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%

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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
    45
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    18
    41
  • Robbery
    66
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    360
    1
  • Theft
    1,449
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    201
    0

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%
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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.
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I've live in Bristol since I was in 4th grade and now I'm a high school graduate. Bristol has it's ups and down when it comes to finding something to do for fun besides going to the park. If spending money is considered fun then Bristol is the perfect town. Bristol can be change in several ways, one way is adding more activities for teens and children that don't cost money. Also byy adding more diverse food places.
The high schools need better, more updated computers. The town needs a movie theater, more restaurants, and stores like Kohl's. Unfortunately, there are several vacant buildings throughout the city and the former Centre Mall site is still undeveloped.