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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$114,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$649
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Bristol Rankings

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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
    171
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    41
    41
  • Robbery
    53
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    330
    1
  • Theft
    2,044
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    130
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,368
National
$53,889
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%
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Bristol Reviews

18 reviews
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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!
Bristol is a very picturesque location. Everyone is friendly, and it is a small town. You feel very safe walking the streets. The night life is a little slow sometimes but you can always find something fun to do in a nearby area. Great place to raise a family and even retire.