11 reviews
  1. Town in Virginia
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,300
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$651
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Bedford Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    51
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    102
    37
  • Robbery
    51
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    425
    575
  • Theft
    5,389
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    187
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,536
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bedford Reviews

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Bedford, Virginia is a quiet little town valley of the Blue Ridge mountains. The surrounding countryside is one of the biggest selling points for Bedford. It is also conveniently located between to major cities in Virginia, Lynchburg and Roanoke. This allows for a good balance between nature and cultural experinces.
The houses in town are very nice houses. Most are very large with decent sized yards and are well maintained. The further you get from the center of town, the worse the houses start looking. Some are nice, some are run-down and vacant, some are in between. There are several vacant businesses. A lot of people live in HUD housing apartments or trailer parks. Most people can't afford the nice houses.
There isn't a whole lot of diversity. There are a few people from other countries and people move here from other states, but the majority are white, Christian, and heterosexual. Most are families who have lived here for generations. People tend to be very nice to each other though.