A town full of character, Bedford is situated in the northeastern part of picturesque Westchester County.
The real estate landscape in Bedford is for the most part single family homes, and luxury condos and co-ops. A favorite haven for celebrities, the area boasts grand estates set on well-manicured acres. Lavish brick facades and stone walls are a staple in the region. Though one of the wealthiest towns in the area, Bedford offers diversity with a healthy market of starter homes and affordable apartments. People flock to this quiet retreat for its beautiful sites and tranquil atmosphere. Close enough to New York City but firmly set in the country, Bedford offers a well-rounded lifestyle.
Bedford is a place of community pride, as other organizations dedicate time and money towards bettering the towns’ extensive trails and countryside. Perhaps the best testament to the area’s commitment to the preservation of its history is the 500-year-old Bedford Oak. The Bedford Historical Society maintains the tree and a wealth of other notable landmarks. The quaint town has a plucky collection of mom-and-pop shops and local boutiques and markets. Larger retail stores are out of luck, as the town has extensive zoning laws created to preserve Bedford’s decidedly rural way of life.
There’s plenty to see in this laid-back Westchester town. The Bedford Green, a great lawn in the Bedford historic district, is home to many of the town’s landmarks. A one-room schoolhouse and row of colonial-era houses offer visitors a glimpse into the life of the area’s founders. Visiting the spot is like stepping through time, a feeling passersby get walking through the historic streets of the downtown town center.