Bristol has definitely diminished since I've been here, let alone in the past 20 or so years in general. The town is not what it once was, and there are a lot of improvements that are needed. Half of the town has drastically gone downhill, and it takes away from the overall appeal of the city. Crime has also seemed to go up, especially in the younger people in town. Despite all of these issues, the town is attempting to create a more historical downtown area in order to supply more jobs and to improve tourism and hence the economy in the area. I definitely see potential for Bristol in the future.