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Discover Bristol Real EstateBristol is a town in the historic county seat of Bristol County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 22,954 at the 2010 census. Bristol is a deepwater seaport named after Bristol, England.

Major industries include boat building (and related marine industries), manufacturing, and tourism. The town’s school system is united with neighboring Warren, Rhode Island. Prominent communities include Luso-Americans (Portuguese-Americans), mostly Azorean, and Italian-Americans. Before the Pilgrims arrived in 1620, the Wampanoags occupied much of New England, including Plymouth, Cape Cod, and Narragansett Bay. The Wampanoags had previously suffered from a series of plagues which killed off large segments of their population, and Wampanoag leader Massasoit befriended the early settlers. King Phillip’s War was a conflict between the Plymouth settlers and the Wampanoags, and it began in the neighboring area of Swansea, Massachusetts. Metacomet made nearby Mount Hope (Montaup) his base of operations; he died following an ambush by Captain Benjamin Church on August 12, 1676. “King Philip’s Chair” is a rocky ledge on the mountain which was a lookout site for enemy ships on Mount Hope Bay.

Discover Bristol Real EstateAfter the war concluded, four colonists purchased a tract of land known as “Mount Hope Neck and Poppasquash Neck” as part of the Plymouth Colony. Other settlers included John Gorham and Richard Smith. A variant of the Indian name Metacomet is now the name of a main road in Bristol: Metacom Avenue (RI Route 136). Bristol was a town of Massachusetts until the Crown transferred it to the Rhode Island Colony in 1747.

The DeWolf family was among the earliest settlers of Bristol. Bristol and Rhode Island became a center of slave trading. James DeWolf, a leading slave trader, later become a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Quakers from Rhode Island were involved early in the abolition movement. During the American Revolutionary War, the British Navy bombarded Bristol twice. On October 7, 1775, a group of ships led by Captain Wallace and the HMS Rose sailed into town and demanded provisions. When refused, Wallace shelled the town, causing much damage. The attack was stopped when Lieutenant Governor William Bradford rowed out to the Rose to negotiate a cease-fire, but then a second attack took place on May 25, 1778. This time, 500 British and Hessian troops marched through the main street (now called Hope Street (RI Route 114)) and burnt 30 barracks and houses, taking some prisoners to Newport.

Until 1854, Bristol was one of the five state capitals of Rhode Island.

Bristol is home to Roger Williams University, named for Rhode Island founder Roger Williams.

The southerly terminus of the East Bay Bike Path is located at Independence Park on Bristol Harbor. The bike path continues north to East Providence, R.I., constructed on an old abandoned railway. Some of the best views of Narragansett Bay can be seen along this corridor. This path is a valued commodity to Bristol; it allows bikers, roller skaters, and walkers to enjoy the area. The construction of the East Bay Bike Path was highly contested by Bristol residents before construction because of the potential of crime, but it has become a welcome asset to the community and the anticipated crime was non-existent.

The Bristol-based boat company Herreshoff built five consecutive America’s Cup Defenders between 1893 and 1920. The Colt Estate, now known as Colt State Park, was home to Samuel P. Colt, nephew of the man famous for the arms company, and founder of the United States Rubber Company, later called Uniroyal and the largest rubber company in the nation. Colt State Park lies on manicured gardens abutting the West Passage of Narragansett Bay, and is popular for its views of the waterfront and sunsets.

Bristol is the site of the National Historic Landmark Joseph Reynolds House built in 1700. The Marquis de Lafayette and his staff used the building as headquarters in 1778 during the Battle of Rhode Island.

Bristol has the oldest continuously celebrated Independence Day festivities in the United States. The first mention of a celebration comes from July 1777, when a British officer noted sounds coming from across Narragansett Bay:

This being the first anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the Rebel Colonies, they ushered in the morning by firing 13 cannons, one for each colony, we suppose. At sunset, the rebel frigates fired another round of 13 guns, each one after the other. As the evening was very still and fine the echo of the guns down the Bay had a grand effect.

The annual official and historic celebrations (Patriotic Exercises) were established in 1785 by Rev. Henry Wight of the First Congregational Church and veteran of the Revolutionary War, and later by Rev. Wight as the Parade, and continue today, organized by the Bristol Fourth of July Committee.[8] The festivities officially start on June 14, Flag Day, beginning a period of outdoor concerts, soap-box races and a firefighters’ muster at Independence Park. The celebration climaxes on July 4 with the oldest annual parade in the United States, “The Military, Civic and Firemen’s Parade”, an event that draws over 200,000 people from Rhode Island and around the world. These elaborate celebrations give Bristol its nickname, “America’s most patriotic town”. In 2009, a Tea Party group was briefly banned from future participation when they were accused of handing out political literature, including the Declaration of Independence, from a float in violation of parade rules. Also in 2009, Bristol ranked No. 9 on Newsmax magazine’s list of the “Top 25 Most Uniquely American Cities and Towns”, a piece written by current CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg. In determining his ranking, Greenberg cited Bristol’s Independence Day celebration.

