8.0 out of 10

Bedford Corners

41.188765014722 -73.7148514821174
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Singles

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"The corner of historic and charming..."

Bedford Corners, the newest hamlet in historic Bedford, actually shares a post office and zip code with neighboring Mount Kisco. Located in the southeast corner of the town, Bedford Corners is similar to its sister hamlets. It is residential, and features large homes and estates on multiple acres.

Though quiet characterizes the area, signs of life in the form of retail shopping are close. The hamlet is bordered by South Bedford Road, also known as State Route 117, which leads to Mount Kisco’s business district. One of the few Target stores in upper Westchester is located in Mount Kisc, adjacent to a large A&P grocery store.

The hamlet is located near two parks, Leonard Park, which is part of Mount Kisco, and the Marsh Memorial Sanctuary, which is a 156 acre nature preserve with hiking trails. Bedford Corners is also home to Stonecrest, a home dating back to 1879, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

Students who live in Bedford Corners attend the Bedford Central Schools, which has 4,200 students attending five elementary schools, and a middle and high school. The district has been recognized both locally and nationally for excellence.

Residents who need to commute to the city have three station options: Bedford Hills, Mount Kisco and Katonah. Travel time averages around 50 minutes. The hamlet is also located in easy proximity to both the Saw Mill Parkway and Interstate 684.

Like Bedford and its other hamlets, Bedford Corners is expensive. Most of its properties are over a million dollars, with some homes costing in the multi-millions.
Pros
  • Beautiful terrain
  • Good Schools
  • Peaceful
Cons
  • Too expensive for most
  • Can feel remote
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The New Hamlet with Old World Charm!"

Bedford Corners is in the south eastern corner of the Town of Bedford right alongside Mount Kisco. Most people only think of Bedford Hills, Bedford Village and Katonah as Bedford hamlets largely because Bedford Corners is the new kid on the block, so to speak.
Bedford Corners has many of the swanky homes that are typical of this town and it also includes some more middle of the range properties. It is a little unclear why this is defined as a separate hamlet – and some people see it as a pure real estate game!
Stonecrest, a historic manor which is in the National Register of Historic Places, is in Bedford Corners. It is a Stick or Stick-Eastlake style house built in the early 20th century.

Bedford Corners offers great schools as it is part of the Bedford public school system. It also has easy access to the good shopping in Mount Kisco. There is above average diversity in Mount Kisco and so the elementary school serving this area is also less homogenous that some of the neighboring communities.

Dining out options exist in Katonah, Bedford Village and in Mount Kisco. There are also movie theaters and there is the famous Caramoor and Katonah Museum of Art to provide the cultural richness that is sometimes lacking in suburban living.

Natural beauty is without a doubt the real hallmark of this county and it can be seen in Bedford Corners’ rolling terrain. If you live here, you don’t have to travel far to get the full impact of the rebirth of spring or the gorgeous colors of fall.

Bedford Corners is a delightful combination of natural beauty and cultural richness, a true microcosm of the larger Town of Bedford.
Pros
  • Beautiful terrain
  • Good Schools
  • Peaceful
Cons
  • Can feel remote
  • Not much night life
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A Newly Discovered Treasure in the Backroads of Suburbia"

Bedford Corners is one of four hamlets the greater town of Bedford, NY, famous for the old oak tree that is 300 years old, which can be found stil standing on the beautiful windy backroad Rt. 22. (The tree was actually used as a stopping point for Minute Men during the Revolution.)

The hamlet, while it may appear isolated, is only minutes away from the busy town of Mount Kisco, where you can find a train station and many restaurant varieties like Leftis Gyro and Gerardo’s Pizza, as well as adorable cafes with cute names like “Mango,” “Cafe of Love” and “Lexington Square”. (There’s also a Starbucks and lots of places to get your hair done.) You’ll find most of your shopping options here as well, since there is a huge Mrs. Greens, a grocery store, and an antique shop famous for its incredible selection, The Elephant’s Trunk, which can be found across from the newly-renovated library. Bedford Hills Shopping Center also has your neighborhood A&P and the family-friendly Panera’s Bread. Bedford also has a McDonald’s, which can be located on Bedford Road (also Rt. 117), as well as an Applebee’s, a Boston Market, a Dunkin’ Donuts, a Chase, a Khol’s and a Pier 1, all located on the same road.

If you’re in the mood to read, try the adorable, charming Bedford Free Library, which actually looks like a house, complete with white picket fence. You can also see movies at Clearview’s Bedford Playhouse, located on Old Post Road, or the neighboring town of Mount Kisco’s small theater as well.

