Bedford

Why Live Here?
The first thing residents say about living in Bedford is that it gives off a peaceful, colonial, New England vibe with its elegant country estates, many horse farms and rural neighborhoods. While Bedford is famous for its sprawling estates, there are starter homes and smaller properties. You can find a charming cape, a small colonial, cottages and condominiums as well as the large country homes, estates, and horse farms that include contemporaries, traditional period architecture and modern designs.

Without a doubt, Bedford is a horse lover’s paradise, with over 200 miles of riding trails, and numerous stables and equestrian facilities in addition to those horse farms that are privately owned. In fact, there are some who say horses are a part of Bedford’s DNA. For generations, horses have been a defining part of Bedford’s landscape. Residents have enjoyed the pastoral views of seeing horses grazing on miles of Bedford’s picturesque land, and point out the sign on the Green that reads “this green is part of a common laid out March 1681 for cattle, horses and swine.” No cattle or swine are in evidence today, but there are many beautiful horses.

The Town of Bedford, located in northeastern Westchester County, includes three hamlets; Bedford Village, Katonah and Bedford Hills. Each of the hamlets, sometimes called villages by residents, has its own fire department, parks, libraries, business districts, swimming pools and post offices, but all three are run by a single government and depending on location, share school districts. Bedford has a small but quaint historic district and offers some shops and several gourmet restaurants, but otherwise, it is almost entirely residential.

Home to many stars, perhaps the most famous residential celebrity is the Bedford Oak, said to be almost 500 years old. Residents are proud of their stalwart oak tree and work hard to preserve it! In addition to the space surrounding this regal old oak, there are other spaces that residents enjoy. A dog park in town is open to residents, and several parks offer recreational activities like tennis, baseball, basketball and ice skating.

Many residents commute to work. New York City is 47 miles south of Bedford and the Metro North Hudson Line stops in one of the easily accessed hamlets, Bedford Hills. Access to major roadways is good for commuters who prefer to drive to Manhattan or to jobs in other parts of the county or in Connecticut.

Why We Love It
We had the most wonderful afternoon with the kids at Rainbeau Ridge! It’s a sustainable farm in Bedford Hills that offers programs and cooking classes for children and barnyard animals they can visit. ~ Gary

The Bedford Playhouse is an old-world theater and a wonderful date night out just because it is not a multiplex so it’s sort of a one-of-a-kind experience. ~ Jason


Home Prices in Bedford

TypeAverageMedianAvg DOM
Single Family$986,691$725,000105
Co-Ops$132,012$125,00096
Condos$352,893$356,55082

Source: HGMLS, SF, Co-Op, Condo, Bedford Schools, Sold 1/1/2017-12/31/2017
Data based on information as reported in the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.


Bedford Schools

Bedford Village Elementary SchoolK-5
Fox Lane Middle School6-8
Fox Lane High School9-12
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