Bristol is a historic town in Bristol County, Rhode Island known as “America’s Most Patriotic Town.” This town is famous for being home to the nation’s oldest Fourth of July celebration, which started in 1785.
The Bristol Fourth of July Celebrations officially begin every Flag Day, June 14th, and continue until the parade on the 4th. Residents and visitors of all ages can enjoy the many festivities such as the concert series, Drum & Bugle Corps Competition, a Rockwell Amusements Carnival and fireworks.
Bristol is not only a very family-friendly town, but is also appealing to college students—especially students of Roger Williams University. Roger Williams University, named after Rhode Island’s founder, has been voted the 157th best college in the Northeast and 312th best in private colleges. There is plenty for students to do around town including exploring the many bars, restaurants and shops.
Bristol has a host of outdoor activities residents and visitors can enjoy at Colt State Park, or explore historical sites such as the Blithewold Mansion, Bristol Ferry Lighthouse, Linden Place and Coggeshall Farm Museum.
This patriotic community has a variety of homes for sale ranging from historical to modern. Bristol real estate reflects an architectural legacy which spans over 300 years, showcasing classic examples of Federal and Greek Revival styles, as well as Italianate, Romanesque, Queen Anne, Gothic Revival and Colonial Revival homes.