Celebrity Central: Bedford Hills, N.Y.


bedford new yorkBedford, New York, may not be the perfect small town, but clearly many A-list celebrities think it comes awfully close. The town of Bedford -- which includes Katonah, Bedford Village and Bedford Hills -- is currently home to Martha Stewart, billionaire financier George Soros and Ralph Lauren, among others. Mark David of our sister site, ShelterPop.com, gets the lay of the land.

Pastoral and pristine Westchester County has been a bucolic haven for horsey and high society types since the late 19th-century when huge homes on vast estates were built by some of America's wealthiest families including the Rockefellers (Pocantico Hills).

Many of the quaint and upscale communities that dot the countryside claim celebrity residents, including political movers and shakers Bill and Hillary Clinton (Chappaqua), divorcing Tinseltowners Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins (Pound Ridge), late night talk show king David Letterman (North Salem), "Desperate Housewives'' Vanessa Williams (Chappaqua) and New York City's multi-billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg (North Castle).

As many celebs as may be strewn around throughout Westchester County, it's in and around the three itty-bitty unincorporated hamlets that comprise the Town of Bedford (Katonah, Bedford Village and Bedford Hills) where a veritable crush of notable names from the rarefied and glammy worlds of politics, high finance and Hollywood own country getaways and sprawling estates.

Read more at ShelterPop.com.

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