Learn more about homes in Amherst, VA

Welcome to Amherst, Virginia

Amherst County is located near the geographical center of Virginia with elevations from 500 feet to 4000 feet and provides spectacular rolling countryside. Water is abundant from the James River to the many streams originating in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Most of the northwestern part of the County is part of the George Washington National Forest.

Amherst County was formed in 1761 from neighboring Albemarle and Fluvanna Counties. Named for Sir Jeffrey Amherst, the acclaimed "conqueror of Canada" and Governor of Virginia, Amherst is the county seat. The climate is mild with an average annual temperature of 56 degrees.

Places of interest located in Amherst County, Virginia include the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, a retreat for artists of all kinds to relax and express their talent in a serene and off-the-beaten-path atmosphere.  The James River provides ample opportunities for canoeing, hiking, cycling and jogging.

While Amherst is a small town, it is one of family pride and notable history.

Amherst Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 37 homes for sale in Amherst, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
49% Single Family, 38% Land/lot and 14% Other.

49% Single Family
38% Land/lot
14% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 37
Average Home Size 1,128 ft² / 105 m²
Price Range ($36,500 - $850,000)

Weather in Amherst

The average high temperatures in Amherst range from 46 in January to 87 in July

Average home income in Amherst

The average household income of a Amherst resident is $60,391 with an average home value of $161,089

Population of Amherst

Amherst has 10,647 residents.

Home ownership in Amherst

The average level of home ownership in Amherst is 75%.

Education breakdown of Amherst

Education levels of residents of Amherst include: highschool 34%, associate 5%, bachelor 11%, graduate 5%.

Households in Amherst

Amherst has 3,953 homes, built on average 42 years ago.

Information from in and around Amherst...

You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 37 homes for sale in Amherst. These homes are comprised of Single Family, Land/lot and Other. The average list price of these property results is 226,832. Prices are displayed as US Dollar. For more information on these homes for sale in Amherst please contact our member brokerages to schedule a showing or view an open house.

The 37 homes for sale in Amherst, VA are represented by 3 member brokerages serving the Amherst area. Member brokerages representing the 37 homes include Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., Montague, Miller & Co. Realtors and Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. .