Bedford, TX, is a northeast suburb of Fort Worth, TX. The town is on Highway 183, halfway between Fort Worth and Dallas. Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Fort Worth is less than 25 miles East, and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is less than 15 miles northeast of town. Add great hospitals, easy access to a VA facility, a commissary, and an exchange; those compound the reasons why Bedford, TX, is high on our list of smart retirement locations.
For the golfers, Bedford is surrounded by golf courses, including Bear Creek, Texas Star, Waterchase, and Sky Creek. Thrill chasers are in luck as well. Six Flags Over Texas and its attached waterpark, Hurricane Harbor, is 20 miles south of town. Southwest Nature Preserve in Arlington, about 20 miles south, is filled with hiking trails, exercise stations, and much more.
Bedford, TX, offers in-town easy entertainment with Meadow Park Complex. The complex includes Bedford Bark Park, a city dog park with picnic tables, water fountains, and more.
Bedford Boys Ranch Park is keeping up with the town's needs. The park is undergoing a renovation promising a complex meeting everybody's demand for outdoor entertainment.
Furthermore, NRH20 Family Waterpark is a 10 minutes drive west of town, in nearby North Richland Hills. Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark is also 20 minutes northeast in Grapevine, TX. Grapevine, TX also hosts an In and Out Burger restaurant.
Lastly, if easy access to military benefits, golf, and waterparks sounds like a fun way to spend retirement, bed down in Bedford!
Bedford, is one of the 120 locations listed in our Smart Military Retirement Location Guide™. Filled with locations chosen based on data relevant to military retirees, our 2022 Smart Military Retirement Location Guide™ will help you find the location best suited for your ideal retirement. For more information and to purchase our guide, click here.