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Welcome to Bedford

Bedford is a town located in Westchester County, New York, in the United States. It is situated in the northern part of the county and is approximately 45 miles north of Manhattan. Bedford consists of three distinct hamlets: Bedford Hills, Bedford Village, and Katonah. Bedford is characterized by its scenic beauty, with rolling hills, forests, and horse farms dotting the landscape. The town is known for its commitment to preserving its rural character and has implemented strict zoning regulations to maintain the area's natural beauty. It offers a peaceful and idyllic setting while still providing easy access to the amenities and opportunities of nearby urban areas.

What to Love

  • Easy access to New York City, just a 65 minute train ride away
  • Boutique shopping and walkable commercial areas
  • Three hamlets with distinctive neighborhoods within one larger connected community

People & Lifestyle

  1. Bedford Hills: Bedford Hills is the largest hamlet within the town of Bedford. It is primarily a residential area with a mix of housing styles, ranging from historic homes to modern developments. The hamlet has a commercial district along Bedford Road, where you can find various shops, restaurants, and businesses. The Katonah-Bedford Hills train station provides commuter rail service to New York City.

  2. Bedford Village: Bedford Village is the historic center of the town and is known for its picturesque charm. It features beautiful tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and quaint shops. The Bedford Village Green is a focal point and hosts community events throughout the year. The village is also home to the Bedford Free Library and the Bedford Village Historic District, which preserves many of its historic structures.

  3. Katonah: Katonah is a vibrant hamlet within Bedford and has a thriving arts community. It is known for its numerous art galleries, boutique shops, and cultural institutions. The Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, located in Katonah, hosts concerts, operas, and other cultural events. The hamlet also has a Metro-North train station, providing convenient access to New York City.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Bedford boasts a diverse culinary scene that caters to various tastes and preferences. The town offers an array of dining options, from upscale restaurants to casual eateries, serving a variety of cuisines. Many establishments in Bedford embrace the farm-to-table concept, utilizing fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The Inn at Pound Ridge is a hidden gem where culinary excellence meets rustic elegance. Housed in a restored 19th-century farmhouse, this renowned restaurant by Jean-Georges offers a seasonal menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. G.E. Brown is a takeout restaurant specializing in many different types of cuisine. Truck is a favorite for Mexican food lovers, and Bedford 234 is a New American restaurant with with an upscale vibe. Additionally, coffee shops, bakeries, and farmers markets provide opportunities to enjoy delicious treats and discover artisanal products. Visitors can savor the flavors of Bedford's culinary offerings, indulge in outdoor dining experiences, or even plan a delightful picnic amidst the town's scenic parks and reserves. 
Bedford also hosts a number of charming boutiques and stores. Popular stores include Penny Pincher and The Horse Connection.

Things to Do

In Bedford, you can visit historic sites like the Bedford Village Historic District and John Jay Homestead, enjoy nature at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, and experience world-class music and cultural events at the Caramoor Center. Explore Katonah Avenue's boutique shops and art galleries, catch a movie or live performance at Bedford Playhouse, go horseback riding, or indulge in wine tasting at nearby wineries. Keep an eye out for local events and festivals throughout the year, making Bedford a diverse and vibrant destination with something for everyone.
There are also a few country clubs that reside within Bedford. These include the Bedford Golf & Tennis Club and the GlenArbor Golf Club.


The education system in Bedford is highly regarded for its academic excellence and strong curriculum. The Bedford Central School District operates elementary, middle, and high schools that prioritize critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The district offers advanced placement courses, honors programs, and support services for students with special needs. Students also benefit from a wide range of extracurricular activities, including clubs, sports, music, and theater. The community values parent-teacher collaboration and fosters a supportive environment for student success. Top educational opportunities include:
  • Bedford Hills Elementary, K-5
  • Pound Ridge Elementary, K-5
  • Mount Kisco Elementary, K-5
  • West Patent Elementary, K-5
  • Bedford Village Elementary, K-5
  • Fox Lane Middle School, 6-8
  • Fox Lane High School, 9-12
  • Rippowam Cisqua School, K-9, highly-rated private school
  • Greenwich Academy, K-12, highly-rated private school for girls
  • Brunswick Academy, K-12, highly-rated private school for boys
  • Sacred Heart, 9-12, highly-rated private school for girls
  • The Harvey School, 6-12, highly-rated private school


For a pdf version of our Bedford Town Guide, click here.

Overview for Bedford, NY

1,864 people live in Bedford, where the median age is 49.4 and the average individual income is $107,558. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

49.4 years

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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.


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41.04 / 58.96%

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