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The town of Amherst with East Amherst shown in red

East Amherst is a suburban hamlet 16 miles (26 km) northeast of downtown Buffalo, New York. It straddles the towns of Amherst and Clarence, and comprises the majority of ZIP code 14051.

History

East Amherst is centered in an area originally known as "Transit Station", a name that has its origins in the railroad station of the New York Central "Peanut Line" that crossed Transit Road just north of Muegel Road. As its farmlands were developed into residential subdivisions, "East Amherst" began to emerge as the most frequently used name for the area.

Demographic information

In 2013, East Amherst was named the richest and most affluent community in Western New York by Buffalo Business First. As of the 2000 United States Census, East Amherst had a population of 17,991 and 6,280 housing units. In 2005, East Amherst was recognized by CNN / Money Magazine as one of the Best Places to Live (41st Finalist) in the United States.

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