AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) - One college town in Hampshire County is starting off the yearwith a special award.
Amherst has been named one of America's top college towns.
The national hotels and travel reservations website put Amherstalongside such college towns as Princeton, New Jersey and ChapelHill, North Carolina.
22News asked some people in downtown Amherst about thisspecial distinction.
“I think that the colleges are integrated directly to thecommunity,” said Conny Morrison, an Amherst College Student,“you can walk to everywhere all the stores are right withinour grasp, and I'm really proud of Amherst even thought I've onlylived here a year”
“Well part of it is just the atmosphere. I've almost neverhad anyone be unfriendly to me, that's definitely go to be a factorthere,” said Michael Luechtenberg of Amherst.
This is the second time since May that a prestigious website hasnamed Amherst one of America's top college towns.