Welcome to Bristol!

Bristol, Connecticut is where a diverse spectrum of neighborhoods means a place for every personality or interest!
Is urban more your vibe? Perhaps relaxing by the lake? From quaint residential areas, to vintage
victorians and newer developments by the farm lands, Bristol’s got just the place for you!

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Cedar Lake

Kick back by the lake with this wonderful neighborhood offering a chance to connect with nature. From boating on the lake, to the outdoor amenities of the Indian Rock Nature Preserve, Cedar Lake is a former Indian stomping grounds that offers that feeling of ‘being away’ from it all!
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Chippens Hill

If newer housing developments, larger homes, and farms are your style, Chippens Hill has you covered. In the quiet hills of northwest Bristol, Chippens Hill offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle. Suburban living has never been this sweet, a stone’s throw away from family farms and a  state of the art K-8 school, along with other wonderful family amenities like Rich Farm Ice Cream in the old Minor Farm store, travel up to the Hill, where your view of Bristol is always the perfect one.
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Downtown is the center of it all. Whether you are looking for a place to eat, something to do for the afternoon or make a much needed purchase, downtown Bristol is packed with amenities. From eateries such as the New Parkside Cafe, Main Street Pint & Plate to original Thai cuisine from Sabaidee, or Firefly Hollow Brewing, the Post Office and City Hall, all your needs are covered! The City’s big events occur downtown, like the Mum Festival, Car Show, and Farmers Market, making this the perfect little section to explore.
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Welcome to Bristol's North East corner, Edgewood. Featuring a strong mixture of residential neighborhoods, to the bustling commercial Route 6 shopping corridor, you'll find a little bit of everything in this vast neighborhood. From the East Region Little League Tournaments held at Giamatti Center each year, to local businesses and neighborhood schools, Edgewood will meet all your needs, from small to large!
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Federal Hill

Bristol’s scenic and historic district known as Federal Hill offers beautiful colonial and Victorian era homes from yesterday along with the Federal Hill Green to relax and enjoy. This neighborhood, adjacent to downtown and within walking distance of the City center, was once the home of famous industrialists and clockmakers with the names Rockwell, Ingraham, and Session. With amenities like the American Clock & Watch Museum, a great breakfast and lunch spot Expresso Cafe, and Bakery On Maple calling Federal Hill their home, you’re vintage taste are sure to be a buzz. So take the opportunity to visit or be a part of this unique special neighborhood!
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A village within a City is just what Forestville is, so if tight knit and small town are your vibe, Forestville’s definitely your place. A historic section of Bristol right off the Route 72 extension, Forestville offers a quaint village center with a picturesque restored rail station and legendary establishments like One Fifty Central Restaurant, Rumba Lounge, and Bell City Diner. Enjoy events like the popular Pequabuck River Duck Race and the Memorial Day parade in the center of Forestville each year in this quaint village within the City of Bristol.
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Lake District

Both relaxed and thrilling the Lake District serves as a welcoming southern gateway into Bristol. Adjacent to Interstate 84 West, this district offers great highway access. Being the home neighborhood of Lake Compounce, the Lake District is aptly named after the location for New England’s Family Theme Park. A quiet residential neighborhood with a national amenity closeby, the Lake District provides the soft cushion of friendly streets nestled against Connecticut’s green hills, plus the lively interactions of neighborhood children playing basketball, volleyball, or football in the playgrounds.
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North East

Another great spot to raise a family, the North East neighborhood offers a quick connection to Bristol’s largest commercial corridor, Route 6, but all the privateness of suburbia. Home to wonderful businesses like Dunphy’s Ice Cream, and hot spots like the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Center, the North East section of town is a great spot for family living with the convenience of robust shopping options.
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North End

Formerly the Polish section of downtown, the North End edges on the north side of Downtown. Within walking distance of many of downtown’s amenities this cool neighborhood offers a smattering of commercial offerings among a blend of residential streets that straddles the best of downtown and suburban living.
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South Mountain

Near the downtown area, South Mountain is the largest hill in Bristol, and overlooks the downtown area. Mostly a residential area, its adjacency to one of the best parks in Connecticut, Veteran’s Memorial Boulevard Park, as well as the newly renovated Bristol Arts & Innovation Magnet School (BAIMS) to bring the arts back in the theater, offers the perfect mix of side street charm within arms reach of great times!
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West End

If urban is your vibe then the West End is the spot for you. A melting pot of cultures, the West End offers a prideful neighborhood in the downtown zone that’s perfect for walking or driving to amenities. Enjoy amenities like family-owned South Side Meat market, Real Café coffee shop, to artist studios and event spaces, to corner stores to pair with a historic ballpark like Muzzy Field and Rockwell Park. Come, live, invest, and enjoy life in the West End!
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Shop Where Your Heart Is!

Be Local. Buy Local.

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When you shop local, you’re making a personal investment in your neighborhood and community.

Why Shop Local.
Local business owners are invested in the community: Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s welfare and future.

Customer service is better: Local businesses often hire people with more specific product expertise for better customer service.

Local businesses hire local people: Employees of local businesses generally live in the community and are your friends and neighbors.