The summer celebrations usually conclude at Independence Park, on Labor Day Sunday, with an open air free concert featuring the Rhode Island Philharmonic and a spectacular fireworks display.

Bristol Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Bristol

134 Mulberry Rd, Unit#2, Unit 2 Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 134 Mulberry Rd, Unit#2, Unit 2, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1204919)
2 beds 1 bath 1,102 sqft $1,500
134 Mulberry Rd, Unit#1, Unit 1 Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 1 bath 1,102 sqft $1,500
737 Metacom Av, Unit#R, Unit R Bristol, RI 02809
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4 beds 2 baths 1,356 sqft $1,800
22 Greenway Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 1 bath 864 sqft $269,900
40 Anchorage Ct Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 4 baths 2,805 sqft $775,000
201 Gooding Av, Unit#201, Unit 201 Bristol, RI 02809
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0 beds 0 baths 1,250 sqft $1,250
8 Coggeshall Av Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 2,185 sqft $2,200
210 High St, Unit#2, Unit 2 Bristol, RI 02809
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1 bed 1 bath 946 sqft $1,200
10 Monkey Wrench Lane Bristol, RI 02809
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4 beds 3 baths 2,942 sqft $3,200
19 Reservoir Av, Unit#A, Unit A Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 2 baths 2,176 sqft $2,000
673 Metacom Av, Unit#43, Unit 43 Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 1 bath 838 sqft $1,375
127 Gibson Rd Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 1 bath 1,258 sqft $319,900
1104 Hope St Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,344 sqft $329,000
345 Thames St, Unit#403, Unit 403 Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 2 baths 1,360 sqft $3,150
47 Butterworth Av Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 3 baths 2,940 sqft $389,000
1147 Hope St Bristol, RI 02809
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4 beds 2 baths 2,080 sqft $339,500
9 Weetamoe Farm Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 4 baths 2,325 sqft $429,900
25 Defiance Av Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,634 sqft $340,000
97 Windward Lane Bristol, RI 02809
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1 bed 2 baths 980 sqft $299,000
12 Bay St Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,873 sqft $367,700
35 Sefton Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 2,536 sqft $290,000
203 Gooding Av Bristol, RI 02809
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0 beds 1 bath 850 sqft $850
105 State St, Unit#3, Unit 3 Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 1 bath 924 sqft $250,000
661 Metacom Av, Unit#8, Unit 8 Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 2 baths 864 sqft $149,900
26 Addy Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 2,108 sqft $339,500
59 Cliff Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,328 sqft $349,500
1 Christine Ct Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 1 Christine Ct, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1203005)
4 beds 3 baths 2,269 sqft $448,000
1322 Hope St Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 1 bath 1,336 sqft $309,000
1390 Hope St Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 2,558 sqft $419,900
1013 Hope St Bristol, RI 02809
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4 beds 2 baths $219,000
64 Everett St Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 1 bath 1,362 sqft $2,500
341 Thames St, Unit#103, Unit 103 Bristol, RI 02809
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1 bed 2 baths 1,200 sqft $2,800
37 Franklin St, Unit#3, Unit 3 Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 1 bath 900 sqft $1,695
8 Mallory Ct Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 8 Mallory Ct, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1202424)
4 beds 2 baths 1,750 sqft $345,000
12 Roosevelt Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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4 beds 2 baths 2,352 sqft $407,900
10 Stephen Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 2,164 sqft $350,000
8 Tobin Lane Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 4 baths 2,502 sqft $564,900
29 Rock St Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 2 baths 1,140 sqft $229,900
24 Hamlet Ct Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 24 Hamlet Ct, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1201396)
4 beds 3 baths 2,692 sqft $359,900
14 Robin Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 2 baths 986 sqft $249,900
14 Doran Av Bristol, RI 02809
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4 beds 2 baths $299,000
434 Paddock Ct Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 3 baths 2,420 sqft $610,000
99 Smith St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 99 Smith St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1201494)
2 beds 2 baths 1,958 sqft $595,900
3 Bray Lane Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 3 Bray Lane, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1201199)
4 beds 2 baths 1,326 sqft $285,000
434 Metacom Av Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 434 Metacom Av, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1201333)
4 beds 2 baths 1,204 sqft $1,500
10 Ryan Av Bristol, RI 02809
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4 beds 2 baths $289,000
122 Union St Bristol, RI 02809
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4 beds 1 bath 1,493 sqft $409,900
79 – 85 Shore Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 79 - 85 Shore Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1201331)
5 beds 7 baths 5,292 sqft $3,950,000
202 Poppasquash Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 202 Poppasquash Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1200633)
4 beds 3 baths 2,800 sqft $839,500
202 Poppasquash Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 202 Poppasquash Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1200626)
4 beds 4 baths 3,550 sqft $974,500

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Bristol School Data

Bristol School Districts

Bristol Warren School District
PK-12

Bristol Schools

Mt. Hope High School
9-12, public
Byfield School
K-5, public
Colt Andrews School
K-5, public
Reynolds School
K-5, public
Rockwell School
K-5, public
Our Lady Of Mt Carmel School
PK-8, private
Guiteras School
K-5, public
http://www2.bw.k12.ri.us/education/school/school.php?sectiondetailid=59&
Colt Andrews School
K-5, public