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Butternut Farm

12 Longmeadow Drive, Amherst, MA

A quiet, rural setting with plenty of open space and easy access to surrounding communities. 

Spread over four open acres and set against the scenic backdrop of the Holyoke Range, Butternut Farm is nestled in a tranquil, quiet setting with easy access to public transportation and the towns of Amherst, Northampton and South Hadley. Way Finders worked with Studio One Architects to incorporate the New England countryside setting into three new farmhouse-style apartment buildings, along with a reconstructed farmhouse that was originally on the property.

Butternut Farm is a mixed-income development featuring 27 apartments. Many units offer decks or patios as well as laundry facilities, storage areas, play areas, and parking spaces. There are three accessible units for people with disabilities. Tenants are invited to use the shared community room for meetings and other gatherings. The Way Finders’ management office is located onsite in the community building, and offers 24-hour emergency maintenance. 

One, Two, and Three Bedroom Apartments

Rent for apartments at Butternut Farm begin at $693/month. Butternut Farm is an affordable housing development and all apartments are reserved for households who are at or below 60% Area Median Income (AMI). 

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  • Heat and Hot Water Included in Rent
  • On-site laundry
  • Community Building with resident meeting space
  • Community Garden
  • Playground and Basketball Court
  • Short distance to shopping, dining, and transportation
  • 24/7 Maintenance staff on-call

Community Gardens at Butternut

Every Spring/Summer we open up our community gardens to residents so that they have the opportunity to grow their own fruits, vegetable and flowers. Often times with new residents, this opportunity to garden has been their first experience for their household. We see our garden as a learning platform to teach kids in our community where food comes from. 

Our gardens also have a community sharing basket. Sometimes you grow more than you can consume. Rather than having food go bad, we have residents who are willing to share their crops with neighbors.