B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$777
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%

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
    94
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    24
    41
  • Robbery
    86
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    243
    1
  • Theft
    3,233
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    353
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,626
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Bedford Reviews

41 reviews
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My family and I just became a resident of this city and so far the current street I live on is good, compared to the city I came from in Cleveland. The schools in this city have a great testing and passing ratio, but I do not care for the process they use to distribute information to the parents. I feel like I'm in the dark when it comes to seeking information about my child's grades/progress in the teachers classroom. My neighborhood so far I have very few complaints. The police are there at the drop of a dime when you need them and when you don't need them.
Review Bedford
It's a quiet, seemingly safe neighborhood, with nice lawns, fancy old houses. There is a decent amount of construction happening in the surrounding areas. Groceries are fairly accessible to get to walking. Quaint little shops are uptown. There's a cool natural park to explore.
Bedford is a very average city. The counsel members are not helpful and taxes get raised every year, but we never get the benefits that they promised. There doesn't seem to be too much crime, and I do feel safe going out by myself at night. It's usually quiet but there is very little shopping in the area.