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)
(603) 673-4411
(603) 673-2343

Amherst Middle School (6-8)
(603) 673-8944

Souhegan High School (9-12)
(603) 673-8786

If you're considering buying a home in historic Amherst, New Hampshire, give Jim Miller Bean Group 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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13 Carriage Rd, Amherst

$1,499,000 - 7 Beds, 7 Baths, 6,208 Sf

MLS® # 4807450

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1 Trask Way, Amherst

$1,175,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,835 Sf

MLS® # 4783764

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54 Chestnut Hill Rd, Amherst

$1,125,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 4,163 Sf

MLS® # 4805463

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4 Founders Way, Amherst

$1,099,000 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 5,213 Sf

MLS® # 4808569

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26 The Flume, Amherst

$995,000 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 7,888 Sf

MLS® # 4792036

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11 Founders Way, Amherst

$899,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,743 Sf

MLS® # 4808061

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20 Saddle Hill Rd, Amherst

$890,000 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 5,142 Sf

MLS® # 4791082

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87 Horace Greeley Rd, Amherst

$849,900 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 8,500 Sf

MLS® # 4804388

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13 Town Farm Rd, Amherst

$789,000 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,254 Sf

MLS® # 4780177

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19 Brook Rd, Amherst

$759,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,220 Sf

MLS® # 4795674

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13 Church St, Amherst

$705,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,668 Sf

MLS® # 4806771

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16 Walnut Hill Rd, Amherst

$699,900 - 6 Beds, 6 Baths, 4,655 Sf

MLS® # 4798423

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2 Jewitt Lane Dr, Amherst

$699,900 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,500 Sf

MLS® # 4783443

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2 Jewitt Lane Dr, Amherst

$679,900 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,600 Sf

MLS® # 4804530

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11 Saddle Hill Rd, Amherst

$679,000 - 5 Beds, 3 Baths, 5,372 Sf

MLS® # 4797169

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36 Thornton Ferry 1 Rd, Amherst

$649,900 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 5,488 Sf

MLS® # 4802328

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79 Horace Greeley Rd, Amherst

$639,000 - 3 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,100 Sf

MLS® # 4806651

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2 Old Mont Vernon Rd, Amherst

$629,900 - 4 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,083 Sf

MLS® # 4807320

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5 Nathan Lord Dr, Amherst

$620,000 - 4 Beds, 4 Baths, 5,080 Sf

MLS® # 4808835

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4 General Amherst Rd, Amherst

$598,000 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,301 Sf

MLS® # 4808124

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9 Mt Vernon Rd, Amherst

$594,900 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 3,291 Sf

MLS® # 4780101

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2 Bradford Way Dr, Amherst

$589,900 - 4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,500 Sf

MLS® # 4783449

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11 Hemlock Hill Rd, Amherst

$529,000 - 5 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,804 Sf

MLS® # 4806521

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15 Old Mail Rd, Amherst

$525,000 - 2 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,236 Sf

MLS® # 4802681

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2 Sherburne Dr, Amherst

$514,900 - 6 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,864 Sf

MLS® # 4807707

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Listing information last updated on June 7th, 2020 at 3:06am EDT.