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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Bedford West median real estate price is $828,067, which is more expensive than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in New Hampshire and 89.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

Average rental prices in the Bedford West neighborhood are currently unreported, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Bedford West is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bedford, New Hampshire.

Bedford West real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Bedford West neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

In Bedford West, the current vacancy rate is 2.6%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 83.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Bedford West is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Bedford, the Bedford West neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Bedford West is among the best neighborhoods for families in New Hampshire. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 99.7% of neighborhoods in the entire state of New Hampshire. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Bedford West neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.

In addition, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 1.3% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Bedford West neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.

Also, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the Bedford West neighborhood may actually hold the key. 70.3% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Finally, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 72.9% of the adults living in the Bedford West neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Real Estate

Real estate in the Bedford West neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.

In addition, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Bedford West neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 98.5% of all American neighborhoods.

Furthermore, one way that the Bedford West neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

Also of note, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Bedford West stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 80.6% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.

Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 72.5% of the workforce in the Bedford West neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Diversity

Did you know that the Bedford West neighborhood has more Greek and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 29.6% have Irish ancestry.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Bedford West neighborhood in Bedford are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 66.3% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Bedford West neighborhood, 72.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 16.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (6.7%), and 4.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Bedford West neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.8% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Bedford West neighborhood in Bedford, NH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (29.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.9%), and residents who report German roots (11.3%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.6%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (7.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Bedford West neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (70.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (5.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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