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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$571,800
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,764
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    21
    264
  • Murder
    7
    5
  • Rape
    7
    37
  • Robbery
    7
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    35
    575
  • Theft
    416
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    14
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$114,676
National
$53,046
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bedford Reviews

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Bedford is a small town roughly 30 minutes from Boston. Members of this tight knit friendly community make you feel welcome wherever you go. The school system is great, the small classes allow students to work closely with teachers and develop long lasting relationships. They offer free lunch programs and reduced lunch programs for those who are at an economic disadvantage. Bedford High has a 28% total minority enrollment and a 98% graduation rate. Although the night life is not very exciting they are only 10 minutes away from Burlington which has a movie theater, mall, and a bunch of nice restaurants. Bedford is a very safe community with low crime rates. I believe that Bedford is the perfect place to raise a family.
This is a quaint town, and while there are those of the stereotype, white, upper-middle class, there are also smaller sub-groupings of beautiful cultural varieties. Traffic around 7am and 4-6pm is almost always terrible, though this is true of almost every suburban area around Boston, and notoriously bad is Boston itself.
This community has that real Norman Rockwell small town feel. Very close knit and welcoming. A great place grow a family with wonderful schools and resources. Convenient location, within only a 20 minute drive from New Hampshire and Boston (opposite directions).