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Bedford Travel Guide, Massachusetts

Bedford, MA US – Overview

Bedford is a city located in the Middlesex county of Massachusetts in the United States of America. The city of Bedford is surrounded by Merrimack Valley and falls under the area of Greater Boston.

Weather and city structure:

The city of Bedford is circular in structure and shares amiable weather conditions throughout the year. Concerning water bodies the city is surrounded by the Concord River and the river of Shawsheen flows through the city. Apart from this fact, Bedford is just 15 miles away from the sea coast.

History and culture:

Bedford has a rich history that spans over a period of 400 years. The historic buildings and memorials not only reflect their rich history and heritage but also their cultural beliefs and practices. The people of Bedford take a lot of pride in their rich heritage and this can be observed by the quality of maintenance and restoration work that they initiate to preserve their historical glory.

Historical sites:

The rich history of Bedford can easily be analyzed by observing the number of historical sites that the city boosts. The Bedford flag is the only surviving flag in the United States of America. The rocks known by the name of ‘The Two Brothers ‘ near the Concord River also falls in the category of places with historic relevance in the city of Bedford. Other historical sites include the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Job Lane House and the Fitch Tavern.

Demographic structure:

In accordance with the census of 2000, the population of Bedford was calculated to be 12, 595. Being sized as an average city, Bedford has high population density of 916.7 people per square mile. The racial and ethnic makeup of the city shows the maximum presence of whites at a high percentage of 91. African American, Native American, Asians and people from other races can also be found in Bedford. The girl-boy ratio of the city doesn’t show the over-presence of any particular sex. The per capita income of the region is as high as $39,212.


The educational system of Bedford is held in high esteem throughout Massachusetts. The schooling system in Bedford can be broadly divided into four segments- Lt. Eleazer Davis Elementary School and Job Lane Elementary School. The best middle school and high school facilities are provided by John Glenn Middle and Bedford High School.


Bedford also has good transportation system for any traveler to roam and easily explore the city streets. There is also the famous Bedford Public Library which will help you discover the city.

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