Bristol is one of the most historic places in all of Pennsylvania and is the third oldest borough in the state. It was originally settled in 1681, well before Philadelphia got its name. It played a major role in the American Industrial Revolution with its close proximity to the Delaware River.
Bristol, which is located in Bucks County, is bordered by the Delaware River to the east, where Veteran Highway and Bristol Turnpike meet to the southwest, Silver Lake to the northwest, and Green Lane to the northeast. The population in the area has dropped to under 10,000 residents.
Part of what makes the Bristol area such an amazing place to live is its close proximity to pretty much everything you could ask for. It’s just a 30-minute drive to City Hall (Philadelphia), a 10-minute drive to Burlington, New Jersey, and a 20-minute drive to Florence, New Jersey.
Some of the best things to do and sights to see in Bristol include the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum, the Delaware Canal State Park, Grundy Ice Arena, Bristol Waterfront Park, and the Historic Bristol Day celebration in October.