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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$307,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,001
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    40
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    14
    41
  • Robbery
    4
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    72
    500
  • Theft
    571
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    31
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$62,909
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Bristol Reviews

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Bristol is known for their 4th of July Parade. It is a must see! There is a week long celebration with tons of music, food, people and a carnival.
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In my town of Bristol I highly enjoy the small town feel and the patriotism. We have the longest running Fourth of July parade in the country and during this time there's concerts and a great carnival. One thing I would critique about the town is the lack of cultural diversity. In my school the majority of students are white and around town the majority of people you see are white, specifically Portuguese.
Bristol is a family-friendly town, and a beautiful place to live and raise a family. Walking distance to the water, with many family-friendly activities amd restaurants nearby.