Bristol, RI is adding to the list of boasting rights. Bristol long known as America's most patriotic town and recognized for America's Oldest Fourth of July Celebration has been selected as one of the top 10 towns for families by Family Circle magazine.
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Located along the Narragansett Bay this coastal town definitely has a right to boast of beautiful waterfront parks and views. A perfect example would be Colt's State Park. If you have never visited or driven through you should.
Main St. is littered with quaint shops and restaurants. One of my favorite waterfront restaurants is Agave Restaurant and Lounge formally known as the Topside. With it's laid back atmosphere, large waterfront deck, and Latin Flare not adding this to your stop while in Bristol would, in my opinion, be a big mistake. Quick story - When the weather hits 65-70 degrees in Rhode Island you always search out the waterfront restaurants. Something just attracts you to the water. This spring was no different and I headed to Agave. I was fortunate because they were preparing food to take photos for their web site. Not only did I enjoy the atmosphere but got to try their food. Great hospitality, great food, and great addition to Bristol.
I live in the nearby town of Tiverton, RI and sometimes find it hard to believe how Bristol has grown always remaining true to a small town feel. I have watched Roger Williams University grown over the years. The addition of Thames Street Landing offering shops, sport rentals, and eateries is a welcomed addition to town.
These are a few of my additions to the articles, not adhering to the criteria for selection, of why Bristol is one of the top ten towns in American to live. Read the articles, come visit, relocate, and discover Bristol.
Oh Boy, I almost forgot my absolute favorite coffee shop - Sip-N-Dip or Sip n' Dip no matter how you spell it they rock! My favs "Chocolate Coconut ice coffee"and "Crazy Chocolate Mocha". Did I mention they are growing too.
Congratulations to Bristol, it's residents, and business people for receiving such a great honor.