Bristol, TN


Highest Appreciating Bristol Neighborhoods Since 2000

Bristol, TN Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Bristol Housing Market Information

With a population of 26,666, 11,364 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $113,696, house prices in Bristol are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Bristol, accounting for 67.75% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Bristol include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.28%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 9.13%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 7.30%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Bristol. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 66.13% of Bristol's homes, and 51.95% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Bristol's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 41.64% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Bristol include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 34.11%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 12.25%). There's also some housing in Bristol built between 2000 and later ( 12.00%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Bristol. Fully 11.58% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Bristol homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Bristol real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Bristol Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Bristol have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 7.95%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Bristol house appreciation rate of 0.77%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Bristol's appreciation rate, at 5.51%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Bristol's appreciation rate has been -1.22%, which annualizes to a rate of -4.81%.

Notably, Bristol's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Tennessee, our data show that Bristol's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% of the other cities and towns in Tennessee.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Bristol differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Bristol - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Bristol real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,078,000 0.2
$808,001 - $1,078,000 0.1
$539,001 - $808,000 1.0
$431,001 - $539,000 1.2
$323,001 - $431,000 3.7
$216,001 - $323,000 9.5
$108,001 - $216,000 32.2
$54,001 - $108,000 36.5
$0 - $54,000 15.7

Average for TN
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
69.1198874956053 59.1836734693878

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Bristol Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
48.01% 2.30% 8 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$775 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 66.13
Renters 33.87
Vacant 11.58

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 12.0
1970 - 1999 34.1
1940 - 1969 41.6
1939 or Older 12.3

Types of Homes

Single-Family 67.7
Townhomes 3.5
Small Apt. Buildings 9.1
Apt. Complexes 12.3
Mobile Homes 7.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.77
1 Bedroom 9.37
2 Bedrooms 31.61
3 Bedrooms 39.18
4 Bedrooms 12.76
5 or more bedrooms 4.31