Bedford is steeped in history, with an ancient castle as well as attractive green spaces, including Bedford Park and Russell Park. Many tenants tend to come from London or Cambridge, keen to find better value rental properties, a more relaxing quality of life, plus good rail and road links.
Bedford is genuinely multicultural, with large Italian and Sikh communities. The result is a fascinating mix of incredible cuisine, markets and cultural events. The Guru Nanak Gurdwara temple in Queen's Park is the largest Sikh temple in the UK outside London.
Some of the most popular parts of Bedford are Putnoe, Brickhill, Kempston as well as the town centre itself. There are various new build and apartment developments that are popular with commuters, who can be in the capital in half an hour with the East Midlands Trains service. The A6, A1 and M1 are all close by, and Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Buckingham and Oxford are all easily accessible.