Leverett borders the outskirts of Amherst. Wooded hills interspersed with some small farms make up this town. With rocky soil and lots of trees, Leverett relied on its sawmills for much of its past. Now you might find a Hampshire College professor in an old farmhouse, living next door to a weaver in a contemporary house, who raises sheep in the backyard. Eclectic and interesting, Leverett is home to a well-known artist’s cooperative and the “Peace Pagoda.” It is part of the Amherst Regional Middle and High Schools.