Amherst Ranked Among America’s Safest Cities Again

Amherst, New York, has once again been included in the list of American cities with the lowest crime rate, and Realtor Michael Olear cites this and other reasons why many homebuyers have continued interest in the town’s available properties.

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As the largest suburb of Buffalo, Amherst’s location can be described as being more than ideal, being in close proximity to places like Niagara Falls, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario, as well as the numerous state parks found in the region.

Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) February 15, 2011

The town of Amherst in Erie County, New York, has been included again in the list of America’s Safest Cities in 2010. The list, based on city crime rate rankings that use reported data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, shows Amherst in the number 6 spot. Amherst has been constantly included in the list throughout the years, even managing to rank second in 2006. It’s a fact that hasn’t escaped the notice of homebuyers, making Amherst, New York, real estate much sought after properties.

“We’re always honored to be recognized as one of the safest places to live in the country,” says Realtor Michael Olear of the Olear Realty Group. “Our low crime rate has also made us one of America’s Best Places to Live according to CNNMoney.com’s annual list, which is one of the reasons behind the continuing interest in Amherst homes for sale among many buyers and investors.“

As the largest suburb of Buffalo, Amherst’s location can be described as being more than ideal, being in close proximity to places like Niagara Falls, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario, as well as the numerous state parks found in the region. In addition, Amherst reaps the many benefits from being home to a number of educational institutions, which includes the University at Buffalo and Daemen College.

The median value of homes in Amherst has remained at a relatively affordable level, with housing options that range from comfortable starter homes to classic, remarkably well-maintained homes from the mid 1800’s in the village of Williamsville area, along with more contemporary townhouses, condos, and custom-built luxury residences. In short, the housing market here is varied enough to have something for just about every taste and preference.

“Amherst offers people the chance to live the good life without having to spend too much for the privilege,” says Olear. “If you want to live in a place composed of serene, wooded neighborhoods, numerous green and open spaces, plus good schools, easy access to a wealth of shops and restaurants, and an enviable location close to a major metropolis, then you will love Amherst.”

Read more about Buffalo by checking out the Olear Realty Group’s Buffaloism blog at olearrealtygroup.com. For more information on Amherst and Buffalo real estate for sale, as well as other choice properties in nearby areas, contact Michael Olear or visit the Olear.com website.

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