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Bedford at Falls River

Bedford at Falls River is known across the Triangle area for its small town appeal and quaint village atmosphere, all the while being located only minutes away from the conveniences of Raleigh. Bedford was initially developed in 2001 on 600 acres of gently rolling hills in north Raleigh. The community prides itself on its friendly atmosphere, strong sense of pride, and deep social ties developed amongst its residents. More than one-third of the property has been set aside as open space with a family-friendly recreation center, two swimming pools, tennis and volleyball courts, and several community playgrounds. Locally, there are over twelve miles of greenway trails that will appeal to any homeowner seeking an active lifestyle.

At the heart of Bedford is its small town appeal, where neighbors are often found walking down its shady, tree lined streets, sharing in friendly conversation. The idea of neighbors socializing is built into the framework of the community, where wide front porches encourage casual interaction and the town center features an iconic clock tower and public gathering area. In addition, a 25,000 square foot retail and professional complex called The Shoppes at Bedford Square will soon feature even a greater variety of businesses and services for the convenience of Bedford homeowners.

With so many open spaces to take advantage of, Bedford is the perfect place to stay active throughout the year. Bedford's pocket parks, playgrounds and lakes are places for all of Bedford's residents to enjoy and relax in a beautiful, natural setting. There are over 205 acres of parks, greenways and open spaces at Bedford, along with 26 miles of tree-lined sidewalks, which provide safe places for jogging, walking or bike riding. There are also plenty of resting places and gathering areas along the way. Bedford's lakes and fountain features are also tranquil additions to the community.

The Recreation Center provides a warm, friendly atmosphere for a variety of neighborhood and private get-togethers and an abundance of space for activities of all kinds including tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a spacious clubhouse, two pools, Central Park, and a shady picnic pavilion.

The Bedford Clock Tower is a landmark in the center of Town Square, where an open greenway lined with trees is host to a variety of activities. Neighbors meet in this central area to visit with each other, have a picnic, watch the kids play, and enjoy the scenery. The familiar sight of the Clock Tower serves as a constant reminder that you are at home.

The Bedford community itself is divided into a number of individual neighborhoods of every style, price, and size imaginable so you are certain to find just the home for your family. Below you will find just a small sample of the available neighborhoods within Bedford which are currently under construction. For a complete listing of all the available homes and homesites, please contact us and we can set up a customized search.


Bedford at Falls River Neighborhoods


Bedford TownhomesTownes at Bedford Square

These distinguished townhomes feature a combination of distinct exterior styling and today’s best interior amenities. The interior floorplan design is uniquely innovative and efficient. Traditional design, quality construction, impeccable service and timely delivery of the finished product ensure that homes in this neighborhood will meet or exceed your highest expectations.


Single Family Homes


Sonoma Collection

The Sonoma neighborhood features homes in a Craftsman, Colonial and Traditional style. The attractive exterior architecture combined with innovative and open floorplans lends itself to easy living homes. These three and four bedroom homes have features that appeal to most families, including available first floor masters, large family rooms and outstanding kitchens. The floorplans range in size from 2300 to 3000 square feet.

Society Hill

These homes are located in a great area within Bedford, close to all the amenities yet quietly tucked away and backing up to open space. The collection of homes at Society Hill are traditional in design and feature open floorplans and a range of options that appeal to today’s busy families. Quality construction is the hallmark of these homes built by Drees homes.

Greenbriar Collection

These homes feature classic Arts and Crafts detailing with spacious 2-story floorplans. The homes are designed with innovation and convenience in mind. The collection offers wonderful options including first floor master bedroom suites, 2 car garages, and large great rooms which are perfect for entertaining. With additional distinct detailing such as oversized secondary bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, and walk-in pantries the quality of design and construction is readily apparent.

Charleston Collection

This neighborhood is characterized by authentic Southern style row homes which have been superbly crafted by some of the area’s most talented master builders. The Charleston Collection are lovely, historically inspired, southern styled row homes, with verandas, balconies, piazzas and garages discretely tucked away. They offer formal and informal living areas, multi-use rooms, and three and four bedroom plans. Each home is exquisitely appointed with hardwood floors, wood molding, attractive lighting, period doors and windows, and other features to enhance the Bedford lifestyle.

Larger Bedford Single Family Homes


Wainwright Collection

The Wainwright Collection contains superbly detailed custom-built homes combining time-honored design features with modern conveniences. These homes are built by some of the area’s most respected builders utilizing the finest building products available. Unsurpassed craftsmanship and features tailored to custom fit the homeowner’s lifestyle and budget are hallmarks of the design. Attention is given to the smallest of details and assistance is provided in all stages of the buying process.

River Point Collection

A variety of innovative floor plans, timeless design features and superior quality characterize the River Point Collection of homes by John Wieland. Finely detailed exteriors and gracious livable interiors combine in six distinctive home styles which are sure to fit any lifestyle.

Estate Collection

The Estate Collection of homes is a seamless blend of luxury, classic elegance and charm. A semi-gated brick entryway provides a sense of privacy and comfort, while homes feature an alluring architectural style reminiscent of older, more established neighborhoods. These homes are situated on 1/3 to 1/2 acre lots and custom built to offer upscale living from the Triangle's finest builders. The nine custom builders within the Estate Builder Team are known for their ability to design timeless homes with enduring appeal, offering plans that suit every family's lifestyle. The Estate collection of homes begins from the $700s.


Bedford AmenitiesBedford Recreation Center

The 3500 square foot clubhouse at Bedford provides a warm, accommodating venue for community based social and recreational activities with private meeting and event spaces, wireless internet access and two separate entertainment areas with seating and digital and audio systems. The Recreation Center also features two swimming pools – a competition size pool and a kid friendly recreational pool with a 110 foot long water slide dubbed Mount Gushmore!

Central Park

Adjacent to the Bedford Recreation Center is Central Park. Central Park has three tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts and the Central Park Playground complete with swings, slides, a merry-go-round, and mini rock wall. Several other pocket parks, playgrounds, picnic areas, greenways, and recreational paths are located throughout the community which allows for easy access to outdoor play areas by all homeowners.

Town Square

The Bedford Clock Tower is a landmark in the center of Town Square, where an open greenway lined with trees is host to a variety of activities. Neighbors meet in this central area to visit with each other, have a picnic, watch the kids play, and enjoy the scenery.

Area Outdoor Recreation

Bedford is located near the Falls Lake State Recreation Area which encompasses 26,000 acres of woodlands and a 12,000 acre stocked lake. The park also offers hiking and mountain bike trails, boat launch, and camping.

Bedford area schools

Wake County is known state-wide for its excellent education system and the schools serving Bedford at Falls River are no exception. In and around the community there are elementary, middle and high schools, as well as many top-rated private schools. Several accredited daycares and preschools are also conveniently located in the area.

Educational Childcare
The Primrose School of North Raleigh
Durant Road Preschool
Right Time Kids Drop in Daycare

Elementary Schools
Wakefield Elementary School
Durant Elementary School
Wildwood Forest Elementary School

Middle Schools
Wakefield Middle School
Durant Middle School

High Schools
Wakefield High School

Community Amenities at Bedford and nearby shopping

  • The Shoppes at Bedford Square
  • WakeMed North Healthplex part of the WakeMed Hospitals
  • Over 500 acres of shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues
  • Food Lion Grocery Store
  • Ace Hardware
  • Durant Road Preschool
  • Major banks
  • Restaurants, coffee shops and personal services
  • Specialty shops


To learn more, visit the Wake County Public Schools


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