A Small Town in Western MA thats about 90 miles West of Boston. Next to Amherst, Ma and Northampton, MA. Known for cowfield, and rednecks. Teenagers of the town party in the woods. Very hickish.
Are you going to Northampton to party?
Nah, they are hippys, lets go to HADLEY, MA !!
Probably the only town in America where the local TV station chose to air Aljazeera coverage and commentary of 9-11 the week of the 10th anniversary.
Amherst can be distinguished from other towns in the U.S. by the same name in several ways: 1) the "H" is silent; 2) your neighbors' sexuality is made your business; 3) the monstrous sense of entitlement leaves visitors breathless and dumbstruck; 4) the clergy preach Legalism or Humanism instead of the Gospel; 5) defiance is the prevailing sentiment, and 6) the residents believe they are the holy standard by which all other humans should be judged.
Amherst, Massachusetts is the best place to make one's disrespectful, rebellious dreams come true.
"We're the People's Republic of Amherst, MA, and we're going to secede one day, just you wait!"
A small, self-professed liberal town in Western Massachusetts. Amherst has a population of about 35,000 and a median age of 21.8, thanks to UMass, Amherst College, and Hampshire College. A town that prides itself on believing strongly in diversity, 76.7% of the population is white, with only 6.2% hispanic and 5.1% Black. The government is a town meeting with select board members, which are overwhelmingly white.more...
The residents and parents in Amherst are so concerned about political correctness that they petitioned to prevent the high school from performing West Side Story, because the play portrayed Puerto Rico and hispanics in a negative light. Instead, the high school put on a production of Guys and Dolls, which is one of the most sexist musicals ever written.
If you attend a choral performance in Amherst, each of the following will probably be on the bill:
-at least one song from Africa
-at least one song in a different language, probably more than that, probably one in Yiddish (most of the performers will have no clue what they are singing)
-at least one song about loving each other and/or peace, and will most likely be related to diversity
-none of the songs will be overtly christian, in order to include everyone
Amherst once had a MaDonald's, but it went out of business, in part because it was next to Antonio's (which sells pizza by the slice until about 1:30am, with ANYTHING you could ever think of for a topping).
An experimental liberal arts college near Amherst, MA. Beloved and/or derided for having no grades, unorthodox classes, and a student body of hippies,eccentrics, and the occasional knife fetishist.
Being interested in hackysack, organic farming, and dreads, Josh was a perfect fit for Hampshire College.
To those of us from New England, "The Valley" most often refers to the Merrimack Valley, a bi-state area along the Merrimack River. Most of the Valley is suburban. The largest cities are Haverhill, MA, Lawrence, MA, Lowell, MA, Nashua, NH, Manchester, NH, and Concord, NH. All of these cities are former mill towns powered by the river.
If you live in the Merrimack Valley region, chances are you tell everyone you're from the "Boston Area", have a Boston accent, and cheer for all the Boston sports teams, even though Boston is an hour away. About half the people in your high school graduating class went to drug rehab before the age of 18. Unless your zip code is 01810, 05501, 01899, 01921, 01985, 01886, 03110, 03031, 03049, or 03087, you are working class/poor. Chances are, if you are from the working-class areas you pretend to be rich, while if you are from the rich areas you pretend to be "ghetto". Ethnic pride is high in The Valley. You will see more Irish, Italian, Canadian, Lebanese, Cambodian, Brazilian, Puerto Rican, and Dominican flags than American ones, though almost every other street is named for a KIA war soldier.
All in all, The Valley is a place of contradictions, not to mention a shitty place to live and an even shittier place to say you're from.
Angie: I'm from the Boston Area.
Milly: Wonderful! Where in Boston?
Milly: Hmmmm that's funny. I live in Boston and have never heard of any place in the city called Methuen.
Angie: Ughh, actually, it's in The Valley. And it's not Andover, Boxford, or Windham.
Milly: Ew! Do you live in a slum? Are your kids potheads? Do you shop at Marshall's? DO YOU SPEAK FLUENT ENGLISH?!
Ryan: Yo, yo, I rep The Valley.
Santos: Sweet man. What part?
Santos: Shit man, you ain't ghetto! You probably live in a colonial mansion. Try living in Nashua with a drug bust or gang fight outside your house every ten minutes.
Ryan: No way homie. Am-town has way more oxy and e than Trashua, cause we have the bank to buy all our shit off you!
The Valley: the trashiest place in America's northeast.
a general store manager for the taco bell in the hampshire mall, in amherst MA. looks exactly like gary busey.
hey, that dude looks like gary busey.. what?
A community renowned as a home for practitioners of alternative lifestyles and befuddled liberal pseudo-intellectuals with Ph.D's in disciplines such as Social Welfare Theory, Feminist Studies, and Marxist Political Economy, most of whom lecture at the many colleges in Amherst, MA.
Aging Hippie: Fight soulless, profit-mongering international corporations! Fair trade! Living wage! Coca-Cola kills kittens!
Sociology student: Hey, Professor! (Hands Starbucks cup) Here's your Caramel Macchiatto!
Aging hippie: WHERE'S MY BISCOTTI???