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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$898
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    347
    264
  • Murder
    2
    5
  • Rape
    41
    37
  • Robbery
    57
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    417
    575
  • Theft
    2,089
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    139
    257

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,373
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bedford Reviews

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I've lived here most of my life and I like that it is centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth. It's also conveniently located near DFW Airport. I enjoyed the small suburb with hints of rural, but recently it has had some unnecessary development, which took away from the town's character as well as left the local wildlife without homes. I would suggest that the local PD actually put a little more effort into some of its citizen's safety, they don't always follow up on leads and/or reports.
Living in the HEB area is nice because everything you need or want is near you. The government buildings are easily accessible, restaurants all around, and even huge grocery and retail stores. Schools are abundant and people are overall friendly!
I love living in Bedford, Texas. I literally moved my family here sight unseen from Tokyo, Japan and have be for five years. We chose this area for their highly rated HEB school district which has an awesome International baccalaureate (IB) program. It is a perfect location for city living i.e shopping, attactions, and of course the airport. But it also lends itself as a close knit community which feels like a safe zone from so many concerns of the present.