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Old 05-25-2010, 02:05 PM
Location: NJ
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Originally Posted by JayCT View Post
The Route 6 corridor has a lot of shopping and restaurant options along it so I don't agree with that part of the above post. Also, there are movie theaters in neighboring towns which are not that far from Bristol. Jay
I think what he meant is that the Route 6 corridor is mainly a series of strip malls with typical chain stores and restaurants. I can't think of too many upscale stores or restaurants comparable to what one might find in a town like West Hartford.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:51 AM
Location: Connecticut
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The nicest area, which offers both convienience and a mix of different things is Forestville. Forestville covers the area between the Plainville town line, the Southington town line, Middle st., just west of King st. up to about Bristol Eastern high school, just south of Louisiana ave. to just west of Brook st. and up to Farmington ave.

Although, downtown Bristol is just starting to improve, but its more urban. Forestville is more suburban.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:01 AM
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I have lived in bristol for 15 years.... different areas including by police station.

I would recommend areas by ESPN, Redstone Hill RD, Chippens Hill, Stafford Ave area Emmit st (maybe).

I wouldn't recommend areas by center (police station) route 6, davis drive, boulevard area, and union st.

Bristol is like any larger town... some good parts and some bad. Its a little white trashy in some areas and has mostly dreadful restaurants and nightlife. I lived on chippens hill for years and loved it. Very quiet. When I lived in the police station area i never had a problem but ive known other$ who have had many issues in that area with crime and assaults. The best place is near ESPN for many reasons. You have access to many highways. You are close to Plainville and Southington where the eateries are much better and have a little more to offer nightlife wise. Only in Bristol will you see the Bon Jovi car or where a guy at taco bell is a local legend. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQpOPq8HLXc start at 1 min mark

If he's on a budget I would recommend near Emmit ST. Tons of condos and apts for rent. Very close to highway and the cities i mentioned above.
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