Bedford is one of the fastest growing areas in VA. Located within a day's drive of all major mid-Atlantic markets, the Bedford community is decidedly pro-active, resulting in a healthy, diverse economy. Bedford advantages include: Workforce programs that engage business, public schools and community college. Sites with infrastructure and zoning in place. Enterprise and Technology Zones plus local incentives. High-speed broadband service. Agricultural economic development program. Historic Centertown Bedford - a Main Street Community. Scenic beauty with mountain and lake recreation.
Bedford County consists of 764 square miles located in west-central Virginia just east of the Roanoke metropolitan area. The city of Bedford is situated on the U.S. Route 460 corridor midway between Roanoke to the west and Lynchburg and Campbell County to the east. The scenic Blue Ridge Mountains make up the county's western border. The James River forms the northeast boundary. The 23,400-acre Smith Mountain Lake is situated to the south. The community is home to a diversified industrial base and displays an appealing quality of life.
The city of Bedford is 115 miles west of Richmond, the state capital; 210 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.; and 215 miles west of Norfolk. Lynchburg is about 24 miles east and Roanoke is 29 miles west.
Bedford County and the city of Bedford are part of the Lynchburg Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).