Amherst New Hampshire
The Town of Amherst is located in the southern tier of the State of New Hampshire in Hillsborough County on the western edge of the Merrimack Valley and the eastern edge of the Monadnock region. It is equidistant to New Hampshire’s two largest cities, Manchester and Nashua, which are both less than 15 miles to their downtowns.
There are two major east/west state highways (Route 101 and 101-A) that pass through Amherst and provide easy access to the main north/south travel corridors of the state (US Route 3 and Interstate 93). In addition, Amherst is less than 15 miles from the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport which provides direct and connecting service to most major airports.
With a population of approximately 12,000 residents and a land area of nearly 35 square miles, we are a growing suburban-rural community that has successfully maintained many desirable historic and rural characteristics. While retaining our rural feel, Amherst has enjoyed growth in commercial development and has a vibrant business district adjacent to the Route 101-A corridor that is home to many national retailers. There is a significant amount of undeveloped industrial land in the same area of town, which is also home to several existing businesses ranging from start-ups to a large regional warehousing operation.