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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

11 Fort Hill Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 11 Fort Hill Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1209306)
2 beds 2 baths 1,155 sqft $1,750
14 Slocum St Bristol, RI 02809
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1 bed 2 baths 1,082 sqft $325,000
55 Sowams Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 1 bath 1,125 sqft $249,900
72 Washington St St Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 1 bath 1,224 sqft $225,000
494 Thames St, Unit#2, Unit 2 Bristol, RI 02809
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4 beds 1 bath 1,578 sqft $2,000
423 Hope St, Unit#L, Unit L Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 2 baths 1,685 sqft $665,000
1236 Hope St Bristol, RI 02809
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4 beds 2 baths 2,815 sqft $599,000
25 Goulart Av Bristol, RI 02809
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6 beds 2 baths $179,900
38 Roosevelt Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 1 bath 1,144 sqft $265,000
37 Franklin St, Unit#3, Unit 3 Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 1 bath 900 sqft $1,625
8 Evelyn Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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4 beds 2 baths 2,050 sqft $329,000
19 Catherine St, Unit#2, Unit 2 Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 1 bath 900 sqft $1,300
6 Monterey Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 1 bath 1,092 sqft $329,900
21 Magnolia St Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 1 bath 1,000 sqft $259,900
4 – 6 Ryan Av Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 3 baths $329,000
14 Murphy Av Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 1 bath 960 sqft $279,000
7 Bay View Av, Unit#A, Unit A Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 1 bath 604 sqft $1,250
524 High Meadow Ct Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 2 baths 1,389 sqft $299,000
304 Windridge Lane Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 3 baths 2,900 sqft $642,500
37 Franklin St, Unit#3, Unit 3 Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 1 bath 900 sqft $1,625
81 Bayview Av Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,100 sqft $2,200
4 Fales Rd Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,588 sqft $1,950
40 Greenway Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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4 beds 2 baths 1,791 sqft $299,900
16 John St Bristol, RI 02809
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4 beds 2 baths 1,130 sqft $2,500
426 North Lane, Unit#426, Unit 426 Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 2 baths 1,156 sqft $1,800
34 Dimond Av Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,604 sqft $2,300
19 Reservoir Av, Unit#A, Unit A Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 2 baths 2,176 sqft $2,000
32 Brookwood Rd Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 3 baths 2,394 sqft $385,000
34 Sweeney Lane Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 1 bath 972 sqft $260,000
202 Bay View Av, Unit#2, Unit 2 Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 1 bath 744 sqft $1,100
34 Fatima Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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4 beds 2 baths 1,314 sqft $299,000
15 Weetamoe Farm Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 3 baths 1,725 sqft $1,900
40 Seal Island Rd Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 3 baths 2,742 sqft $535,000
74 Seabreeze Lane Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 3 baths 1,340 sqft $399,000
50 Franca Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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4 beds 2 baths 1,940 sqft $339,900
44 Elmwood Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 1 bath 1,434 sqft $309,900
9 Easterbrooks Av Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,224 sqft $1,500
29 Smith St Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 3 baths 2,368 sqft $535,000
10 Fort Hill Rd Bristol, RI 02809
Photo of 10 Fort Hill Rd, Bristol, RI 02809 (MLS # 1207090)
4 beds 3 baths 2,392 sqft $469,900
324 North Lane Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 3 baths 1,646 sqft $428,300
25 Defiance Av Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,634 sqft $325,000
281 Hope St Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,680 sqft $374,900
671 Metacom Av, Unit#31, Unit 31 Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 1 bath 882 sqft $159,900
48 Seal Island Rd Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 3 baths 2,502 sqft $499,000
1170 Hope St Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 1 bath 1,266 sqft $220,000
4 D Bristol Woods Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 2 baths 1,440 sqft $239,000
7 Belvedere Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 2 baths 1,440 sqft $265,000
8 Wales Dr Bristol, RI 02809
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6 beds 3 baths 3,796 sqft $424,900
10 Albion St Bristol, RI 02809
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3 beds 4 baths 2,672 sqft $2,500
123 Fales Rd Bristol, RI 02809
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2 beds 2 baths 988 sqft $329,900

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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