Bedford Town Information

 

The Town of Bedford is located within easy access to Boston and Cambridge as well as jobs along Route 128, it offers a variety of attractive historical, recreational and service features, and has earned the reputation of having one of the best public school systems in Massachusetts.

Incorporated in 1729, Bedford has a rich history, which is celebrated throughout the year and a point of pride for residents — including the oldest flag in the country, among other artifacts. The town is also very conscious of conservation and has saved rivers, ponds, fields and forests saved as green spaces to be enjoyed by all.

Bedford boasts a AAA bond rating and its schools regularly place in the lists of top schools in Massachusetts. The town is a five-time winner of the 100 Best Communities for Young People designation awarded by America’s Promise Alliance.

There are many open spaces with walking trails and bikeways as well as athletic fields and parks for recreation. Tennis, softball, baseball, football, soccer, skating and skiing are just some of the sports available to young and old alike. And there are no extra fees for school buses or student sports activities!

The 2012 census records Bedford’s continuing growth, with 14,501 residents. Housing costs are in line with prices in the greater Boston area, and while the median price of a home in Bedford is currently around $650,000 per MLS, we recently sold a sweet Cape for $450,000 and there are plenty of options in the $500,000 to $600,000 range. And if you compare the costs to local areas offering similar services and quality of education, Bedford proves to be the best value for your money.

Bedford is located close enough to Boston that many residents work within the city limits and commute. This proximity also makes it possible to slip into town for the cultural activities or to sample the night-life and still be home at a decent hour!

Population according to 2012 census: 14,501

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