Merrimack Valley Massachusetts

Cities and Towns / Bedford


Quick Facts:

TransportationHighways: I-95 (also known as MA-128), MA 4/225, US-3 and MA-62

Bus: 62 and 62/76 lines, MBTA bus service

Airport: Hanscom Field (IATA: BED, ICAO: KBED)
Schools and EducationĀ Integrated Preschool Program of Bedford; Lt. Eleazer Davis Elementary (K-2); Lt. Job Lane Elementary (3-5); John Glenn Middle School (6-8); Bedford High School; Shawsheen Valley Technical High School (Billerica)


Town Hall: 781-275-0083

Incorporated in: 1729

Population: 13,320

Town Website:

Fire Department: 781-275-7262

Police Department: 781-275-1212


Total Area: 13.87 sq. miles

Land Area: 13.74 sq. miles

Density: 946 per sq. mile

Median Household Income: $87,962.00

Median Household Size: 2.6


Bedford, located adjacent to Lexington and Concord, shares an important place in Revolutionary War History and the events of April 19, 1775. Minutemen gathered at the historic Fitch Tavern in Bedford before proceeding to battle in Concord. The original Bedford flag, currently housed in the Bedford public library, is the oldest known flag in the United States and was carried in the famous battle at the North Bridge in Concord. Bedford’s town center is home to an attractive historic district with well-preserved colonial houses, a town common, as well as a vibrant commercial district with many shops and restaurants. In April, each year in Wilson Park, Minutemen from around the region re-enact the “Pole Capping”, a practice from Colonial America showing dissatisfaction with the English government. Celebrating the railroad history of the Area, Bedford’s historic Depot Park at the terminus of the popular Minuteman Bikeway features a restored vintage passenger car, and a preserved Railroad Station and Freight House.

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