Bedford at Falls River

November 5, 2023

Discover Bedford at Falls River, a premier Raleigh neighborhood with abundant amenities, diverse housing, top schools a convenient to Wake Forest
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As a licensed North Carolina real estate agent with over 17 years of experience and a 30+ year resident of Raleigh, I have an intimate understanding of what makes the Bedford at Falls River community truly special.

As the founder of the well-known Tim M. Clarke Team and a Certified Residential Pricing Specialist, I'm passionate about sharing my expertise to help clients find their perfect home in this vibrant neighborhood.

Bedford at Falls River Overview

Tucked away in the northern part of Raleigh, North Carolina lies the award-winning community of Bedford at Falls River.

Encompassing over 600 acres, this neighborhood is a shining example of new urbanist design and luxurious suburban living.

With its strategic location between Raleigh and Wake Forest, residents enjoy the perks of both city life and small-town charm.

As a flourishing community, Bedford at Falls River has garnered interest from individuals and families relocating from various cities across the United States.

Driven by a thriving job market, top-tier education, and outstanding amenities, the residents of Bedford at Falls River enjoy a promising blend of leisure and suburban living.

Bedford at Falls River has emerged as a vibrant, charming community that perfectly captures the spirit of Raleigh, North Carolina.

With its stellar location, inviting amenities, diverse dining and entertainment options, and emphasis on healthcare and education, this community provides residents an unparalleled quality of suburban living.

History and Development

Bedford at Falls River is a well-established, family-friendly community that has been thoughtfully developed over the past two decades.

This picturesque neighborhood features a diverse mix of architectural styles, from traditional to contemporary, that blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings.

The community's commitment to preserving green spaces and fostering a strong sense of neighborly connection has made it a sought-after destination for homebuyers.

Home Sizes and Lot Sizes

Bedford at Falls River offers a wide range of home sizes and lot sizes to accommodate various lifestyles and preferences.

From cozy townhomes perfect for first-time buyers or downsizers to spacious single-family homes ideal for growing families, there's something for everyone.

Lot sizes vary, with some homes situated on intimate, low-maintenance plots and others boasting expansive yards for outdoor enjoyment. On average, homes in the community range from approximately 1,800 to over 4,000 square feet.

Builders in the Community

The neighborhood features homes crafted by some of the region's most respected builders, ensuring a high level of quality and attention to detail. Notable builders in Bedford at Falls River include:

  • Terramor Homes
  • Tingen Construction
  • Timberline Builders
  • Rice Builders
  • Homescape Building Co.
  • Drees Homes
  • Dixon Kirby
  • David Weekley Homes
  • CityScape Builders
  • Chesapeake Homes
  • Ange Signature Homes

Bedford at Falls River Amenities

With its idyllic setting, abundance of amenities, diverse housing options, top-rated schools, and convenience, it's easy to see why Bedford at Falls River is one of Raleigh's most coveted neighborhoods.

This master-planned community offers the perfect blend of small-town charm and big-city living.

Community Lifestyle

Bedford at Falls River stands out for its abundance of amenities catered towards an active, social lifestyle.

The community centerpiece is the expansive town commons, featuring a grand clock tower and plenty of green space for gatherings.

Surrounding the commons are The Shoppes at Bedford, home to restaurants, a fitness center, and more.

Outdoor enthusiasts will love the 27-mile Neuse River Trail, which has two access points within the neighborhood.

The community also boasts a 3,500 square foot recreation center with swimming, tennis, basketball, and other facilities.

Over 30% of the total land area is set aside for parks and nature preserves.

Outdoor Spaces and Recreational Amenities

Bedford at Falls River is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The community boasts miles of walking and biking trails that wind through lush landscapes, connecting residents with the beauty of their surroundings.

The centerpiece of the neighborhood is the stunning Falls River, which offers opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and picnicking along its banks.

The community also features a resort-style pool complex, complete with a lap pool, children's splash area, and ample space for sunbathing and socializing.

Tennis courts, basketball courts, and playgrounds provide additional options for staying active and having fun close to home.

Public and Private Schools

Families in Bedford at Falls River benefit from access to top-rated public schools in the Wake County Public School System. Children in the community are zoned for:

  • Abbotts Creek Elementary School
  • Durant Road Middle School
  • Wakefield High School

For those seeking private education options, there are several excellent schools nearby, including North Raleigh Christian Academy and St. Timothy's School.

Top Local Restaurants near Bedford at Falls River

Foodies will delight in the diverse array of local restaurants just minutes from Bedford at Falls River.

Bedford at Falls River's location ensures that dining and entertainment options are boundless.

Area favorites, such as Nantucket Grill and Casa Cubana, are excellent choices for a family dinner out.

Residents craving savory Thai and Vietnamese dishes need not journey beyond nearby Bangkok Thai.

For a fun and social experience, Wakefield Tavern and The Pickled Pub are excellent choices.

The community's bustling nightlife impresses with a diverse array of bars and pubs.

The Hop Yard is a popular spot for beer enthusiasts looking to enjoy live entertainment, while the Abbots Cellar boasts an inviting ambiance for unwinding with exceptional brews and pub fare.

Shopping and Entertainment near Bedford at Falls River

Bedford at Falls River is conveniently located near a variety of shopping and entertainment options.

