Amherst : Ohio


What It Is 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. Photo of "Sandstone Center of the World" marker courtesy of Wikipedia and Chris Light, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Amherst and Home Prices

There are several active communities in the area (see link at top left).  According to Zillow, the median home index was $175,469 in early 2020.


What Is Special about Amherst

Sandstone capital of the world.


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.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

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Crime rate is low.


Medical Facilities

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Valuable Links

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What people are saying about Amherst

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