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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Bedford is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 22,019. Bedford is in Hillsborough County and is one of the best places to live in New Hampshire. Living in Bedford offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bedford there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Bedford and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Bedford are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$381,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,647
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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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
    39.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    66.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    976.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    30.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Bedford

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$127,945
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Bedford

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Bedford Reviews

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We have lived in Bedford for 12 years and have seen a lot of growth; recently Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Market Basket, and brand new Hannaford. Widening of 101 in Bedford by the Bedford Village Inn will help with traffic flow. Manchester has some great restaurants and is only 12 mins away. We are an hour away from everything; the mountains and lakes, ocean, and Boston. Yes housing is expensive, but the homes are spread apart with lots of woods as buffers...very private and beautiful!
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Growing up my town was a beautiful suburb on the outskirts of a major city. People came from all states wanting to be part of our reputation and expectations. We had the best school test scores in the state and were in the top 10 of the country for standardize testing. We felt united, being the small community we are. Now our little town is flourishing. We went from having vacant old strip malls to a busy downtown area. 10 minutes from the biggest city in New Hampshire, Manchester, is a suburban culture with rich diversity and towns people who have pride for our town. Now we have organic grocery stores, gardens at every third house, an adorable farmers market every summer, and even a town wide yard sale every year. There is just a feeling of acceptance and love for our neighbors. It really is irreplaceable.
Schools and restaurants are great. People can be pretentious, but it is not hard to find a niche of down-to-earth people. Mostly everyone is well-off, however, and there is little racial and financial diversity.