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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$612
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    413
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    19
    37
  • Robbery
    26
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    560
    575
  • Theft
    2,861
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    214
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,959
National
$53,046
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Bristol Reviews

36 reviews
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Bristol TN/VA is a small town with a musical history. It is the birthplace of country music, and the country music museum is there. There is always live music playing somewhere, usually in the adorable downtown area. Rhythm and Roots festival every September features hundreds of artists from around the world. The whole downtown is blocked off for three days and there are about 10 different bands playing in different areas at all times. From punk rock to folk music you will find it at the festival. Great food downtown, be sure to check out the Manna Bagel Co. downtown. Great food and atmosphere! Homemade bagels and soups almost like a northern deli...delicious.
I have grown up in this area and I absolutely love it. It has a little bit of everything. It has great shopping options, wonderful city parks, and excellent festivals and events. You can find something for every age to enjoy!
I've lived in Bristol for sixteen years. What I love the most about the city of Bristol is that the states of Tennessee and Virginia divide the city in half. In downtown Bristol, there is a road known as "State Street" where you are driving in Tennessee in one lane and Virginia in the other. You can stand in the middle of the road with one foot in Virginia and the other in Tennessee. I find that real fascinating. One thing I would like to see change in Bristol is seeing job industries growing. At one point, Bristol had plenty of industries but they shut down for relocation. I would love to see jobs grow back up.