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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$578,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,637
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    35
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    21
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    104
    525
  • Theft
    256
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$113,729
National
$53,889
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bedford Reviews

10 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.
Review Bedford
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).