With a population of 45,000 Bristol maintains a small city charm while being able to offer big city conveniences. Our affordable housing and cost of living offers residents a variety of options. Racing fans have certainly heard of Bristol, but this unique city offers more than the excitement of NASCAR events. While the famed motor speedway is located in Tennessee, Bristol is actually a set of twin cities that uniquely situated along the Tennessee and Virginia state line, Bristol can offer the best of best of two states.  Each city has its own municipal government and the state line, which is in the center of State Street in downtown Bristol that separates the two cities.

        Working together, the two cities have contributed to the economic growth of the area while maintaining southern traditions. Real estate in Bristol, TN and Bristol, VA remains a viable investment for personal and professional reasons. Education is important to the residents of Bristol, and the city of proud of its well funded and highly regarded school system. It is also the home of King University, a private university with additional campuses located in Kingsport, Knoxville and Nashville. In 1998, Bristol was declared the "Birthplace of Country Music" by the U.S. Congress for its contributions to early country music and its influence and is home to the new Birthplace of Country Music Museum ,an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.  

         Downtown Bristol is vibrant and growing, with numerous shops, business and restaurants offering fun and entertainment. Outdoor lovers will find a number of activities due to the many parks, lakes, rivers and trails found in the beautiful setting near the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Haynesfield Aquatic Center provides a great venue for swimming and even has a doggie swim! Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) is the 4th largest sports venue in the United States. The high-banked half-mile track makes for exciting racing for the drivers and the fans. BMS currently hosts 7 NASCAR races which bring large amounts of visitors to the area. Anyone looking at real estate in Bristol, VA or Bristol, TN should see that history, education, entertainment and commerce are all combined to form its appeal and success.

        Throughout the city, residents can discover a wealth of culture and performing arts, including events conducted by Theatre Bristol, the Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol Ballet and Bristol Art Guild. Whether it's swimming or boating in our lakes; watching a race at the Bristol Motor Speedway - NASCAR’s most beloved venue; exploring the natural wonders of the area, such as Bristol Caverns, Appalachian Caverns or the Appalachian Trail; or playing a round of golf at one of our six courses; Bristol sets the stage for outdoor fun and recreation



Vance Middle School, Avoca Elementary School, Haynesfield Elementary School, Anderson Elementary School, Holston View Elementary School, Weaver Elementary School, Emmett Elementary School, Fairmount Elementary School, Holston Valley Middle School, Central Elementary School, Tennessee Avenue Christian Academy.


 Tennessee High School, Mountain Empire Baptist School.


Northeast State Community College (about 14 miles; Blountville, TN), East Tennessee State University (about 21 miles; Johnson City, TN), Appalachian State University (about 38 miles; Boone, NC), Tusculum College (about 42 miles; Greeneville, TN), Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 53 miles; Cumberland, KY), Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 64 miles; Hudson, NC), Wilkes Community College (about 64 miles; Wilkesboro, NC).


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