Keller Williams
John Long
77445121637744512163

Bristol Real Estate Analysis

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

341 Thames St, Unit#301, Unit 301 Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 341 Thames St, Unit#301, Unit 301, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1198219)
1 bed 2 baths 1,200 sqft $2,800
1 Viking Dr Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 1 Viking Dr, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1196894)
4 beds 4 baths 4,217 sqft $1,599,000
4 Dolly Dr Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 4 Dolly Dr, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1198252)
4 beds 3 baths 4,196 sqft $579,999
41 Constitution St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 41 Constitution St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1198251)
4 beds 0 baths $777,000
13 Low Lane Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 13 Low Lane, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1198225)
7 beds 6 baths 6,290 sqft $4,200,000
16 Franca Dr Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 16 Franca Dr, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1198185)
4 beds 2 baths 1,814 sqft $299,000
45 Woodlawn Av, Unit#1, Unit 1 Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 45 Woodlawn Av, Unit#1, Unit 1, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1198187)
1 bed 1 bath 550 sqft $985
41 Constitution St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 41 Constitution St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1198173)
4 beds 5 baths 2,375 sqft $777,000
661 Metacom Av, Unit#15, Unit 15 Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 661 Metacom Av, Unit#15, Unit 15, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1198094)
2 beds 2 baths 1,088 sqft $169,000
8 Wales Dr Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 8 Wales Dr, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1198061)
6 beds 3 baths 3,796 sqft $479,900
126 Ferry Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 126 Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1195436)
4 beds 3 baths 3,502 sqft $508,000
345 Thames St, Unit#302 N, Unit 302 N Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 345 Thames St, Unit#302 N, Unit 302 N, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1196418)
2 beds 2 baths 1,587 sqft $615,000
37 Franklin St, Unit#3, Unit 3 Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 37 Franklin St, Unit#3, Unit 3, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1195965)
2 beds 1 bath 700 sqft $1,795
37 Franklin St, Unit#1, Unit 1 Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 37 Franklin St, Unit#1, Unit 1, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1195956)
4 beds 3 baths 1,917 sqft $2,850
3 Belvedere Dr Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 3 Belvedere Dr, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1197985)
2 beds 2 baths 1,600 sqft $269,000
74 Maple Lane Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 74 Maple Lane, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1197983)
3 beds 2 baths 1,486 sqft $354,500
19 Reservoir Av, Unit#A, Unit A Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 19 Reservoir Av, Unit#A, Unit A, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1185728)
2 beds 2 baths 2,176 sqft $2,000
42 Byfield St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 42 Byfield St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1197538)
3 beds 2 baths 2,210 sqft $555,000
113 Fatima Dr Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 113 Fatima Dr, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1197706)
3 beds 1 bath 1,205 sqft $330,000
34 Byfield St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 34 Byfield St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1197528)
3 beds 1 bath 1,104 sqft $1,800
15 Antony Av Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 15 Antony Av, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1197450)
3 beds 2 baths 1,606 sqft $299,000
281 Hope St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 281 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1194528)
3 beds 2 baths 1,680 sqft $389,900
23 Massasoit Av Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 23 Massasoit Av, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1195656)
3 beds 3 baths 2,145 sqft $2,600
1 Christine Ct Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 1 Christine Ct, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1197013)
4 beds 3 baths 2,269 sqft $487,500
11 Jessica Dr Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 11 Jessica Dr, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1197068)
4 beds 2 baths 2,136 sqft $359,900
25 Rosedale Dr Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 25 Rosedale Dr, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1197096)
3 beds 2 baths 1,413 sqft $319,000
889 Hope St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 889 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1196903)
3 beds 1 bath 1,300 sqft $1,800
33 Center St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 33 Center St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1195681)
3 beds 2 baths 1,680 sqft $379,900
148 Narrows Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 148 Narrows Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1196980)
3 beds 1 bath 1,400 sqft $425,000
83 Berry Lane Lane Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 83 Berry Lane Lane, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1196767)
3 beds 1 bath 1,461 sqft $299,000
53 Smith St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 53 Smith St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1196729)
2 beds 1 bath 1,076 sqft $1,400
17 Constitution St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 17 Constitution St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1196611)
1 bed 1 bath 1,200 sqft $1,200
36 Magnolia St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 36 Magnolia St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1196672)
3 beds 2 baths 1,940 sqft $319,000
47 Butterworth Av Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 47 Butterworth Av, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1196322)
3 beds 3 baths 2,940 sqft $415,000
4 Old Orchard Farm Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 4 Old Orchard Farm Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1196445)
4 beds 3 baths 2,553 sqft $599,900
751 Metacom Av, Unit#14, Unit 14 Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 751 Metacom Av, Unit#14, Unit 14, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1196245)
2 beds 1 bath 948 sqft $150,000
2 Slocum St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 2 Slocum St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1196269)
3 beds 2 baths 2,142 sqft $469,000
20 Smith St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 20 Smith St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1196129)
4 beds 2 baths 2,764 sqft $459,000
685 Hope St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 685 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1195450)
5 beds 0 baths $589,000
6 Cox Ct Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 6 Cox Ct, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1194384)
3 beds 4 baths 4,071 sqft $499,000
13 Baker St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 13 Baker St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1195901)
2 beds 1 bath 1,056 sqft $235,000
2 White Tail Dr Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 2 White Tail Dr, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1195335)
4 beds 3 baths 2,400 sqft $3,000
52 Wapping Dr Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 52 Wapping Dr, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1195650)
3 beds 2 baths 1,918 sqft $419,000
79 – 85 91 Shore Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 79 - 85 91 Shore Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1195568)
6 beds 12 baths 6,798 sqft $6,000,000
85 – 73-91 Shore Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 85 - 73-91 Shore Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1195560)
9 beds 16 baths 10,120 sqft $8,500,000
148 Narrows Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 148 Narrows Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1195661)
3 beds 1 bath 1,400 sqft $2,000
3 Brookwood Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 3 Brookwood Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1195470)
2 beds 2 baths 1,632 sqft $639,900
12 Primrose Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 12 Primrose Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1195444)
3 beds 2 baths 1,869 sqft $365,000
71 King Philip Av Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 71 King Philip Av, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1195336)
3 beds 4 baths 2,248 sqft $419,000
23 Rosedale Dr Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 23 Rosedale Dr, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1195267)
3 beds 1 bath 864 sqft $239,900

Walk Score for Bristol



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