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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

31 Coggeshall Av Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 31 Coggeshall Av, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1191511)
2 beds 2 baths 1,398 sqft $409,000
26 Shaws Lane Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 1 bath 941 sqft $1,400
143 Windward Lane Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 143 Windward Lane, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1192145)
3 beds 3 baths 1,839 sqft $420,000
521 High Meadow Ct Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 521 High Meadow Ct, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1192022)
2 beds 2 baths 1,090 sqft $279,000
170 High St, Unit#3r, Unit 3r Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $2,000
450 Hope St, Unit#2s, Unit 2s Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $3,000
59 – 61 Charles St, Unit#3, Unit 3 Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 59 - 61 Charles St, Unit#3, Unit 3, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1187809)
2 beds 1 bath 700 sqft $1,200
1191 Hope St Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,332 sqft $349,900
789 Metacom Av Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,977 sqft $265,000
107 Franklin St, Unit#3, Unit 3 Bristol, RI 02809
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1 bed 1 bath 579 sqft $650
1302 Hope St, Unit#2, Unit 2 Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 1 bath 1,200 sqft $1,700
107 Franklin St Bristol, RI 02809
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8 beds 0 baths $390,000
82 Sherry Av Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,440 sqft $289,000
36 Spring St Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,728 sqft $260,000
33 Wapping Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 2,200 sqft $329,900
65 Narrows Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 65 Narrows Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1188962)
3 beds 3 baths 3,496 sqft $439,900
17 Casey Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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5 beds 3 baths 2,696 sqft $649,900
3 Walnut St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 3 Walnut St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1191638)
3 beds 2 baths 1,400 sqft $329,000
71 King Philip Av Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 71 King Philip Av, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1191524)
5 beds 4 baths 2,248 sqft $419,000
29 Rock St Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 2 baths 1,040 sqft $269,900
17 Melrose Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 17 Melrose Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1190810)
3 beds 2 baths 1,764 sqft $359,900
345 Thames St, Unit#106 N, Unit 106 N Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 3 baths 1,862 sqft $899,000
120 Peck Av Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 120 Peck Av, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1186880)
3 beds 2 baths 1,827 sqft $349,000
25 Congregational St Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 25 Congregational St, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1191134)
4 beds 3 baths 1,500 sqft $324,700
5 Domenic Ct Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 5 Domenic Ct, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1191106)
3 beds 1 bath 1,092 sqft $309,900
105 Beach Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 105 Beach Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1191030)
2 beds 2 baths 2,352 sqft $439,000
54 Seabreeze Lane, Unit#54, Unit 54 Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 54 Seabreeze Lane, Unit#54, Unit 54, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1188787)
1 bed 1 bath 980 sqft $275,000
158 Poppasquash Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 158 Poppasquash Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1190754)
2 beds 2 baths 2,424 sqft $350,000
69 Seabreeze Lane Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 69 Seabreeze Lane, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1190700)
2 beds 2 baths 1,240 sqft $359,000
59 – 61 Charles St, Unit#2, Unit 2 Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 59 - 61 Charles St, Unit#2, Unit 2, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1187801)
4 beds 1 bath 1,000 sqft $1,800
41 Church St Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 1 bath 1,300 sqft $2,000
119 Windward Lane Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 119 Windward Lane, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1187555)
2 beds 2 baths 1,141 sqft $269,900
12 Fried Av Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 12 Fried Av, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1189048)
1 bed 1 bath 728 sqft $199,000
8 Wales Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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6 beds 3 baths 3,796 sqft $524,900
122 Constitution St Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 2 baths 1,406 sqft $2,500
3 Kennedy Ct Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 3 baths 3,138 sqft $445,000
16 Monkey Wrench Lane Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 3 baths 2,445 sqft $4,000
19 Reservoir Av, Unit#B, Unit B Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 2 baths 2,176 sqft $2,000
379 Wood St Bristol, RI 02809
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6 beds 0 baths $395,000
52 Wapping Dr Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 52 Wapping Dr, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1188448)
3 beds 2 baths 1,918 sqft $419,000
12 Bray Lane Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 12 Bray Lane, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1187512)
4 beds 2 baths 2,574 sqft $325,000
852 Hope St Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 3 baths 2,400 sqft $639,900
1 Weetamoe Farm Dr, Unit#1, Unit 1 Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 3 baths 2,325 sqft $424,900
81 Beach Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 81 Beach Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1187720)
3 beds 2 baths 1,504 sqft $349,900
343 Thames St, Unit#104 M, Unit 104 M Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 3 baths 3,950 sqft $1,450,000
5 Sandra Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,829 sqft $469,000
10 Gray St Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,193 sqft $149,900
16 Franca Dr Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 16 Franca Dr, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1187138)
4 beds 2 baths 1,814 sqft $339,900
5 Adelaide Av Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 5 Adelaide Av, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1187132)
3 beds 1 bath 1,248 sqft $312,000
148 Narrows Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 148 Narrows Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1186881)
3 beds 1 bath 1,400 sqft $480,000

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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