South Amherst, MA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 1,571 housing units in South Amherst. This represents a 6.7% growth from 1,473 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 1,517 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 54 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in South Amherst is about 52.4%. South Amherst's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 3.1%. Average household size is 2.62 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in South Amherst were built after 1971.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type0.90%
One Bedroom11.60%
Two Bedrooms39.10%
Three Bedrooms27.40%
Four Bedrooms15.70%
Five Bedrooms or more5.20%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.21
Median year structure was built1968
Median Value of occupied units$153,400

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.98
Median year structure was built1976
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$725

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan1.70%
Second Mortgage9.30%
Home Equity Loan7.30%
Simple Mortgage62.50%
Debt Free19.10%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs18.1%