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
$178,600
Median Rent
$950
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    45
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    14
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    185
    525
  • Theft
    685
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    14
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$62,493
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bristol Reviews

12 reviews
All Categories
A quiet and friendly neighborhood, Bristol, RI is a very comfortable place to live. Families and graduate students coexist without issues. Bristol is up and coming and boasting with talent and new restaurants.
Review Bristol
In bristol we don't have a lot of big companies. For large stores and malls you have to travel about 25 minutes. However, our local restaurants are some of the best in RI. We have a fantastic farmers market as well as two larger grocery stores. The downtown area is full of boutiques, coffee shops, libraries, banks and much more. Bristol has a wonderful small town atmosphere
Crime is minimal in this area. I have never felt threatened or as though my life was in danger. Walking the dog at night is never a problem. Police/fire are always available and respond quickly.