Amherst : Ohio

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What it's Like to Retire in Amherst

Amherst is a small town near Lake Erie that is west of Cleveland. The population is just under 12,000. It is known as the sandstone center of the world for its many quarries; the stone was used in grindstones and in local buildings. Photos courtesy of Wikipedia and Chris Light.

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Where to Retire in Amherst and Home Prices

There are several active communities in the area (see link at top right).  After hovering just over $100,000 for most of 2011 and 2102, the median price of a home jumped to almost $180,000 in late 2012.

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What is special about Amherst

Sandstone capital of the world.

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What is not special about Amherst

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Who will like retirement in Amherst

People who want to be near the Lake in northern Ohio and who want to be in a small town might like it here.

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Climate and Physical Environment

Located west of Cleveland in northern Ohio. The average Jan temp is in the mid 20s and the average July temp in the low 70s.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

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Crime

Crime rate is low.

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Medical facilities

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City of Amherst

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What people are saying about Amherst

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Facts about AMHERST
  • State: OH
  • Environment: Suburban,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: 2000-4000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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