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Old 03-18-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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Default What can you tell me about Bedford?

I recently interviewed in Bedford & Lynchburg, and fell in love with both areas, but particularly Bedford. It is a beautiful area, the river, rolling hills, mountain views, and gorgeous old homes.

I really didn't get to spend too much time there, because I was driving all over for interviews. What can you tell me about the area? Housing market (rental first, then buying), stores, pediatricians, veterinarians, restaurants, and schools? I did check out the schools online, and they look very good. What about community life, and community feeling? I hope I get a job offer.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:38 PM
 
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One of the best restaurants in area is Millstone Tea Room north of Bedford. Nice smaller community with easy access to shopping in Lynchburg or even Roanoke. Houses are cheap.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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Thank you for the response. I will be going back to Bedford next week for a second interview. Is it a closely knit community? I know it is a city, but the population is rather small for a city. I prefer more rural areas, and Bedford seems to fit the bill.

Any other information anyone can give me will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:08 AM
 
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I really like Bedfords location. Roanoke, Smith Mtn Lake, Lycnhburg and Peaks of Otter are all within 30 minutes and the surrounding area is fairly rural. I have a number of friends that live there. It is a very down to earth town compared to Lynchburg and Roanoke. While it's small there is enough shopping for all your day-to-day needs.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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Bedford is a sleepy little town. The old homes are outstanding as is the beautiful scenery. One can live there and work/shop, etc in either Roanoke or Lynchburg plus great access to Smith Mountain Lake. I don't know why more people don't live there. They fixed up their downtown but everytime I visit nothing is openThe latest news I read was the Army was building a recruiting center and someone is building a housing development off RT 460?
Be sure to stop by the Visitor Center at the D-Day memorial, the people there are quite good with your requests, plus they have a wealth of information about the area.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:37 PM
 
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Thank you. I will be back there Friday for a second interview, and will be sure to stop by the visitor center. This time I won't be spending the day racing to back to back interviews, and will be able to spend more time in the city and surrounding countryside. I love old houses, and want to drive around and look at them.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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Did you go back? Would love to know the outcome.x
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:52 PM
 
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Default Mah Jongg in Bedford

Does anyone know if there's a Mah Jongg group in Bedford?
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