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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$182,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$847
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

Bristol Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    105
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    115
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    251
    1
  • Theft
    2,133
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    157
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,701
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    51%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Bristol Reviews

23 reviews
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Bristol, PA, a recent winner of the Small Business Revolution. Awarded $500K to boost the area. Most recently, the bourough finished the Bristol Wharf with docks for local boaters to stop by and visit the borough; newly built condos on the waterfront, and monthly 'First Friday' events throughout the summer; which included summer concerts. Strategically located between Hwy 95 and the PA Turnpike, Bristol is a quick ride to Trenton, NJ and Center City Philadelphia.
Review Bristol
Decent place to plant you roots and raise a family. Small town everyone knows everyone type of environment. Growing up here can be nice considering all of you friends live within walking distance. As someone who is childless and in their twenties, it may not be a satisfying environment. It can get boring and start to feel like you live in a fish bowl. Not much networking or career opportunities, after all it is the suburbs.
My fiance and I have purchased our first home in Bristol Borough, which just won Best Small Town in America. Bristol borough is beautiful with so much small city charm. People are friendly and love to network, you just have to visit Mill Street where you can find vendors that will take care of all of your needs.