Recently honored with the prestigious America's Promise Alliance Seal, as one of the best communities for young people, Bedford is a great suburban community to work, visit or call home. It is situated only 15 miles of downtown Boston, and its unique quality is its community spirit. With diverse ethnic, religious and special interest groups, Bedfordites make a conscious effort to be inclusive.
Education is a top priority, with schools well known for scoring competitively by all standards. The library serves everyone and has active children's programs. There are also recreation programs for all ages, including after-school day-care, and summer day camp. In addition, there is a senior center, open daily, which offers health and leisure services. Outdoor facilities include a swimming pond, a lake for boating, a bike path to Cambridge, and walking trails through conservation lands. The town is home to a mix of business and industry, which with Middlesex Community College, a veteran's hospital and Hanscom Air Base, employ around 23,000 people.
Estimated median home cost in 2012: $495,400. Home appreciation in 2011 has been 1.38%.
Estimated median household income in 2010: $112,918.
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