Bedford NH

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Bedford, NH Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Bedford Housing Market Information

With a population of 22,458, 7,752 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $432,110, Bedford house prices are not only among the most expensive in New Hampshire, Bedford real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Bedford, accounting for 84.26% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Bedford include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 8.60%), row houses and other attached homes ( 5.42%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 1.72%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Bedford. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 85.01% of Bedford's homes, and 71.37% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Bedford built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Bedford built between 2000 and later ( 19.48%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 16.66%). There's also some housing in Bedford built before 1939 ( 5.42%).

Bedford Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Bedford have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 17.87%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Bedford house appreciation rate of 1.66%.

Over the last year, Bedford appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Bedford's appreciation rate has been 1.43%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Bedford were at 1.36%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 5.54%.

Relative to New Hampshire, our data show that Bedford's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in New Hampshire.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,163,000 0.8
$872,001 - $1,163,000 3.9
$582,001 - $872,000 17.8
$465,001 - $582,000 22.8
$349,001 - $465,000 26.2
$233,001 - $349,000 22.5
$116,001 - $233,000 4.5
$58,001 - $116,000 0.0
$0 - $58,000 1.4

Very High for NH
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
9.76934306569343 7.64331210191083

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Bedford Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q1 - 2019 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q2
54.00% 2.24%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$2,227 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 85.01
Renters 14.99
Vacant 3.14

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 19.5
1970 - 1999 58.4
1940 - 1969 16.7
1939 or Older 5.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 84.3
Townhomes 5.4
Small Apt. Buildings 1.7
Apt. Complexes 8.6
Mobile Homes 0.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.00
1 Bedroom 5.56
2 Bedrooms 16.54
3 Bedrooms 28.63
4 Bedrooms 42.75
5 or more bedrooms 6.52