Bedford NY Real Estate and Homes for Sale
Bedford is a town in northeastern Westchester County, New York.
Originally home to dairy farms and large estates, Bedford has roughly 16,000 residents in different communities with a total area of about 39 square miles. Around an hour away from Midtown Manhattan via car or train, Bedford provides the perfect haven for those who love the scenic and small-town charm of the country while still being in close proximity to the city.
A town with a deep love for the arts, Bedford hosts many concerts and is home to several art museums. Bedford has a wide variety of spacious luxury living options, each surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking views.
Bedford lets its residents enjoy all the charms of a rural lifestyle – picturesque rolling hills, horse farms, riding trails, and a scenic village green – all while being just an hour away from Manhattan. Residents can enjoy weekend trips to the 4,700-acre Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, as well as treks at the various trails that weave in and around the area.
The town of Bedford is comprised of three hamlets, each with its own distinct character and unique and important history.
There’s Bedford Village, which boasts plenty of historic buildings dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. These include the 1787 Court House as well as several houses built after the British burned the village during the Revolution.
Katonah, named after Chief Katonah, is a dynamic and lively hamlet that features a bustling commercial area. It is more popularly known as home to the Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts as well as the Katonah Museum of Art.
Then there’s Bedford Hills, originally called Bedford Station, a hamlet that first prospered in the mid-nineteenth century and turned into the transportation and commercial hub for the area.
All of the hamlets have their own town park with swimming pools and tennis facilities, a library, locally owned shops, and a volunteer fire company.
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