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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Bristol is a town in New Hampshire with a population of 3,063. Bristol is in Grafton County. Living in Bristol offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Bristol there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Bristol and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$187,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$851
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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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
    98.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    32.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    98.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    886.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Bristol

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,286
National
$55,322
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Bristol Reviews

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Bristol has an incredible community. I live in a town outside Bristol, but have gone to school here and worked in the community, and it's incredible. There's plenty of small businesses in Bristol, who are always willing to rally behind students in times of need. The TTCC, the local community center, is quite incredible. They offer recreational sports for people of all ages, an after school program, teen activities to keep kids out of trouble, and so much more. What really sets them apart from every other community center in New Hampshire, is how much the staff care about the kids, whether they be campers, sports kids, campers who've graduated from the program, new people, people who have gone here since they were kids, just the sense of connection and the atmosphere is absolutely incredible.
However, Bristol does have some flaws. It has had history with drugs. Many parents in Bristol will let their kids wander around, and do as they please, which can be problematic.
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Everything is so far away! The commute to anything is expensive. Good luck trying to find a job in this town! There not many businesses, stores. You have to drive all the way to the next town to get to a hospital!
Bristol is a small quaint town. The community center is the key to keeping people connected. As any town, it has it's faults, but overall, it is a great place to raise a family. We are minutes from Newfound Lake. The views of the mountains, lake and sunsets are amazing. We have a full time police department and fire department. Downtown is well maintained by local people. It is especially cozy around Christmas time. Even better when it snows.