Jetted Tub, And Walk In Closet. Bonus Room Over Garage W...

Time And Attention To Detail Can Be Found Throu...

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$844,500

  • 4 Beds
  • 7.0 Baths
  • 5,574 SqFt
  • 8.26 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

Time And Attention To Detail Can Be Found Throughout This 4-5 Bedroom, 7 Bath Colonial Home With Over 6400' Of Living Space And Flexible Floor Plan! Cook's Kitchen, Granite Counters, Even A Cabinet To Safely Stow Your Table Leaves In The Spacious Island. Walk-in Pantry. Oversized Dining Room Perf...

This Beautiful Custom Home Was Designed To Take...

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$724,500

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,849 SqFt
  • 13.40 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

This Beautiful Custom Home Was Designed To Take Advantage Of Incredible Mountain Views From Every Room! Sited In A Most Private Location And Built With The Highest Quality Materials, There Are 9' Ceilings, Hardwood And Tile Floors And A Distributed Music System Throughout The 1st Floors. The Ki...

Living The Dream!! Quintessential New Hampshire...

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$699,000

  • 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...

The Dickey-walker House, A Stunning Federal-sty...

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$699,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 2,803 SqFt
  • 0.93 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

The Dickey-walker House, A Stunning Federal-style Colonial Home In The Heart Of The Amherst Village. Owned By A Saddle And Harness Maker And Then A Blacksmith, This Home Is Steeped In Amherst History. The Current Owners Have Updated The Home To Accommodate A Casually Elegant Lifestyle While Stayi...

As You Enter The Front Door Of This Home, You W...

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$699,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 5,000 SqFt
  • 13.25 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

As You Enter The Front Door Of This Home, You Will Immediately Recognize The Quality Of The Craftsmanship/construction. From The Style To The Layout, Functionality And Elegance, Make This Home Exceptional! With 3 Floors And Almost 5000 Sq Ft Of Finished Living Space, This Home Is Ready For You...

Beautifully Updated From Top To Bottom, This An...

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$675,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 5.0 Baths
  • 3,428 SqFt
  • 12.50 Acres

Residential

Amherst, New Hampshire

 

Beautifully Updated From Top To Bottom, This Antique Colonial Has All The Modern Conveniences Of Today But Holds All The Charm Of Yesteryear! A Car Enthusiasts Or Hobbyists Delight, There Is A 6-8 Car Detached Garage And A 3 Story Barn (w/5 Versatile Rooms For Storage/office Space & 1/2 Bath) Th...

New Construction! EspaÑa Building & Development...

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$669,900

  • 4 Beds
  • 3.0 Baths
  • 3,544 SqFt
  • 2.75 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

Whiting Farm Estates  

New Construction! EspaÑa Building & Development, Inc With 40 Years Of Experience And An Indisputable Reputation For Quality Construction Has Come To Amherst, Nh. This Soon To Be Under Construction Quality Crafted Spacious 3544 Sq/ft, 4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath Colonial Is Located On A 2.75 Acre Premiu...

Beyond The Lush Landscaped Front Yard You Will ...

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$659,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4.0 Baths
  • 4,683 SqFt
  • 1.44 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

Village Woods  

Beyond The Lush Landscaped Front Yard You Will Find A Wonderful Colonial Style Home Located On A Cul De Sac In Lovely Village Woods, A Special Area Close To Amherst Village. Enjoy Numerous Activities In The Backyard Which Is Complete With An All Weather Tennis Court Used For Shuffle Board Or Bask...

Spectacular 12 Room Colonial Home Set On A Priv...

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$649,900

  • 5 Beds
  • 5.0 Baths
  • 6,202 SqFt
  • 7.15 Acres

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Amherst, New Hampshire

 

Spectacular 12 Room Colonial Home Set On A Private, Quiet 7+ Acre Meadow Lot. Great Location - Close To All Major Routes, Walking Trails, Conservation Land. 3 Car Garage, Central Vacuum, 2nd Floor Laundry Room, Four Fireplaces, (3 Gas And 1 Wood Burning) As Well As A Pellet Stove, Corian Counter...

Stunning And Spacious Colonial Home In Private ...

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$649,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 5.0 Baths
  • 3,857 SqFt
  • 10.43 Acres

Residential

Amherst, New Hampshire

 

Stunning And Spacious Colonial Home In Private North Amherst Farms Neighborhood. 4 Bedrooms, 5 Total Bathrooms, And 3 Car Garage. Enter The Property Via An Electronic Gate Down The Private Drive To The 3 Car Auto-open Direct Entry Garage. Large Manicured And Level Front Lawn And Stone Path To Mai...

Exquisite Amherst Colonial Available For The Di...

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$619,900

  • 4 Beds
  • 5.0 Baths
  • 5,086 SqFt
  • 3.67 Acres

Residential

Amherst, New Hampshire

 

Exquisite Amherst Colonial Available For The Distinguished Buyer.enjoy Living In This Beautiful Custom Built Amherst Home That Boasts Elegance, Sophistication And Comfort. Its Open Floor Plan Is Conducive To A Great Lifestyle & Easy Entertaining.this Home Features Formal And Casual Living Space T...

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

Photo of Listing #4167073

$615,000

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

Residential

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.

 

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