The Town of Amherst is the heart of the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts, and is a diverse, inclusive
community offering numerous educational and cultural opportunities. Amherst is host to Amherst & Hampshire
Colleges and the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts. Amherst is frequently referred to as the best
college town in America. The Town enjoys a tradition of open & professional government, exceptional education, high
quality recreation and agriculture, and an unparalleled respect for history. Amherst is located adjacent to Northampton,
23 miles from Springfield, 87 miles from Boston and 157 miles from New York City.