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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$644
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    22
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    22
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    232
    525
  • Theft
    2,166
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    75
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,706
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bedford Reviews

13 reviews
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The winters are usually cold and winter, but don't get below double digits usually. The spring weather can change from day to day from summer temperatures to winter temperatures. The summer months are hot and humid. Floods are uncommon in town. Tornadoes, if there are any, are rarely widely devastating. Cozy sweaters and scarves are essential for winter along with a good pair of snow boots for cold days. You don't need a parka, just a heavier coat for the cold winds. Dress in layers because sometimes the weather gets better as the day goes on. During the summer the air conditioning is always on to combat the oppressive humidity.
Review Bedford
There is a new bike and running trail made from renovated train tracks. However, they are secluded and quiet, so it's safest to always exercise with a friend and to carry a cell phone. There is a really nice outdoor pool open during the summer with dedicated fitness times for adults who don't want to be bothered by children. The high school has a very nice track and there is a track in the middle of town. There are two hospitals that are ok and have the stereotypically slow emergency rooms if you don't arrive via ambulance. I stay active by running in my home's neighborhood or going down to the track during the summer. During the school year I am an athlete on my school's Track and Field Team. There are no bike trails/lanes through town and not enough sidewalks for people wanting to run safely out of the road.
Bedford is just an average Indiana town. People from the South might find the populace to be less friendly than the South while those from large cities might find it friendlier. The nicest thing about Bedford is that it is only 30 minutes from Bloomington.