A Tranquil Haven of Historic Elegance and Natural Beauty

Welcome to Bedford, New York

A Tranquil Haven of Historic Elegance and Natural Beauty

Bedford, New York, extends a warm invitation to experience the epitome of historic charm and scenic splendor. Nestled in Northern Westchester County, this town of approximately 18,000 residents offers a serene escape with its rich architectural heritage, expansive estates, and a harmonious blend of rural and sophisticated living.

What to Love

  • Historic estates and architectural treasures dotting the landscape.
  • A close-knit community fostering a sense of exclusivity and camaraderie.
  • Vast nature preserves, parks, and equestrian facilities for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • A refined cultural scene with galleries, upscale boutiques, and fine dining establishments.

Local Lifestyle

Life in Bedford is synonymous with understated elegance and a commitment to preserving its historical and natural assets. The town exudes a refined yet relaxed atmosphere, with residents embracing a lifestyle that values community engagement, cultural pursuits, and the picturesque landscapes that define the region.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Bedford's charm extends to its downtown area, where upscale boutiques, galleries, and fine dining establishments create an exclusive yet welcoming atmosphere. Residents enjoy a diverse range of culinary experiences, cultural events, and high-end shopping options. The town's commitment to supporting local businesses enhances the overall sense of community.

Things to Do

  • Explore the historic estates, such as the Bedford House and the John Jay Homestead, to delve into the town's rich past.
  • Embrace the outdoors with visits to nature preserves like Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and the Bedford Riding Lanes Association trails.
  • Attend cultural events, art exhibitions, and performances that reflect Bedford's appreciation for the arts and refined tastes.


Bedford is served by the Bedford Central School District, known for its commitment to academic excellence and a comprehensive range of extracurricular activities. The district strives to prepare students for success while fostering a sense of community and responsibility.

Bedford welcomes you to experience a lifestyle where historic charm meets natural beauty. Whether you're captivated by the architectural wonders, the cultural scene, or the expansive outdoor spaces, Bedford offers a tranquil haven for those seeking a balance between sophistication and rural serenity.


Demographics and Employment Data for Bedford, NY

Bedford has 657 households, with an average household size of 2.8. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Bedford do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,864 people call Bedford home. The population density is 523.67 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

41.04 / 58.96%

Men vs Women

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25-64 Years


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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Bedford, NY

There's plenty to do around Bedford, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Katonah Pasta, Cafe On 117, and Sunshine CrossFit.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.79 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.06 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.76 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.43 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.7 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

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