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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$194,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$894
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    45
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    18
    41
  • Robbery
    66
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    360
    525
  • Theft
    1,449
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    201
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,478
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bristol Reviews

71 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.
Review Bristol
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.