Best Places to Live in Bedford, Virginia

Small city - West-central Virginia along James River, 50 miles east of Roanoke
Pros
-Historic interest
-Cost of living
-Low crime rates
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Air service
-Arts & culture

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What Bert Has To Say About Lynchburg Metro Area

Lynchburg is a small Virginia city with an Old South feel and views of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains. Downtown is a mix of old and new, and the city is known for the historic districts of refined homes on the surrounding hilltops. Five of these districts are included in the National Register of Historic Districts. Additionally, five small colleges give a minor college-town feel. The area has a few good museums and modest entertainment assets. Mountains to the west and Smith Mountain Lake to the south offer above average outdoor recreation.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Virginia
County: Bedford County
Metro Area: Lynchburg Metro Area
City: Bedford
Zip Codes: 24523
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 648 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Bedford is 4.00% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Bedford jobs have decreased by 0.39%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bedford's cost of living is 12.20% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Bedford's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Bedford's population is 6,561 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.04%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Bedford is $137,250. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 3.48%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Bedford public schools spend $9,937 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.6 students per teacher in Bedford. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Bedford

It's not a good time to buy in Bedford. Home Appreciation is down -1.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Bedford Real Estate.

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Reviews for Bedford    4 Reviews
Cost of Living - 2/5/2009
I've lived in Beford county for 17 years and the cost of living is great! I disagree with the person who said the cost of living is high. I bought a fairly new home on... (Read More)

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bedford county - 1/8/2008
this is a really nice area and friendly folks---but the cost of living and home prices are very high---it seems that groceries are a pricey item all and all you need... (Read More)

Culture & Recreation-Not - 5/1/2006
Little if any culture other than wals in the woods and visits to D-Day memorial. Elks home theater is only drama... (Read More)
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ZIP CODES IN BEDFORD, VIRGINIA
24523