Bristol

With fifteen miles of coastline on Narragansett Bay, Bristol is an incredibly picturesque New England town. People flock here for the fabulous seafood, historic monuments, parks, and waterfront lifestyle. Much of the Rhode Island real estate in Bristol has been built to impress and inspire with vistas of tree-lined streets and boats bobbing in the bay. Lush green settings, bike paths, boat slips, an array of popular attractions, and luxurious homes located on or near the water have made Bristol an ideal location to live, work, and play.


Browse Bristol real estate for sale, or read more about recreation opportunities in this popular coastal town.

Bristol Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.3M
Lowest Price $206K
Highest Price $7.5M
Total Listings 19
Avg. Days On Market 47
Avg. Price/SQFT $378

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333 Poppasquash Rd, Bristol

$7,450,000

333 Poppasquash Rd, Bristol

11 Beds 12 Baths 11,672 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1296756

Lila Delman Compass

Active
341 Thames St # 303s, Bristol

$4,300,000

341 Thames St # 303s, Bristol

3 Beds 4 Baths 5,370 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1275377

Mott & Chace Sotheby's Intl.

Active
9 Monkey Wrench Ln, Bristol

$3,500,000

9 Monkey Wrench Ln, Bristol

6 Beds 6 Baths 7,256 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1285906

Lila Delman Compass

New Active
70 Griswold Ave, Bristol

$1,550,000

70 Griswold Ave, Bristol

4 Beds 2 Baths 3,272 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1300359

Gustave White Sotheby's Realty

Active
423 Hope St # # D, Bristol

$1,050,000

423 Hope St # # D, Bristol

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,489 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1288771

Lila Delman Compass

Active Under Contract
18 Harrison St, Bristol

$780,000

18 Harrison St, Bristol

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,422 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1300946

Residential Properties, Ltd.

Active
17 John St, Bristol

$775,000

17 John St, Bristol

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,415 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1300112

Lila Delman Compass

New Active
20 Smith St, Bristol

$649,000

20 Smith St, Bristol

5 Beds 2 Baths 2,764 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1301937

Edge Realty RI, LLC

Active Under Contract
84 Perry St, Bristol

$585,000

84 Perry St, Bristol

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,762 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1299794

Century 21 Topsail Realty

Active Under Contract
15 John St, Bristol

$575,000

15 John St, Bristol

2 Beds 3 Baths 1,726 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1300106

Lila Delman Compass

New Active
571 Wood St, Bristol

$509,000

571 Wood St, Bristol

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,727 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1300693

Century 21 Topsail Realty

Active
29 Noyes Ave, Bristol

$449,900

↓ $30,100

29 Noyes Ave, Bristol

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,688 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1300293

YHSGR Nathan Clark Team

New Active Under Contract
9 Mason Ave, Bristol

$449,000

9 Mason Ave, Bristol

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,540 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1299601

Keller Williams Coastal

Active
53 Garfield Ave, Bristol

$399,900

53 Garfield Ave, Bristol

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,088 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1300701

William Raveis Inspire

New Active
1107 Hope St, Bristol

$390,000

1107 Hope St, Bristol

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,136 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1301833

Century 21 Access America

New Active
54 Seabreeze Ln, Bristol

$375,000

54 Seabreeze Ln, Bristol

1 Bed 1 Bath 980 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1301625

Century 21 Topsail Realty

Active Under Contract
42 Greenway Dr, Bristol

$339,000

42 Greenway Dr, Bristol

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,092 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1300352

Residential Properties, Ltd.

New Active
7 Scott Ln, Bristol

$325,000

7 Scott Ln, Bristol

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,576 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1301748

Mott & Chace Sotheby's Intl.

Active Under Contract
751 Metacom Ave # 13, Bristol

$206,422

751 Metacom Ave # 13, Bristol

2 Beds 1 Bath 948 SqFt Residential MLS® # 1300547

Residential Properties, Ltd.

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Bristol Real Estate Information

Bristol homes for sale are popular because they offer an ideal setting in which residents and visitors alike can enjoy casual, yet elegant coastal living. Properties range from palatial waterfront estates to modern condos and charming single-family homes with large yards. 

Real estate in Bristol can be found either directly on the waterfront or just a short distance from the shore. There is a good mix of quiet residential streets and commercial areas in the historic downtown where you will find older heritage homes. 

Also located within Bristol are gated communities such as Poppasquash Point, a private peninsula of stately homes on park-like acreages with east and west views across the harbor. This area is also home to the Bristol Yacht Club.

Typical features of Rhode Island real estate include large windows that make the most of the sea views, attractive wooden siding, and stone fireplaces. Modern and remodelled homes may have marble or granite countertops, spa-like baths, and cutting-edge appliances.

Outdoor living is part of the Bristol lifestyle, so many homes have ample outdoor spaces where you can enjoy the fresh air. Most single-family homes have gardens, decks, and backyards with lawns and trees. Condos often have balconies or porches either overlooking the water or surrounded by greenery.

Bristol Area Information

Because Bristol is a peninsula between Narragansett Bay and Mount Hope Bay, its climate is moderate. It tends to be warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer than other New England communities. This also means that it has ocean views in nearly every direction.

The area was originally inhabited by the Pokanoket people, and later by the English in the 1600s. The town was founded in 1680 and named after Bristol in England. Today Bristol boasts the longest running Independence Day celebrations and the oldest annual parade in the US.

Downtown Bristol stretches up from the waterfront in an easy-to-navigate grid pattern. It offers an appealing mix of historic Rhode Island real estate, boutique shops, buzzing restaurants, and boat docks. This is where you can catch the ferry to neighboring Prudence Island.

Bristol is also home to a number of picturesque parks. Independence Park is located right on the waterfront and offers uninterrupted views of the harbor. Colt State Park is on the other side of the harbor and has hiking trails, picnic tables, and a museum.

Bristol Recreational Activities & Attractions

Bristol’s seaside location makes it a prime destination for outdoor activities on the water. Children and adults can participate in sailing programs at the Bristol Yacht Club. Popular swimming beaches include Beach Terrace, Bristol Highlands, and Bristol Narrows. 

The East Bay Bike Path runs for 14.5 miles between Bristol to Providence and offers beautiful views of Narragansett Bay. The path is open to cyclists, walkers, joggers, and rollerbladers. The path starts at Independence Park in Bristol and ends at India Point Park in Providence.

Blithewold Mansion & Gardens, a 33-acre waterfront estate, is a very popular attraction. Linden Place is another mansion with an interesting history. Other attractions include the Crescent Park Carousel, the Coggeshall Farm (a working 17th century farm), and the Audubon Society Environmental Education Center.

Throughout the year there are numerous events in Bristol that are fun for all ages. The annual Fourth of July parade has been held in Bristol since 1785, and is still one of the largest and most colorful celebrations in the country. The Christmas Festival and Grand Illumination is another must-see spectacle.


For more information on Bristol RI real estate & homes for sale, contact us online or call 401.680.6588 to speak with a Bristol real estate specialist at Hogan Associates.

 


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