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Bedford House Removals
The market town of Bedford is located next to the Great River Ouse. Despite modernisation, the centre of the town is still home to some fantastic structures from times gone by. The town centre, even its windy cobbled streets, are loved by those searching for something a little different in the independent boutiques and specialist shops. However, for those seeking something a little more mainstream, there are shopping malls full of high-street favourites.
It is not just the contemporary facilities that make many enjoy living in Bedford. It is considered a top commuter hotspot, with transport connections running far and wide. Furthermore, Bedford is surrounded by beautiful countryside and areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Moving to Bedford
The average rental price of a property in Bedford is £760 pcm. One and two bed flats fall between £595 and £950 pcm dependant on location and condition of the property. The most expensive are located close to the train station. Three-bed terraced homes start at £850 pcm and prices escalate dependant on property features and access to transport links and schools. Family-sized semis start at a similar monthly price, but can go well over £1500 pcm. There are some bargain detached homes, but be prepared for a journey to the town centre and transport links. The majority of spacious properties are available for upwards of £1150 pcm.
The historic town centre of Bedford is awash with late Georgian properties interspersed with new builds. The more upmarket three-bed flats in this area are on the market for around £180,000, but one-beds can be picked up for as little as £60,000. Riverside and embankment properties come with a premium price tag, but there are some Marina Court family homes hovering just under £300,000. Most families in Bedford buy one of the hundreds of terraced homes that dominate the streets. Prices for these properties range between £100,000 and £175,000. Depending on your budget, there are some magnificent Victorian detached homes and villas around Devon Park and Bedford Park but, we prepared to spend between £390,000 and £600,000.
Moving to Bedford couldn’t be easier. The Britannia Pink& Jones office is located just 35 minutes away from Bedford, in Wellingborough. The team at Britannia Pink & Jones are not only able to provide you with a seamless moving service, but can also provide bespoke storage solutions.
Schools in Bedford
Balliol, Cauldswell, Hazeldene, and Livingstone are the most popular primary schools amongst Bedford’s parents and they are all rated ‘good’ by Oftsed. In terms of state secondary schools, the Ofsted rankings are not as strong, with many ‘effective’, or ‘satisfactory’. However, Bedford is championed for its second-to-none independent schools, with Bedford School, Bedford High, and Dame Alice Harpur ‘outstanding’.
Transport Links Bedford
Bedford is a real hotspot for commuters due to its excellent rail links. The station is served by three operators who provide services to Brighton (2 hours 29 minutes), St Albans, and London St Pancras (39 to 59 minutes depending on the service). Additional services also run to Luton Airport Parkway (26 minutes), Gatwick Airport (1 hour 54 minutes), and Sutton, via Wimbledon and Mitcham Junction. Other services from the station call at Nottingham, Derby, Sheffield, York, and Scarborough.
There is another station in Bedford, called St John’s. Services from this station run hourly, to Blectchley on the westbound line, and Bedford Midland eastbound. There are no services on Sundays.
Bedford is located between the A1 (M) and M1, allowing for easy connection to London and other important road networks.