Located in the state of Tennessee, Bristol is a medium-sized city with a population of 26,734 inhabitants. At 92%, the majority of the Bristol population is White; this is followed by 4% Black and 1% Asian. Bristol has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 72% of the population is classified as married and 69% have kids.
Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Bristol could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Tennessee if you know where to search. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Bristol and in the areas around Bristol is a much easier task.
With a livability score of 70/100, Bristol is ranked #10,546 in the United States and #124 in Tennessee. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Bristol has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and cost of living (B). Bristol does not fare well for the following: crime (F) and employment (D-). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.
Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Bristol, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol Caverns, and Richard Petty Driving Experience.
Assuming that Bristol meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Bristol. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Bristol are simply unattainable. The median home price for Bristol homes is $111,900, which is 23.4% lower than the Tennessee average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Bristol, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 6.5% lower than the Tennessee average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Bristol area were 9.4% and 5 year appreciation rates were 5%.
|Average one way commute||21min||25min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||85.5%||83.6%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||8.8%||9.2%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||0.6%||0.8%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.2%||0.1%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||1.1%||1.4%||2.8%|
|Working from home||3.0%||3.9%||4.6%|