Town of Bedford named one of the "Top 25 Happiest Small Towns in America"

BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) The town of Bedford is one of the happiest small towns in America. At least that's what House Beautiful Magazine declared with its recent "Top 25" list.

The magazine pointed out Bedford's relaxed and quiet environment. Scenery, low crime rate, and the rich history were all considered in the ranking.

"It's definitely our assets like Smith Mountain Lake, Peaks of Otter and all of the amazing scenery that we have," said Traci Blido, Director of Economic Development for Bedford County. "But also It's the low crime rate, low cost of living, and people generally just have a more relaxed family environment here."

Blacksburg and Charlottesville are the other Virginia towns that made it in the Top 25.