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Living in Amherst, NY

As the most populous town in upstate New York, Amherst offers an easygoing way of life without the sleepy vibe found in many towns in the area. Partly responsible for its size is a grouping of local universities, including the north campus of the University of Buffalo. Homes for sale in Amherst, NY include everything from quaint Cape Cod-style houses to spacious Colonial homes. Throughout town, restaurants, retailers and shopping centers offer convenience, especially along major thoroughfares like Sheridan Drive and Bailey Ave. To get a solid background on the area, head to the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, an open-air museum that includes 12 historic buildings.