Bedford Corners, being part of Bedford, is served by Bedford School District and the Katonah-Lewisboro District, both very prestigious schools that guarantee plenty of extracurricular activities to help keep kids busy, as well as a top-quality education (some of the best in the country). While the cost of living isn’t cheap (homes are priced generally around 2 million, and the taxes are high), it’s very safe to live here and there’s always something to do: like taking in a show, or being out and about enjoying nature in the gorgeous woods and fields that surround the untouched beauty of the area. It’s a great mixture of country and suburbia that has the best of both worlds, and is very family-friendly to boot. (The area's zip code is the same as Mount Kisco's, and Mount Kisco's post office also services Bedford Corners.) You're likely to find lots of peace and quiet here, which can be a blessing for some, but may be a drawback for others. Really, it all boils down to what kind of lifestyle you're looking for, and Bedford Corners might just be the exact fit for you!
Pros
  • Beautiful terrain
  • Good Schools
  • Peaceful
  • Decent shopping in the surrounding area
  • Some exceptional restaurants in the surrounding area
Cons
  • must have a car
  • Can feel remote
  • Not much night life
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Has the corner on charm and is cornered by greatness."

Bedford Corners is a small predominantly residential hamlet located in the southeast corner of the town of Bedford, NY. It has much of the same bucolic charm, small town feel and prestige of Bedford and its sister hamlets, with the inclusion of a few more mid-scale and slightly more affordable homes. Bedford Corners is home to Stonecrest, a historic home from 1879 which is famous for being in the unusual Stick-Eastlake style and is on the National Historic Registry. Other than that, it is mostly a quiet corner and should be enjoyed as such. The good news is one need not go far to enjoy the wealth of varied amenities.

In parent town Bedford, you have The Bedford Post Inn, a luxury inn with a yoga studio, daily classes, cool workshops and special events. This is where Richard Gere and his wife have their farm to table restaurant, The Farmhouse, with its excellent a la carte dinner and tasting menus which have received much critical praise. The Barn with its rustic beams and more casual vibe is the more affordable dining option and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other great restaurants in the area include the famous La Cremaillere (one of the most beloved irestaurants n the nation according to Town and Country Magazine), The Meeting House Restaurant, Ristorante Lucia, Bistro Twenty-Two and Bedford Gourmet.

In Katonah, there are also wonderful restaurants including Blue Dolphin Ristorante, Katonah Bar and Grille, Jimmy's Pub, Wooden Nickle, La Famiglia, Deer Park Tavern, Willy Nick's, Muscoot Inn, Tengda Asian Bistro, the cool Perk's Coffee shop, Peppino's Restaurant in the historic train station and Katonah Restaurant where you can have a pretty stellar breakfast all the live long day.

As for Bedford Hills dining, you will find Nino’s, a popular family-friendly Italian restaurant where you just might have some celebrity sightings as you relish the kitchen's excellent pasta dishes and sumptuous veal. There is also a nice Shop Rite for your grocery needs with a nearby Panera Bread. Bedford Hills also has Gianfranco’s Pizza, Kicho Japanese Bistro, Bedford Diner and Restaurant, Salsa Fresco and yes, even a McDonalds.

And don't forget, the corners are bordered by the eclectic and varied village of Mount Kisco with its array of fabulous restaurants, as well.

In immediate Bedford Hills there is Kohl’s Department Store, a Marshall’s Shoe Store, Bedford House and Country Willow, which are both lovely home furnishing stores, a gift shop called James, Kitch n’ Kaffe, which is a housewares and kitchen supply store, Pedigree Ski Shop, a cool consignment shop called Penny Pincher, several fashion boutiques, a golf store and Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop. Shopping can also be found in Katonah on Katonah Ave with its cute selection of antiques, consignment and home furnishing stores, gift shops, children’s, men's and women's fashion boutiques, a card/stationary store, a beauty lounge, a book and music store, a jewelry store and a hardware store.

For your entertainment needs or a quick cultural fix, Bedford Village is home to Bedford Playhouse, a two theatre movie house. Bedford Hills has a wonderful community theatre that hosts fantastic plays and Broadway musicals. Katonah harbors the one of a kind Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, an exquisite Mediterranean-style villa set amongst stunning grounds and gardens. Chamber music concerts are held in Rosen Hall and an outdoor music festival is held out of doors under a big white tent and features everything from opera to bluegrass to jazz. The Katonah Museum hosts ten to twelve outstanding exhibitions each year.

There are quite a few pleasant outdoor recreational opportunities in the general area, as well. Rosaforte Park has playing fields and a picnic area. Beaver Dam Sanctuary Park has walking trails and a designated dog park called Canine Commons, open to town of Bedford residents only. Bedford Hills Park and Bedford Memorial Park both have swimming pools and tennis courts. Bedford Hills is also home to the GlenArbor Golf Club, considered to be one of the finest and most beautiful golf courses in the world. Bedford Village has a country club.

Bedford Corners is quite safe and the crime rate is relatively low.

Bedford Corners is part of the Bedford School System which is considered to be terrific. The median SAT score of Fox Lane High School students is 1631.

The median household income is about $150,000. The median home value is roughly $725,434 and the median rental rate is about $2,000.

The Bedford area is 79% White, 12% Hispanic, 5% Black and 3% Asian.

The population of greater Bedford is approximately 18,133 with the median age being 41.
Pros
  • Some exceptional restaurants in the surrounding area
  • Decent shopping in the surrounding area
  • Beautiful terrain
  • Good Schools
  • Peaceful
Cons
  • Can feel remote
  • Not much night life
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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