Your Move Bedford Local Area Guide

How is the Bedford property market performing?

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Average property price in Bedford

£374,298
+15.2%
Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move Bedford covers.
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Average rental price in Bedford

£933
pcm
+2.6%
Last 12 months
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Bedford in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Bedford?

As Bedford is 46 miles from London, 65 miles from Birmingham and around 20 miles from both Cambridge and Northampton, it’s considered a great commuter town and one that, with its wide range of local amenities and properties, is considered a great place to live for both young and old.

There’s rail access to the key locations from Bedford as well as well as road links to Milton Keynes and the M1 via the new A421, there’s also access to the A1, A6 towards Luton and A600 towards Hitchin.

The town itself is very attractive with the famous River Great Ouse flowing through it and the embankment area renowned for its pleasant walks, river festivals and regattas. It has also recently benefitted from a new riverside cinema complex which adds to the numerous sport and activity centres and parks that are available. Bedford also has its own local market, large, well known department stores and variety of local shopping centres and businesses as well as a good selection of restaurants.

 

Schools

For families, in particular, it also has great local public and private schooling in the area for all ages and Bedford and Cranfield University close by.

 

Properties

The Your Move team in Bedford support those looking to sell, buy, rent or let properties in the postcode areas of MK40, MK41, MK42, MK43, MK44 and parts of MK45. Like most towns and cities Bedford has a large demand for properties which has lifted prices here, but the town still has competitive pricing compared to many southern areas nearer to London.

The properties themselves range from popular Victorian, Edwardian, 1930s and 50s properties to cottages and the more modern estates both in and around the town. Bedford also has some lovely villages surrounding it.

 

Location

The most sought after areas in Bedford tend to be the Castle Road area for commuters and the Putnoe, Brickhill, Goldington and Devon Park areas due to the schools on offer. The villages of Sharnbrook, Oakley, Renhold, Great Barford, Wilstead and Wootton are also highly popular, particularly with families.

Both the town centre, suburbs and villages are all popular places to rent due to their close proximity to the town and commutable road links out via major motorways.

Bedford is famous for John Bunyan and quite a few sporting celebrities, such as Paula Radcliffe and the ski jumper Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards, England cricket captain Alistair Cooke, Monte Panesar, Tim Foster the rower and Matthew Skelton the professional boxer.

All in all a great place to live.