The Triangle Town Center mall, just a short drive away, features over 125 stores, a movie theater, and numerous dining options.

For grocery shopping, residents can choose from nearby stores like Harris Teeter, Publix, and Whole Foods Market.

Lafayette Village, an outdoor shopping center, presents a unique blend of upscale boutiques, international fare, and local events.

For a more traditional shopping experience, residents head to North Hills or Crabtree Valley Mall, both within easy driving distance.

Top-Quality Healthcare and Education Facilities

Accessibility to first-rate healthcare facilities is a cornerstone of Bedford at Falls River's family-oriented vision.

The community is close to esteemed institutions like WakeMed North Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital.

Educational facilities meet the highest of expectations, with Falls River's proximity to acclaimed schools like Abbotts Creek Elementary, Wakefield Middle, and Wakefield High School.

Additionally, renowned universities like North Carolina State University and Duke University are easily accessible.

Bedford at Falls River's Location Overview

Highway Access

One of the major advantages of living in Bedford at Falls River is its easy access to major highways, making commuting and traveling a breeze.

The community is just minutes from I-540, which connects residents to other key thoroughfares like I-40, I-440, and US-1. This strategic location puts the entire Triangle region within easy reach.

Commute Times and Suggested Routes

From Bedford at Falls River (27614), key destinations in the Triangle are just a short drive away:

  • RDU International Airport: Approximately 15 miles (20-25 minute drive) via I-540 E
  • Downtown Durham: Approximately 25 miles (30-35 minute drive) via I-540 W and I-40 W
  • Downtown Raleigh: Approximately 14 miles (20-25 minute drive) via I-540 S and I-440 E
  • Research Triangle Park (RTP): Approximately 20 miles (25-30 minute drive) via I-540 W and NC-54 W

The neighborhood is also just a short drive from major employers like Cisco and Lenovo.

For the most efficient commutes, I recommend using navigation apps like Google Maps or Waze to get real-time traffic updates and route suggestions.

Why Bedford at Falls River Stands Out

As a real estate professional with 17 years of experience in the Raleigh-Durham area, I highly recommend Bedford at Falls River to homebuyers and sellers alike.

This award-winning community offers the ideal blend of small-town charm and modern convenience.

For buyers, I suggest taking advantage of the diverse housing options and top-rated schools.

Schedule a tour to get a feel for day-to-day life in the neighborhood.

Chat with residents about their experiences. And lean on an expert Realtor to negotiate the home buying process smoothly.

If you're considering making Bedford at Falls River your home, here are a few tips to maximize your experience:

  1. Take the time to explore the neighborhood and its amenities. Walk the trails, visit the pool, and attend community events to get a true feel for the lifestyle.
  2. Research the various builders and home styles available to find the best fit for your needs and preferences. Our team can provide valuable insights and help you navigate the options.
  3. Get to know your potential neighbors. Strike up conversations at community gatherings or when you see people out and about. Building connections early on can help you feel at home from day one.

For current residents looking to sell, my advice is to showcase the unique features and lifestyle of Bedford at Falls River in your listing. Highlight the community amenities, nearby attractions, and convenient location.

Staging your home to emphasize its best features and working with a local expert like myself can help you attract serious buyers and achieve a successful sale.

If you're a current resident seeking to enhance your lifestyle in Bedford at Falls River, I encourage you to get involved in community events and clubs, explore new hobbies that take advantage of the neighborhood's amenities, and support local businesses.

By actively engaging with your surroundings, you'll deepen your connection to this special place and make the most of all it has to offer.

As your trusted real estate partner, the Tim M. Clarke Team is here to help you navigate every step of your journey in Bedford at Falls River.

Whether you're buying, selling, or simply looking to enhance your experience in this remarkable community, we have the expertise and dedication to help you achieve your goals.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can help you make your Bedford at Falls River dreams a reality.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bedford at Falls River

The Shoppes at Bedford retail space in the heart of the community includes restaurants, shops, a fitness center, and more.

What types of homes are available in Bedford?

Home styles range from townhomes to large single-family homes. Builders offer traditional, modern, and custom designs.

What amenities does the neighborhood offer?

Amenities include a large pool in the 3,500 square foot recreation center, trails, parks, and nature preserves. The community is also a short drive from Falls Lake amenities.

What is the price range of homes in Bedford?

Home prices currently range from the mid 200,000s to over 1 million. There are options for various budgets.

Are the schools near Bedford highly rated?

Yes, top-rated Wake County schools like Abbotts Creek Elementary are assigned to the neighborhood.

Is the neighborhood convenient to local employers?

Yes, major employers like Cisco and Lenovo are a short drive from Bedford.

How far is downtown Raleigh from Bedford?

Downtown Raleigh is about a 25-30 minute drive from the neighborhood.

Is the neighborhood walkable?

Yes, Bedford was designed with walkability in mind, with sidewalks and community greens.

Is the Neuse River Trail accessible from Bedford?

Yes, the trail has two access points within the community.

Who are the builders in Bedford at Falls River?

Builders include Wakefield Development Company and various local/national homebuilders.

Listings in Bedford at Falls River

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Tim M. Clarke

About the author

17 years as a Realtor in the Research Triangle, Tim seeks to transform the Raleigh-Durham real estate scene through a progressive, people-centered approach prioritizing trust & transparency.

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