5.3 out of 10

Bedford

38.5941983689305 -85.3170620791099
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
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Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Aug 10, 2012

"Too small to provide a fun atmosphere"

Bedford is one of the smaller towns in Northern Kentucky, and this brings with it a handful of positives and negatives. First, the positives.

Bedford is very safe, quiet and clean. These are important things to remember. You don't come here for nightlife. You don't come here to shop. Most people come to Bedford to get away from the loud big cities. There's a fair bit of outdoor life to enjoy here as well, so when you need to get back to basics and partake in a bit of solitude, Bedford is a great place to check out.

If, on the other hand, you want to have a bit more to do or better amenities, Bedford is going to be woefully inadequate. There aren't very many schools, with Trimble County High School, Middle School and Bedford Elementary School being the main ones used. You won't have a lot of options as a parent, to send your kids to different schools if you don't like these. They're not horrible schools, and there's little crime or drug use in the area, so you needn't worry about those kinds of problems, but you also don't get the highest level of education.

You also won't find many job opportunities. Bedford hardly has any restaurants, let alone many businesses capable of employing large numbers of people.

One thing I really like about Bedford is the Trimble County Fair that comes around every June. These bring in quite a few people and help people get to know one another. It's not hard to learn most people's names in Bedford, with less than 1000 people living here, but it's still a good community-building activity.

I can't give Bedford a terribly high score, and that's because it just isn't the most interesting or active place. There are few places to find a job, and the schools are common. Nothing of note outside of the County Fair really stands out here.
Pros
  • Trimble County Fair is fun
  • Quiet
  • Very safe
Cons
  • Few job opportunities
  • Few schools
  • Not much to do
  • Too small for most people
Recommended for
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Jul 30, 2012

"Not much to do outside of a few local festivals"

I have to admit I'm not the biggest fan of Bedford. It's an extremely small town, with I believe less than a thousand residents, and there are very few places to eat, shop, have a drink or have any real fun. I suppose it has a bit of small town charm, but not nearly enough in my opinion.

One thing Bedford DOES have is the Little Kentucky River Winery, which is a decent place to get a drink if you're so inclined, though it's hardly a good place to meet people. Still, it's a stunning places I've been to and is a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I think if you lived here you'd enjoy this a lot less, but for what it's worth you can get a drink here.

The other main benefit of living in Bedford is the lack of crime. It's a very safe place. This is no doubt due to the extremely low population, but you don't hear about a lot of crimes around these parts.

Other than this, there's just not much to say about Bedford. It's sorta boring. If you have kids you won't love the lack of educational choices. There are few schools in the area, and while they're not the worst, if you don't like them good luck finding another option.

I hate being so negative about a town, but Bedford is just too small and too slow for me.
Pros
  • Very safe
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Few schools
  • Not much to do
  • Too small for most people
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers