Bedford is one of New Hampshire's most desirable towns.
The town's Village Center is uncommonly pretty, blending antique colonial structures and beautiful new homes.
Formerly farmland has evolved into graceful homesteads for those commuting to nearby Manchester and other cities; notably, Nashua, Boston and even Concord. With an 80/20 residential-to-business ratio, Bedford's real estate profile doesn't automatically evoke a booming business town. However, commerce in Bedford is growing featuring the Bedford Village Inn and Restaurant, one of the top Bed and Breakfasts in New Hampshire as well as one of the finest restaurants, C.R. Sparks. Business activity in Bedford is focused along Route 3, otherwise known as "the performance zone." Premium office parks and shopping centers such as the Bedford Mall along with Macy's department store, the Wayfarer Inn and the Country Club line this road, which runs south from Manchester into Merrimack and Nashua. Bedford's other commercial clusters are along Route 101, which extends westward. With a reputation for a first-rate school system, Bedford has turned its focus toward town recreational facilities featuring a 70-acre park with several ballfields, ski trails, fishing and ice skating.
Direct access to Route 1-93 means that Route 128, Boston, the mountains and the ocean are all within an hour's drive. [Large Map]
Area 35 sq. miles
Type of Government: Town Meeting
Town Hall: 472-5774
School Superintendent: 424-6200