Homes For Sale in Amherst, Nova Scotia

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Amherst at a glance

Amherst, Cumberland, is a charming community with an average commute time of just under two hours to Halifax, the nearest major city. The local lifestyle is a blend of rural tranquility and small-town charm, with a strong sense of community and an appreciation for the outdoors. Residents enjoy a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, fishing, and bird watching, thanks to the town's proximity to the Bay of Fundy and the Cumberland Forest. One of the most beloved aspects of Amherst is its rich history, evident in the well-preserved Victorian architecture and the Cumberland County Museum and Archives. However, don't expect a bustling nightlife or a plethora of high-end shopping options. Amherst is a town that values its quiet, relaxed pace of life, offering a respite from the hustle and bustle of larger cities.

Population & demographics

Total population


Population age (%)

0-19 (20%)20-34 (15%)35-49 (17%)50-64 (22%)65+ (26%)


Average household income


Household composition (%)

Single person (39%)Multi person (4%)Single Family (57%)Multi Family (0%)

Owners / Renters (%)

Owners (57%)Renters (43%)

Mother Tongue (%)

English (97%)French (1%)Others (1%)

How much does it cost to live in Amherst?


Median Selling Price$175,000

Average Days on Market


#Active Listings (last 30 days)


#Sold Listings (last 30 days)