Sunderland is a charming and historic farming town, which, because of its closeness to Amherst and the University of Massachusetts, has many apartment buildings and a free bus system. It is a mix of local folks and academics. It is not only close to Amherst, but only 2 miles to Route 91, making it an easy commute to Northampton, Greenfield and Springfield. Sunderland’s main street has some of the most beautiful antique homes in the area, surrounded by fertile fields and framed by the Connecticut River and hills such as Mt. Sugarloaf. It’s great for bike riding too.