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Get to know Bedford

Rural without the isolation, Bedford is where the suburbs meet the country. The intersection of rustic and modern, the charm of this Northern Westchester town isn’t confined to a downtown center with a strait of shops. Instead, it’s stumbling upon an organic farm shop slinging mason jars of house-grown strawberry daiquiri mix for Venmo payments, or a modern taqueria tucked into the green and gold marbling of the trees that frame it. Bedford’s ancient village green hosts a blink-and-you’ll-miss it two-block town, but it counts a theater among its humble stretch of businesses, where you might spot a celebrity or two laying low amidst its red brick sidewalks, golf links and expansive network of equestrian riding lanes. Winding backroads weave drivers to its larger, trackside villages of Bedford Hills and Katonah, with modest farmhouses, exquisite estates and ivy-dressed cottages trailing off the sometimes-paved streets in between. Metro-North’s Harlem Line has stations in both, and nearby Mt. Kisco adds bigger-box conveniences of all sorts.

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Living in Westchester

Don’t call it upstate. This cosmopolitan county north of New York City is a collective of towns, hamlets and mid-sized cities that put virtually every lifestyle imaginable within an hour’s commute of Manhattan. It’s due north of the Bronx, next door to Connecticut, and the gateway to the Hudson Valley. Metro-North’s Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines make for speedy service into Grand Central — an express ride from many down-county communities runs comparable to the F train from South Brooklyn, with a much sunnier view. Lower Westchester’s villages prioritize convenience, while the verdant horse country to the north is a favored destination for those looking to fade away in privacy. The Hudson and Long Island Sound form its two coasts, conspiring with an inland chain of lakes and reservoirs for unbeatable boating, fishing and other recreational endeavors. Chain stores are noticeably absent from many Main Streets, which run chockablock with character-filled indie shops.