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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$895
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%

Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$63,406
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bedford Township Reviews

13 reviews
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This place is a great place to live. It is the perfect mix of country and city. There are many opportunities for an entrepreneur to open his or her own small business. They like to keep business within the community. There is a huge sense of family everywhere you go. The school system has great teachers and other professionals. The opportunities for sports or extra curricular activities is vast and there is always a large support group. It is just a great friendly environment and place to live.
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Living in Michigan, there are bound to be plenty of extremes in the weather, especially when it comes to winter. Sometimes the temperature, without the windchill, can go to -5 degrees. There is also the amount of snowfall that is a big problem, on top of the lack of snowplows that go through our neighborhood. The most essential items in my wardrobe are tee shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, sweatpants, flip flops, and boots to be prepared for any kind of weather that Michigan brings.
For the most part you can walk down the street and feel perfectly safe. The small community aspect creates an area of low crime and sense of security. More lighting along certain streets would be nice. Cops are often visible and travel around the community to keep it safe. There are also well certified firefighters and EMTs in our community.