66 reviews
  1. Suburb of Hartford, CT
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$199,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$904
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    38
    264
  • Murder
    5
    5
  • Rape
    18
    37
  • Robbery
    58
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    553
    575
  • Theft
    1,781
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    163
    257

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$60,208
National
$53,046
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bristol Reviews

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The market for housing in excellent. In fact in Bristol there is a saying, "Once in Bristol, always in Bristol." People usually don't leave once they move and if they do move they always move back to Bristol. It's a city with a small town mentality. The school systems are great and as far as diversity, anybody would fit right in. There are many job opportunities being the home of ESPN and Lake Compounce. All ages will have opportunities with route 6 being the largest length of road in the city. As for it's flaws, you would need a car to get around and the highway is about 15 minutes no matter which direction you are coming from.
Bristol, Connecticut,
Home of Espn, Americas oldest functioning theme park Lake compounds, And home of the famous Muzzy field. Bristol is also home to Edgewood Little league Which holds the Eastern Regional for the 12 year old All Star baseball teams. It also home to the American clock & watch museum along with the New England Carousel Museum. There is always plenty to do.
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.