Bedford NY Homes can be found in the beautiful Town of Bedford. The Town of Bedford is located in Westchester County, New York, 48 miles and one hour north of New York City. Bedford is a town of 16,000 residents in 39 square miles. Once the home of dairy farms and large estates, it’s still a favorite place for those who love the country but want to be near the City.
Bedford consists of three hamlets: Bedford Hills, Bedford Village, and Katonah, each of which has a town park with swimming and tennis, a library, locally owned shops, a volunteer fire company, and, of course, its own unique character. Ample cultural opportunities are available with concerts, art museums and galleries, lectures by well known experts, house and garden tours, and family activities.
Bedford NY Homes
Homes in the Town of Bedford, range from historical revolutionary war antiques to mid century Frank Lloyd Wright contemporaries and extensive estate horse properties. Bedford NY Homes can be new, easy to live in and convenient to all.
Bedford NY Real Estate
Bedford NY real estate is a great buy at this time. There are lovely large estate properties and smaller older homes currently available. Sellers want to sell and are looking for buyers ready to buy. If you are ready to buy or sell now is the time to contact me for Bedford NY Homes.
Bedford NY History
The Town of Bedford was founded on December 23, 1680 when twenty-two Puritans from Stamford, Connecticut purchased a tract of land three miles square known as the “Hopp Ground” from Chief Katonah and several other Indians for coats, blankets, wampum and cloth. Bedford was made a part of Connecticut in 1697 when a patent fixed the boundaries as a six-mile square and only when King William III of England issued a royal decree in 1700, to settle a boundary dispute, did Bedford became part of New York. Westchester County’s oldest government building is the Court House in Bedford Village, which was built in 1787 and renovated in the 1960s.
Bedford NY Landmarks
Bedford has a few minor landmarks, most of them centered around the Bedford Green, a small patch of green space at the center of the historical district (along Route 22). The old one-room stone schoolhouse; and a few colonial-era houses, still lived in, which are kept painted white with black or green shutters. Also along Route 22, at Hook Road, there is a large 300 year old oak tree known as the Bedford Oak.
Bedford NY Schools and Educational Facilities
The town of Bedford is served by the Bedford School District. There are five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school in the district; West Patent Elementary, Pound Ridge Elementary, Mount Kisco Elementary, Bedford Village Elementary, and Bedford Hills Elementary, Fox Lane Middle School and Fox Lane High School. The hamlets of Bedford Hills and Bedford Village are also part of the Bedford Central School District.
Bedford NY Communities
You will find the following communities in the Bedford New York region. 1. Armonk, 2. Chappaqua, 3. Pound Ridge, 4. Bedford Corners, 5. Mout Kisco, 6. Katonah, 7. Lewisboro, 8. South Salem. 9. Waccabuc, 10. Somers
Links to Local Bedford Sites.