Bedford, located 15 miles northwest of Boston, is situated in Middlesex County. Bedford was first settled by colonists in 1640 but was not incorporated into the Commonwealth of Massachusetts until 1729. Run through by the Shawsheen and Concord rivers, today Bedford is home to the oldest surviving battle flag in America. The Huckins Farm condominium development is actually named after a farm owned by John Winthrop in the 17th century. Home to over 13,000 residents in its 13.9 square mile area, Bedford residents also enjoy the 12 mile Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.
Bedford is bordered by Billerica, Burlington, Lexington, Lincoln, Concord, and Carlisle. accessible by I-95 and Route 225. Bedford is also served by the MBTA bus line 62 and 76th and has a 35 express bus to Alewife.