B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    D
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$228,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$853
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    25
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    25
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    102
    525
  • Theft
    637
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    25
    263

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,295
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Bristol Reviews

7 reviews
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Fairly low population in a very rural area. Many people know each other, or mutual acquaintances. The Three Day Stampede is an outstanding example of tight knit community. It's a three day lawn sale on the rec field of donated items from the five town area homes. Very well attended, raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the search for the cure for Cystic Fibrosis, the event was started by a local family affected by CF and is run by volunteers.
Review Bristol
Vermont is a generally safe, liberal, supportive, green place wrought with small, friendly towns. The biggest city is Burlington, which is a small yet eclectic and artsy place.
While this is a great town to live in, the state in general is very expensive to live in with so many taxes rising. It will be a hard decision in the future of whether or not to stay here or move to another state that has cheaper living expenses.