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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$164,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$912
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    192
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    32
    41
  • Robbery
    51
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    356
    525
  • Theft
    1,904
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    150
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,961
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bedford Reviews

115 reviews
All Categories
Bedford is a family focused city. It is quiet here, I absolutely love living in Bedford. I've only been here for a few months, but I hope to stay for a long, long while. The major highway runs right through the city so its an easy drive to Fort Worth or Dallas. The local restaurants are delicious and timely. The shopping is wonderful and diverse. There's not much missing from here!
Review Bedford
Quiet, low cost of living, convenient access to everywhere, lots of great rental properties. Lots of young families and retirees. Plus some nice parks nearby!
This particular suburb of Dallas is an excellent location for young couples who are seeking to find an economical alternative to jump-starting their future endeavors and goals, be they becoming property/ home owners or simply maintaining a well-balanced budget- given the affordability of apartments in the area.

Though the city is close to the highway, the neighborhoods prove rather warm and welcoming.