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Living in Bedford, VA

Residents of Bedford often say their hometown is the "city that sells itself," and it won't take you long to see why. In fact, your love affair with the community will likely begin the moment you arrive. Visitors to Bedford are immediately met with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a sense of small town charm. Bedford, Virginia, also has several meaningful monuments within its borders. When you're not checking out the architecture or picking apples at a local orchard, you're free to explore the bounty of natural wonders within the town and all around the region. Since the city is conveniently located between Roanoke and Lynchburg, it's also a popular bedroom community; U.S. Routes 460 and 221 make commuting easy.

Things to Do in Bedford

Bedford sends out a siren song to outdoor enthusiasts that is difficult, if not impossible, to ignore. The Blue Ridge Parkway has its own appeal, but it also grants access to the Appalachian Trail. From there, you're off on a walking, hiking, or biking adventure that almost anyone will enjoy. If the crunch of leaves beneath your feet is your favorite melody, one visit to the region in the autumn will have you moving to a Bedford neighborhood in no time. Plus, with Smith Mountain Lake just to the south of town, opportunities for fishing and boating are also at your disposal when you set down roots in the area.

History buffs have their own reasons to move to Bedford. This city is home to the National D-Day Memorial, and the Booker T. Washington National Monument is just 25 miles away in Hardy. Of course, foodies aren't left out in the cold, and apples aren't the only game in town. In addition to the town's orchards, Bedford is surrounded by fantastic vineyards and wineries you can tour, and you'll find plenty of excellent restaurants and fine dining options. The local bus system (BLT) offers routes to some of the best spots in town.

Housing in Bedford

Homes for sale in Bedford are mostly single-family properties with private garages and spacious lots. Apartments and manufactured homes are also on the market, ideal for new residents and home buyers seeking smaller investments. Empty lots are also available in the Bedford real estate inventory, offering space for homeowners to build their dream houses from scratch.


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  • With gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s easy to see why residents choose to live in Bedford.
  • The Appalachian Trail offers a variety of activities for outdoor enthusiasts, including walking, hiking, and bike riding. Residents also enjoy fishing and boating at Smith Mountain Lake, located just south of town.
  • Vineyards and wineries are just one way to spend a weekend out of the house. Local orchards, restaurants, and fine dining options also provide plenty of things to do for the food lover.


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