Amherst, New Hampshire has a population of more than 11,000, which continues to grow each year as people are attracted to its well-regarded school system. The Town of Amherst is a quiet picturesque community.
Amherst prides itself on preserving its colonial flair, the centerpiece of which is the village green in the center of town. The Amherst town center is filled with antique colonial homes, the original Amherst school house, Village Market, Amherst Town Hall, a real estate office and the Congregational Church. Most of Amherst�s industry and commerce is located on route 101A, outside the center of the town.
Amherst prides itself as one of the first towns to be visited by political delegates. Residents enjoy annual events such as the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, the fourth of July Parade and band concert, and Halloween festivities, all of which strengthen the ties in the community.
Area students, along with those from neighboring Mont Vernon, attend the award-winning Souhegan High School, which is aimed at producing community leaders. Souhegan operates under the Coalition of Essential Schools curriculum, a novel approach to education that emphasizes student independence.
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