Bedfordshire's two largest towns are Bedford and Luton, while the county also consists of many scenic villages. New developments are available throughout the county with popular locations including Luton, Bedford, Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable, Biggleswade, Flitwick and Ampthill. Families see the value and convenience of living in Bedfordshire, which has good schools, and many commute to London or other nearby towns.
Bedfordshire lies on a number of the main transport routes to the Midlands and the north of England. There is also access to useful international travel connections through Luton Airport. The M1 and A1(M) are the main motorways that run through the county.
The county is home to two universities, the University of Bedfordshire and Cranfield University.