Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB+
- Crime & SafetyB-
- Good for FamiliesA-
- Cost of LivingC+
- Health & FitnessA-
- Outdoor ActivitiesA
Bristol is a suburb of Providence with a population of 22,234. Bristol is in Bristol County and is one of the best places to live in Rhode Island. Living in Bristol offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Bristol there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Bristol and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Bristol are above average.
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Working in Bristol
Bristol is an amazing town, in fact the only town I would live in in RI. I has the most festivities especially around the 4th of July. I am so grateful to live in this little town in the smallest state. Growing up in Bristol has given me a great perspective on life. It is very safe, the schools are great its very family friendly!
Bristol is a family friendly, beautiful small historic town. It was a privilege to grow up here and I had a great education. However, Bristol is not a very diverse place to live and people here can be close-minded and ignorant.
I like Bristol because it is a homely town. It is scenic and historical as well. The only issue is that around the Fourth of July it becomes crowded and the traffic is horrible. We are considered the most patriotic town because of our traditional parade, but because of that, we get an influx of people. We are a relatively small town, but cozy and family friendly.