Bristol TN

Located on the Tennessee-Virginia state line, Bristol, TN is a twin city in Southeast U.S. that is a center of a five-state area (VA, TN, WV, KY, NC). It has excellent transportation connections making all these states within a day’s drive. Beautiful scenery, arts & culture and entertainment help to make Bristol a desirable place to live. A few of the most popular attractions in Bristol include:

  • The home of many NASCAR events, Bristol Motor Speedway
  • The natural underground wonders of Bristol and Appalachian Caverns
  • The best place for live entertainment, The Paramount Center for the Arts
  • More than 30 Parks & Recreational Venues for exploring the natural beauty of the area
  • Beautiful South Holston Lake surrounded by National Forest
  • King University

Living in Bristol, TN

With seven major interstate highways converging in Tennessee, Bristol is a convenient place to live. The Tri-Cities Regional Airport in neighboring Blountville, TN provides air travel in and out of the area.

Bristol’s location in the Blue Ridge Mountains provides a variety of country or city settings for living. The city provides musical history connections and is rich in local culture. Being located on the TN-VA State Line, you can be in two places at once walking down the center of iconic State Street. Bristol is able to maintain a small city charm while offering big city conveniences.

The median home price in Bristol, TN is approximately $111,900.  The lower cost of housing compared to other areas in the United States make the area appealing to many.

One of the best kept secrets in Bristol, TN is Steele Creek Park. This 2,200+ acre city park is a favorite for locals to enjoy the outdoors from picnicking with the family to biking/hiking the many trails in the park. The park is a true gem in Bristol offering fun for all ages from disc golf, a splash pad, and golf course. The newly expanded Nature Center is a must-see while at the park as it provides information about animals and vegetation that you may see while out exploring. It is a great educational opportunity for growing minds, young and old. The large lake offers stunning views and a great opportunity for you to try your luck at fishing. Or if you would rather enjoy a different view of the park, bring your own canoe/kayak or rent a paddle boat at the park to get away from the shore and head to the middle of the lake! The kids (and those that are kids at heart) love taking a ride on Steele Creek Express, which is a 24 gauge replica of a real steam engine. Steele Creek Park is a loved feature of living in Bristol.

A popular annual event in Downtown Bristol is the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. This weekend festival generally hosts over 130 bands on 20 stages setup in Downtown.  The event takes place the 3rd weekend in September each year and offers many activities for everyone. It is a local tradition for many residents to enjoy great music, food, and shopping local craft vendors and local shops. If you’re a music fan, you’ll be glad to save the date for Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion year after year!

Downtown Bristol

There are many opportunities to enjoy a night out with the numerous local restaurants and breweries in Downtown Bristol. See below a list of must visit breweries:

Elderbrew- Located on 6th Street in Bristol, TN’s first small batch brewery

Bristol Station Brewery & Pub – Located in the old Greyhound Bus Station in Downtown. It has a 10 barrel brewing system which is the largest in the local area. You will love the many events that they offer including Thursday night Trivia or Friday night SINGO!

State Street Brewing- Located on State St. The company will be brewing enjoyable, flavorful, and unique beers. They are inspired to be a destination for the community and visitors to enjoy quality craft beer.

Lost State Distilling- Located on State St. (the renovated, old Bristol and Supply Co. building) the facility works to bring Craft Gin, Rum, and Small Batch Tennessee Whiskey to the region. In addition to production and storage space, the building will offer a tasting room and event space. It is exciting to see the revitalization of Downtown!

Bristol, TN Education

Bristol Tennessee City Schools include 5 elementary schools, a middle school, and high school. In addition to the public schools, there are several private and parochial schools in Bristol. The area also offers several opportunities for higher education including: King University and National Business College.

Why You’ll Love Bristol, TN

Bristol offers a welcoming environment that gives you a feeling of comfort. The helpful and friendly nature of the residents is sure to brighten your day. The growing Downtown allows you to spend a day shopping local shops, enjoying local cuisine, and exploring the history of the area. The small town charm and ability to enjoy the often forgotten moments during the hustle and bustle of life will make you want to call Bristol “home”.

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