Bedford, NH, is a small suburb outside Manchester, New Hampshire. Bedford is famous because it is the home of the Segway made by Dean Kamen. It is also known for a very low crime rate and having a lot of professionals and students that rent property in the neighborhood. The closest cities to town are Merrimack, New Boston, Amherst, Goffstown and Manchester allowing residents convenient access to even more entertaining attractions.
Bedford started out as Narangassett, named after the Native American tribe that lived in the area in 1733. It was later named Bedford after Lord Russell, the Duke of Bedford, in 1750. The city grew and developed through years of influence from the Manchester Railroad. Retail industries have helped shape the community in recent years.
Currently, there are just over 21,000 people living in the city. The city is known for having a highly educated population with a significant portion of residents who have earned their bachelor's degree or higher. The many large companies offer plenty of access to local corporate employment and entry-level professional jobs. There are also many beautiful spaces higher education campuses in the neighborhood.
Students who rent in the community are often pleased to find plenty of recreational areas to get some exercise or study outdoors. Benedictine Park, Riverfront Park and Heritage Trail, Goad's Trail, Legacy Park, Riley Field, Waterfowl Park, Pulpit Rock Conversation Area, Mcafee Field, Muller Park and Greenfield Farms are popular destinations for residents. You will find that there are Tai Chi lessons, yoga classes, ice fishing groups, Zumba classes, quilting groups and meditation groups that meet daily at the town hall, the Parks and Recreation office or Walnut Hollow Farm.
There are also some beautiful indoor venues that residents should check out in their spare time. The Currier Museum of Art, the Jackson House and the Hilltop Fun Center are great family stops. Oneil Cinemas is a fun place to catch up with friends on rainy days.
Getting around town is relatively easy because of quick access to Interstates 93, 293 and 495 as well as State Routes 3 and 128. The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is the largest airport in the area servicing North America. Walking and bicycling are popular ways to travel in the downtown area with cabs and ride sharing being more prevalent in the outskirts of town. If you rent in the city, there are plenty of travel options for students attending school to navigate the neighborhood without a car.
As a student, you will find that there are plenty of places to get an excellent education. Some of the most frequented schools near the area's apartments include Southern New Hampshire University, Hesser College, Concord's Community College, Northern Essex Community College and the University of Massachusetts. If you are looking for a beauty career, then Michaels School of Hair Design and Esthetics is ideally situated for easy access.
There are several strong industries that regularly hire residents living in Bedford. Professional, technical and scientific services are the largest sectors hiring with computers and electronics, construction, finance and insurance, and the health care industry is also important in the neighborhood. The largest employers include Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, New Hampshire University, Elliot Hospital, Concord Hospital, J. Jill and Fidelity Investments.