About the Town of Bedford

Bedford, New Hampshire, 50 miles from Boston and adjacent to the state’s largest city of Manchester, is viewed as an upscale residential town with a population of approximately 22,000. The majority of Bedford is residentially zoned. Many major retailers such as Whole Foods, Trader Joes, REI, Target and Lowes are proud to be located in Bedford.

Education & Schools

Boasting a highly-educated population with many employed in technical areas of endeavor, Bedford places a high degree of importance on education and has a highly regarded school system.  Saint Anselm College, the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Manchester Community Technical College, Southern New Hampshire University and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy of New Hampshire are all located within easy commuting distance from Bedford.


Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, with direct access from Bedford, allows convenient air travel to most any location in the U.S. and Canada. Interstate-93, Interstate-293 and Route 3 allow easy auto travel to the Lakes Region and White Mountains to the north and to Boston, the Interstate-495 and Route 128 corridors to the south.


A charter form of government, with a Town Council of seven members to govern the Town and a Town Manager responsible for day to day operations and services, provides a traditional old-style New England form of government with the modern amenities of the 21st century. The state of New Hampshire has no broad base sales or income tax.


Close to build-out, Bedford offers a comfortable, stable community environment with the New England-style of living which attracts our residents to live here and our businesses to be located here. Bedford is proud to be a member of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and is always willing to help the growth of our existing businesses or to welcome a new company to our community.