Bristol

18 reviews
  1. Suburb of Philadelphia, PA
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Suburb of
Philadelphia

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$186,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$853
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    31
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    10
    37
  • Robbery
    166
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    312
    575
  • Theft
    2,393
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    198
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,446
National
$53,046
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    49%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

18 reviews
  • Excellent
    0
  • Very Good
    7
  • Average
    10
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
Bristol Borough is a small community and is highly underrated. It is right bh the Deleware river and is a quite a pleasant sight. I have lived here for five going on six years and i truely has felt like i have been here longer and it feels like home. Sometimes the atmosphere here is a bit dull but there are many things to keep you entertained such as festivals. There are a nice variety of festivals that go on theoughtout the year. Some include Italian day, Puerto Rican day, Historic Bristol day, etc. All these show the towns folk how fun and intersting other culture are and can be. There is a lot going on for tbis small town and it does nothing but keep on growing. I see big things in the future for Bristol Borough.
  • Niche User
  • Jan 14 2016
There's a lot of drug issues, especially amongst the high school students, and there seems to be more petty thievery as of late. Otherwise, it's a pleasant, small community with a fair amount of local events that take place. Although if I weren't born and raised here, I likely wouldn't choose to live here. I would like to see more public events.
  • Niche User
  • 9 months ago
I live right by the Delaware River, so that helps to cultivate a very laid back atmosphere, which I enjoy. There is a lot happening in Bristol, which makes me feel like I am part of a community. Bristol is becoming increasingly modernized, with many new stores opening up.
  • Niche User
  • 4 months ago