Students from Bedford attend schools within the Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB) Independent School District. This district was named in the top 15% of school systems nationwide as a recipient of the national SchoolMatch “What Parents Want Award.” This recognition is based on criteria including an outstanding curriculum, academic test scores, class size and an above average expenditure on pupil instruction. There are also several top-notch private and parochial schools in the area. Institutions of higher learning in the area include the Northeast campus of Tarrant Community College, Rockwall College, the University of Texas at Dallas and Baylor University.
Parks and Recreation
Bedford also provides residents with a full slate of recreational activities and programs for residents of all ages. The community has nine parks that feature amenities such as playground areas and athletic fields. The Bedford Boys Ranch is the largest and most well known park in Bedford. Boys Ranch, as the locals call it, offers facilities including an inline hockey area, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, a gymnasium, ball fields, picnic areas and a lake. Also, an Aquatic Center features public pool access. In the surrounding areas are additional leisurely opportunities such as several golf courses like the Texas Star Golf Course. Nearby Fort Worth also offers a unique mix of parks that feature lakes and other recreational facilities.
Just a short drive away are several shopping areas such as the Grapevine Mills Value Oriented Mall. Here the shopping enthusiast will find the first super-regional, value-oriented mega-mall in Texas and the Southwest. The 1.5 million square-foot mall offers a variety of retail stores, outlets, department stores, off-price retailers and dining and entertainment venues. Another large mall in the Southwest is the North East Mall located in Hurst. Hundreds of smaller specialty stores in addition to several department stores are found at this mall.
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