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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$109,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$669
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    118
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    41
    41
  • Robbery
    41
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    331
    500
  • Theft
    1,999
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    225
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,801
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
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My overall experience with Bristol has been incredible. The people in this town are so friendly and kind, and it is one of the reasons why I prefer living in this town. In addition to that, Bristol has some of the greatest restaurants in all of Southwest Virginia, so I would advise anyone to come down here for some food if they are in the area. I love how the town isn't as big as other cities and that is just how I like it. I would recommend living in Bristol over most other places because it really feels like home anywhere you go around town.
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Bristol is a wonderful up and coming city! Everyone is polite and courteous and it certainly doesn't hurt that there are several new developments coming to the area! Shopping, food, and culture is in every nook and cranny of Bristol!
It is spelled Bristow , VA . It is a nice neighborhood with lots of family friendly places. Ilona of families here with little kids and there’s a nearby Montessori school that is a amazing. It’s called Bristow Montessori school and it’s a nice center for the community .