"Money Magazine" has ranked Amherst as one of the best places to live.  The magazine puts out a list of the Top 100 places to live each year, and this year Amherst came in at #48.  Some of the factors used in determining the rankings were good employers, proximity to Niagara Falls and the fact that residents like where they live and don't seem so eager to move out of the area.  In 2010 Amherst was ranked at #42.  Last year, the Town of Amherst did not make the rankings.