Bedford 79 Exceptional
Bedford Livability #43 ranked city in Texas#1,695 ranked city in the USARanks better than 94% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Bedford

  • Cost Of Living

    The overall cost of living in this area is much lower than average. This includes everyday goods and services, as well as housing, utilities and health care.

  • Employment

    The combination of higher than average median home income, income per capita and low unemployment rates results in a score that is well above average in the employment category.

  • Housing

    This area has received high scores in the housing category. This could be due to a positive home affordability ratio, high appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Health & Safety

    A high score in the health and safety category is a result of good air quality and the accessibility to health facilities such as hospitals, clinics, doctors, pharmacies and fire stations.

  • Schools

    High test scores, elevated graduation rates as well as the conveniently located elementary and high schools in this area have all contributed to the high score in the schools category.

  • Commute

    Public transportation is not readily available in this area and the average commute time to work could also be longer than the national average.

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What's it like Living in Bedford?

Located in the state of Texas, Bedford is a moderately-sized city with a population of 49,145 inhabitants. Bedford has a population density of 4,900 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 70% of Bedford residents are White, 13% Black and 6% Asian. Long travel times to work can be one of the most frustrating things in the world - right behind housework! If you decide that living in Bedford is the right fit for you, your one way commute time will average 26 minutes, which is about average when compared to the national commute time of 26 minutes.

Are you trying to decide if living in Bedford is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before moving to any new city in Texas, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Several key factors deserve attention. For one, safety is paramount, ensuring that your new area is low in crime is key. Proximity to workplaces or schools minimizes commute times and fosters convenience. Access to essential amenities like parks, grocery stores, food, fitness, shops and healthcare facilities enhances daily life. Efficient public transportation options provide mobility and connectivity. The sense of community creates a welcoming and supportive environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere, encompassing the vibe, aesthetics, and lifestyle offerings, contributes to a fulfilling living experience. Considering these elements helps identify the ideal neighborhood for your needs and preferences. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Bedford and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Bedford to Texas and the national average.

Bedford, TX receives 77 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #64 in Texas and #2,066 in the USA. Clearly, Bedford is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Bedford is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. If we consider each of the categories on their own, we see that Bedford ranks well for amenities (B-), cost of living (A), education (B+), employment (B+) and housing (A+).

The Bedford unemployment rate of 2.42% has continued to decrease over the years and is now well below the national average. The result could lead to reduced poverty and inequality in the area, higher wages and increased economic growth. This is a positive sign in the overall health of the local economy.

For home buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they will ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Bedford apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city. A thriving real estate market can also generate strong local economic activity and job creation.

Bedford real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Bedford. The median home price for Bedford homes is $234,700, which is 64.5% higher than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Bedford, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 26.9% higher than the Texas average.

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      Bedford transportation information

      Statistic Bedford Texas National
      Average one way commute26min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.9%80.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.0%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.5%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.3%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home9.1%4.3%4.6%
      Source: The Bedford, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).