Livability Score

79
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A-

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (1) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (7) A+
American Clock and Watch Museum
Museum
Ingraham House
Theatre Arts
Spare Time
Bowling Alley
Bristol Memorial Military Museum
Museum
New England Carousel Museum
Museum
Museum of Fire History
Museum
Imagine Nation Children's Museum
Museum
Lake Compounce Carousel
Attraction
Lake Compounce
Theme Park
Unknown Name
Attraction
Lock Museum of America Library
Museum
Lock Museum of America
Museum
Plainville Historic Center
Museum
Libby's Lump
Attraction
Tory's Den
Attraction
Food and Drink (28) C+
Maple End Package Store
Alcohol
Dunkin' Donuts
Fast Food
Boston Market
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Brass Pony
Bar
McDonald's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Liquor Outlet
Alcohol
Unknown Name
Alcohol
Paris Night Club
Bar
KFC
Fast Food
K&S Liquor Store
Alcohol
McDonald's
Fast Food
Moe's Southwest Grill
Fast Food
Jersey Mike's Subs
Fast Food
Joyce Cafe
Bar
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Rich Farm Ice Cream
Sweets
Panera Bread
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Crazy Bruce's Liquors
Alcohol
Wendy's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Fitness (1) F
Bristol Senior Community Center
Community Centre
Groceries (9) A+
Harvest Bakery
Bakery
Super Natural Grocery
Grocery Store
Price Chopper
Grocery Store
Associated Supermarket
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Butcher
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
ShopRite
Grocery Store
Stop & Shop
Grocery Store
Parks (24) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Federal Hill Green
Park
Page Park
Park
Brackett Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
All Children's Playground
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
The Hoppers Birge Pond Nature Preserve
Park
Memorial Boulevard Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Wilson Playground
Park
Rockwell Park
Park
Mrs. Rockwell's Playground
Playground
B.A.R.K Dog Park
Park
Barnes Field
Park
Casey Field
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Pine Lake Park
Park
Seymour Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Kern Park
Park
Seymour Park
Park
Peck Park
Park
Northwest Park
Park
Shops (27) A-
First Impression Unisex Salon
Hairdresser
Citgo
Convenience Store
Citgo
Convenience Store
Sunoco
Convenience Store
LensCrafters
Optician
Shannon's Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
Fashion
Dollar General
Discount Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Family Dollar
Discount Store
Bikers Edge
Bicycle
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Hairdresser
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Sam's Food Store
Convenience Store
Ocean State Job Lot
Discount Store
Dollar General
Discount Store
City True Value
Home Improvement
Shell
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Harbor Freight Tools
Home Improvement
Cumberland Farms
Convenience Store
Cumberland Farms
Convenience Store
Valero
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Clothing
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 1.5% take public transportation in Bristol.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
West Main St and Washington St
Bus Stop
West Main St and Strong Ct
Bus Stop
West Main St and Pierce St
Bus Stop
East Main St and Plainville Center Library
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
1.5%
F
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cost of living C

The cost of living in Bristol is 108/100 - which is 8% lower than Connecticut.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
B-
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crime A+

Bristol crime rates are 1,391 per 100k, which is 15% lower than Connecticut
Property Crime
1,312 crimes per 100k
B
Violent Crime
79 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment B

The median income in Bristol is $68,485 - which is 5% lower than Connecticut.
Med. Household Income
$68,485
C+
Unemployment Rate
3.7%
C
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (16)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
CVS
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Community Health Center - Bristol
Clinic
Unknown Name
Hospital
Bristol Hospital
Hospital
Bristol Fire Department Headquarters
Fire Station
Bristol Police Department
Police
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Family Health Center
Clinic
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Bristol Fire Department Engine 5
Fire Station
Bristol Fire Department Engine Co. 2
Fire Station
Bristol Fire Department Engine 4
Fire Station
Bristol Fire Department Engine 3
Fire Station
Plymouth Fire Marshal's Office
Fire Station
Plymouth Fire Department Company 3
Fire Station
Fire Station Number 2
Fire Station
Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Ambulance Station
Burlington Fire Department Station 2
Fire Station
Tunxis Hose Co. Southwest Fire Station
Fire Station
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Plainville Fire Department
Fire Station
Beacon Prescriptions
Pharmacy
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A+
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housing A+

Bristol home prices are $198,600 - which is 26% lower than Connecticut
Home Price
$198,600
B+
Home Appreciation Rate
3%
B-
Home Affordability
2.9x (home price to income ratio)
A-
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schools C-

The Bristol graduation rate is 84% - which is 3% lower than Connecticut
School Test Scores
46%
F
High School Grad. Rates
84%
C
Elementary Schools (26) F
St Joseph School
Immanuel Lutheran School
Chapter 126 Classroom
Alternative Special Education Program (Asep)
Stafford School
Stafford Autism
South Side School
South Side Goal
South Side Extended Resource
Edgewood School
Hubbell/Extended Resource
Ellen P. Hubbell School
Chippens Hill Middle School Functional Program
Chippens Hill Middle School
Chms Goal
St Matthew School
West Bristol School
Mt. View Goal
Mountain View School
Greene-Hills School
Greene-Hills Goal
Ivy Drive Medically Fragile
Ivy Drive School
Ivy Drive Goal
Northeast Ms/Extended Resource
High Schools (5) F
Community/Vocational Program
Chapter 126 Classroom
Bristol Eastern High School
Alternative Special Education Program (Asep)
Bristol Central High School
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ratings A

Bristol has an overall rating of 80% from 5 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (4)
From AreaVibes
D+
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Bristol Area Facts

  • Bristol has a Livability Score of 79/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Bristol crime rates are 15% lower than the Connecticut average
  • Cost of living in Bristol is 8% lower than the Connecticut average
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My Experience with Bristol, CT 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Aug 11, 2010) Many people might not think to visit a city like Bristol, CT. It's a city that is quiet and doesn't have a reputation as a vacation getaway. It is however an excellent place to visit or live. I had a great time in the city and really enjoyed the easy going atmosphere there.

If y
...Read More our a sports fan, you should know Bristol, CT is home to ESPN. I didn't have a chance to visit the studios, but if you're a sports fan with some time, you should check them out. They broadcast many of their shows from the studios there and you might have a chance to meet your favorite ESPN personality.

I visited the Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum located in Bristol. Inside you will find many of the classic movie monsters. If you enjoy horror movies and a little scare now and then, this is the place for you. I especially like the Count Dracula and Wolf Man exhibits.

The city of Bristol is primarily a residential city and would make a nice place for you to settle down and raise a family. The housing market is pretty steady there and the prices are reasonable. Bristol, CT is a great city that is really worth the time to visit, you might just end up deciding to stay there. Read Less
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A- Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Bristol? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Federal Hill Green
Page Park
Brackett Park
Unknown Name
All Children's Playground
Unknown Name
The Hoppers Birge Pond Nature Preserve

Entertainment

American Clock and Watch Museum
Ingraham House
Spare Time
Bristol Memorial Military Museum
New England Carousel Museum
Museum of Fire History
Imagine Nation Children's Museum
Lake Compounce Carousel

Food & Drink

Maple End Package Store
Dunkin' Donuts
Boston Market
Burger King
Brass Pony
McDonald's
Subway
Liquor Outlet

F Commute

Is public transit available in Bristol? Of all people who commute, 1.5% take public transportation in Bristol.
Drive to Work
81%

5% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
2%

4% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

B+ Health & Safety

Is Bristol a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Bristol Hospital

Pharmacies

Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
Rite Aid
CVS Pharmacy
CVS

Doctors

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