Bedford sits in the middle of the Oxford to Cambridge Arc which with London delineates The Golden Triangle. This is where world-class innovation and entrepreneurial activity draws inspiration from a proliferation of universities, colleges and research institutes.
Bedford is perfectly placed to play a major role in this innovation hothouse with the world renowned Cranfield University and a host of other academic institutions and corporate R&D centres.
Some 67,000 homes, with major growth ranging from central urban riverside apartments, close to town terraces and green suburban mix to rural local stone and brick homes in a variety of river valley, woodland and other countryside settings.
Recently growing at around 600 homes a year, provision has been made for future growth at double this rate supporting a substantial workforce increase.
With house prices around 10% below the regional average and over 4% below the national average, Bedford is well placed from an affordability perspective.