Bristol . . . A World To It's Own.

Town of Bristol located one block from Stone Habour

Located just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Newport, Rhode Island, Bristol offers many of the same qualities of its larger sister seaport town at a more relaxed pace.  Quietly tucked away on a peninsula along the Narragansett Bay, Bristol has been considered a valuable piece of property since King Phillip led the Wampanoag Indians.  During the Revolutionary War, this prized port endured countless attacks by the British who were intent on occupation.  Over time the proud and resilient American soldiers and citizens pushed the British troops back out to sea – regaining control of their beloved Bristol.

Bristol 4th of July Parade - Oldest in USA

Colonial Bristol, one of New England’s most charming seaside towns, remains alive and well today.    The historic buildings and landmarks meld with an impressive array of shops, eateries and galleries  situated along tree lined streets and pedestrian boardwalks and city parks fronting the harbor.

Bristol also proudly carries the flag of being recognized as “America’s most patriotic town” by annually hosting the nation’s oldest continuous Fourth of July parade and celebration, since 1785.
Bristol Harbor and Narragansett Bay

Serene without being sleepy and private without being secluded, Bristol offers a prestigious yet relaxed lifestyle of coastal living, located only 20 minutes from both Newport and Providence.