Bedford Hills – Home To A Bevy Of Cultural Icons

Bedford Hills – Home To A Bevy Of Cultural Icons

Bedford Hills is a quiet hamlet situated within Westchester County and is home to sprawling estates, farms, and rich historic sites. Boasting a thriving business center in its downtown district, the focal point of Bedford Hills is Bedford Station, built in 1847.

Residents can find employment at the various government offices, as Bedford Hills is the government seat of the Town of Bedford. Other employers include the police department and the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. Families can enjoy sponsored community events, good public schools, and access to the Bedford Hills Historical Museum and the Bedford Hills Free Library.

Population and Notable People

3,001 people live within the hamlet of Bedford Hills, at a density of 3,000 persons per square mile, as the total area is comprised of 1.01 miles square. A number of notable people come from this region, such as Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous and his wife, Lois Burnham Wilson, founder of Al-Anon and Alateen. Their home is considered a historic site and is a popular tourist destination.

In addition, Bruce Willis, Hollywood actor in such films as the Die Hard franchise, is from Bedford Hills as is George Soros, billionaire hedge fund investor, and actress Glenn Close of Fatal Attraction fame. Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones also hail from this location.

Real Estate

Properties listed in the Bedford Hills market have a median price of $697,000, or $301 per square foot, down 14.8% since this time last year. There are currently 27 active listings available, a 30% decrease since the previous July.

Homes will sell for an average of 96.3% of their asking price and will go to contract after receiving an average of one offer. The average down payment is 9.9% of the agreed upon purchase price. Houses will stay on the market for an average of 84 days, and 7 properties were sold last month.

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