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A+ Bedford Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Bedford Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% higher than Texas
Bedford
100same as the US average
Texas
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Bedford cost of living
B Bedford Crime Total crime is 24% lower than Texas
Total crime
2,28217% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4417% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-15%Year over year crime is down
Bedford crime
C Bedford Employment Household income is 15% higher than Texas
Median household income
$62,70113% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$34,31015% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%22% lower than the US average
Bedford employment
A+ Bedford Housing Home value is 19% higher than Texas
Median home value
$169,7008% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9322% lower than the US average
Home ownership
57%11% lower than the US average
Bedford real estate or Bedford rentals
A+ Bedford Schools HS graduation rate is 17% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
91%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
85%73% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:13% lower than the US average
Bedford K-12 schools or Bedford colleges

Living in Bedford, TX

Bedford, Texas is a medium-sized city with a population of 48,864 residents. Bedford has a population density of 4,878 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. The majority of Bedford residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Bedford has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 73% of the population is classified as married and 66% have kids.

Living in Bedford can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Texas, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Bedford and in the areas around Bedford is a much easier task.

Bedford, TX receives 90/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #28 in Texas and #42 in the USA. Clearly, Bedford is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Another exciting tidbit, is that Bedford ranks better than 90% of all US cities! Based on the rankings for each individual category, Bedford has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), crime (B), weather (B), education (A+) and housing (A+).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Bedford, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

The average school test scores in Bedford are 85%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Bedford has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Bedford is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Bedford come in at $169,700, which is 18.9% higher than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Bedford, the home price to income ratio is 2.7, which is 3.8% higher than the Texas average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Bedford area were 7.1% and 5 year appreciation rates were 9.7%.

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Compare Bedford, TX Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Bedford, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Far North, Fort Worth8511141,442
Downtown, Fort Worth8413.74,481
West, Arlington839.482,955
Pantego, Arlington829.13,418
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Dalworthington Gardens, Arlington8010.62,467
North, Arlington774.641,452
East, Arlington759.396,055
Northeast, Fort Worth7310.938,197

Best Cities Near Bedford, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Allen, TX9432.494,710
Frisco, TX9228145,646
Keller, TX927.944,250
Westworth Village, TX9217.82,632
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Coppell, TX9111.740,631
Plano, TX9128279,088
Bedford, TX90048,864
McKinney, TX9036.4156,821
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Bedford, TX - My Home Away From Home

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Nightlife8/10
Dining8/10
Shopping8/10
Bedford TX is the place I visit at least once a year.It has been something my family has done for almost 6 years. During college football season, it is definitely the place to be. Whether I'm in the mood for local attractions, community, nightlife, restaurants and or shopping, I can find it all in Bedford TX. There are of course a few things that I don't like about Bedford, TX but for the most part I always enjoy my stay. The arts is huge in Bedford, TX and I usually end up attending a few shows during my stay. The Artisan Center Theater and Colleyville Cinema & IMAX theater are the places I embrace when I visit. They have great shows full of live dancing and impeccable music.

I can never fall in love with the fact that attractions and shopping can be a irritating thing due to the fact that nothing is close to each other. I've never been a fan of driving so that is the one thing that I don't enjoy when visiting Bedford, TX. Historical attractions is a must see when I visit. I get to enjoy Struge Cultural center, Texas Rangers Baseball and Nash Farm. These few historical attractions usually take up my entire day.

Shopping and restaurants go hand and hand when it comes to Bedford, TX. Cafe Sicilia and Labella Italian restaurants are my two favorite and have been for over 6 years. Italian restaurants are extremely popular in Bedford and I've joined the crowd.You can find international to Japanese style restaurants in Bedford making eating more like a sweet experience.I have made Bedford, TX a great part of my life and will continue to do so. There is no place like Bedford and anyone who enjoys a solid cultural like Bedford would definitely agree.
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Source: The Bedford, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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