East Amherst is a hamlet, or unincorporated community, which straddles the boundary known as Transit Road (NY 78), separating the towns of Amherst and Clarence in Erie County, New York, USA. East Amherst covers approximately 15 square miles and is contained entirely within the perimeter of zip code 14051. The United States Census 2000 found that this affluent suburb of Buffalo, New York has a population of 17,991 and 6,280 housing units.
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.
In 2005, East Amherst, New York was recognized by CNN/Money Magazine as one of the Best Places to Live (41st Finalist) in the United States.
The central offices of the Williamsville Central School District are located in East Amherst as are 3 of its 14 schools (Dodge Elementary School, Transit Middle School, and Williamsville East High School).
Fire protection is primarily provided by this community’s namesake, East Amherst Fire Department, as well as by Swormsville Fire Company and Clarence Center Volunteer Fire Company.
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J & M's AntiquesSpecializes in fine antique lighting and period furniture. Includes online photo catalog.
Philip J. Young D.D.S.This family practice is full service with an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry. Includes location and hours, services offered, virtual office tour and news.