Just 15 miles southwest of New Hampshire’s largest city sits the village of Amherst, full of history, architecture, and natural beauty. The city, located in Hillsborough county, was incorporated in 1760 and is home to Baboosic Lake, Hodgman State Forest, Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Joe English Reservation. The village green is the site of many community events, including a Christmas tree lighting, band concerts, and a large Fourth of July celebration every year.
Two major highways pass through Amherst, making commuting a breeze. In addition, Amherst is less than 25 minutes to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. While rich in history, Amherst continues to grow its vibrant commercial and business districts. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the “Antiques Trail” located along Route 101A in Amherst and Milford. Other highlights include the Congregational Church, the Soldiers’ Monument, the Second Meetinghouse, and numerous restaurants and shops.