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Living in Amherst, VA

A perfect rural retreat, Amherst is a picture perfect place to live. The true outdoorsman will never be at a loss for activities as Amherst residents have easy access to the George Washington National Forest as well as the Blue Ridge Parkway where camping, hunting and canoeing are just a few possibilities. Quaint shops and businesses dot the town of Amherst. Local favorites include Traveler’s Restaurant and the Briar Patch. Golf is also popular, as Amherst offers several notable courses.

The beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway passes through the County of Amherst. At 469 miles in total length, this parkway extends from Virginia and into North Carolina via the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy hiking, biking and picnicking at your favorite and scenic overlook while enjoying the spectacular mountain and valley vistas.

Just a hop over the James River you can discover the city of Lynchburg, home of the Hillcats minor league baseball team as well as a host of activities. Shopping, dining and entertainment venues are readily available. Additionally, Amherst and Lynchburg offer seven colleges providing a myriad of undergraduate and graduate opportunities.

While in Lynchburg, why not treat the children to Amazement Square, a fabulous children’s interactive museum. Great for children under 10 years old this four story hands-on museum features exhibits to keep little hands busy! When finished there, continue on to the local Lynchburg Community Market. This farmers market is known to be the third oldest farmer’s Market in the Country. Open year round it plays host to various events each year.

A true gem located just an hour from Charlottesville; Amherst, Virginia is a wonderful place to call home!

Amherst Home inventory breakdown by property type

Of the 29 homes for sale in Amherst, the breakdown of property types is as follows:
76% Single Family, 17% Land/lot and 7% Other.

76% Single Family
17% Land/lot
7% Other

Area details, home facts and figures

Homes for sale 29
Average Home Size 1,662 ft² / 154 m²
Price Range ($47,500 - $999,900)

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 41 years ago.

Information from in and around Amherst...

You are Viewing 1 to 20 of 29 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 317,651. Prices are shown 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 29 homes for sale in Amherst, VA are represented by 3 member brokerages serving the Amherst area. Member brokerages representing the 29 homes include Montague, Miller & Co. Realtors, Dawson Ford Garbee & Co. and Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. .