A balanced combination of residential and business development has made Amherst one of the most successful communities in Upstate New York. This balance affords residents top-notch municipal services and continued investment in community facilities -- such as the  Northtown Center (4 rink ice complex), Buffalo Niagara Heritage Museum, Youth and Senior Centers, Nature View Park (1,200 acres 'forever wild'), and newly acquired Amherst State Park in the Village of Williamsville.

There are several large master-planned residential communities as well as top-ranked schools, convenient shopping, sports and recreation, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, diverse religious denominations and safe streets for our residents. In fact, Amherst has consistently been named one of the top "Safest Cities in America" by Morgan Quitno Press.

Detailed information Population, Land Use, Income and Education can be accessed by clicking on the following: Town of Amherst Profile



  • 80%

    Of New Jobs Created In the Region Have Been Created In Amherst Since 1980

  • $18 Million

    Property Taxes Generated Annually By Current and Past AIDA Projects

  • 48,000 Jobs

    New Jobs Created By Over 300 AIDA Projects