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According to Realtor.com in April 2024, the median listing home price per square foot was $343.

Median home Listing Price


* As of Apr 2024
Median Sold Home Price


* As of Apr 2024
Median Days on market


* As of Apr 2024
Home Inventory


* As of Apr 2024

* Tax rate based per thousand - Sources: United States Census Bureau. 2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office. Web. 7 December 2023. & Realtor.com



Bristol is nicknamed “America’s Most Patriotic Town” and home to the oldest Independence Day Parade in America. It has an incredible amount of preserved colonial history and is a well-known hub for sailing hobbyists. It’s a unique place, to say the least. The school system is highly regarded within the Rhode Island education system, with Mount Hope High School ranking in the top ten schools. Plus, there is A LOT to do here — great restaurants, plenty of outdoor activities, summer events, and access to Colt State Park. Bristol is also home to Roger Williams University, which plays a large factor in the thriving waterfront bar and restaurant scene.

Bristol Weather

The average high temperature in July is 82.6 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 20.3 degrees. The annual precipitation is 46.45.

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Life in Bristol

Bristol, Rhode Island, is renowned for its stunning waterfront, historic charm, and vibrant community atmosphere, making it a quintessentially beautiful New England town. Its picturesque harbor is lined with boats and framed by a waterfront promenade that is perfect for strolling and enjoying ocean views. Bristol's well-preserved architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries adds to its charm, with beautifully maintained homes and buildings that offer a glimpse into the past. The town is also famous for hosting the oldest continuous Fourth of July celebration in the United States, which adds a festive flair to its streets every summer. Additionally, Colt State Park provides expansive green spaces, bike paths, and picnic areas, all with breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay. Bristol's blend of historic sites, cultural traditions, and scenic beauty makes it a delightful and picturesque destination.


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Schools & Education

Bristol and Warren have a regional public school department for the K – 12 grades. Hugh Cole Elementary and Kickemuit Middle School are in Warren right off Route 103. Mount Hope High School and three elementary schools are in Bristol. Mount Hope High School is the #6 public high school in Rhode Island, according to the US News & World Report. As a whole, the Bristol-Warren district serves approximately 3,200 students per year with a teaching staff of 300.

For detailed information about the Bristol-Warren School District, please visit their website

Great Schools Data

These are some of the top-rated public schools based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

Colleges & Universities

Bristol is home to Roger Williams University, a private, four-year liberal arts university, and graduate school. The university enrolls approximately 3,800 undergraduate and 850 graduate students in eight schools. These schools offer more than 50 liberal arts majors and professional degrees, such as law, architecture, construction management, and historic preservation. The university has a student to faculty ratio of 15:1 and almost half of the classes offered have less than 20 students.

Getting Around...


There are only two main roads that pass through Bristol and connect it to surrounding towns and neighborhoods.

Route 136 (Metacom Avenue) runs parallel to Route 114 on the eastern side of Bristol. It’s typically the busier road of the two and has most of Bristol’s larger retail stores and shopping plazas. At the sound end just before the Mount Hope Bridge, Metacom Avenue passes by Roger Williams University.

Additional Transportation Information

  • Airport

    T.F. Green Airport

    Distance to T.F. Green Airport: 24.1miles

  • Train Station

    Providence Train Station

    Distance to Providence Train Station: 8 miles

Bristol Bus

RIPTA Bus #60

RIPTA Bus number 60 passes through the East Bay townships from Providence to Newport with several stops along Route 114 in Bristol. Great way to save on travel costs and spend a day in Newport or travel into the city.

Ferry Transport

Prudence Island Ferry

Prudence Island Ferry provides daily transport to and from Prudence Island with car transport available. It’s the only ferry in RI that travels to Prudence regularly. The ferry also offer special event planning for corporate parties and sightseeing cruises.

Government, City & Town Links

For more information on Bristol community events and government departments, please visit the official website by clicking on the button below

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