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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).