Bristol, Virginia is located at the Virginia-Tennessee line and is Bristol, Tennessee’s sister city.  The city is home to 26,803 residents and is part of the larger Tri-Cities region.  Originally Bristol was known as Goodson, and then the city was renamed in 1890 in honor of the English city of Bristol.  If you're considering renting an apartment in Bristol, the following information will help you get to know the area better!

 

Before Bristol existed as an American city, the area was inhabited by Cherokee and Yuchi tribes.  In the 1800’s, the land where Bristol now stands was on a plantation owned by Rev. James King.  In 1856, the city was founded by Mr. King’s son-in-law, Joseph R. Anderson and was built around the connection of two railroad lines.      

 

Land adjoining the original site of Bristol, TN was owned by Samuel Goodson, who turned it into an establishment named, “Goodsonville”.  Eventually Bristol, TN and Goodsonville, VA merged into the town of Goodson.  Before the turn of the twentieth century the sister cities both changed their names to Bristol in their respective states.  

 

Bristol, VA shares a great deal of history with its sister city in Tennessee.  Due to the locations of the cities on the railroad lines, both were important during the Civil War for transporting supplies and soldiers.  In the twentieth century, Bristol became famous for being the birthplace of country music.  The first recordings of country music were made by the Victor Talking Machine Company of regional and local musicians in Bristol.  After Bristol became famous for country music, local radio stations frequently featured big-name country and bluegrass groups like Flatt and Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers.  

 

Bristol is a scenic Appalachian city with a historic past.  Its location in the Blue Ridge Mountains makes it a fantastic spot for any lover of the outdoors. If you choose to move into an apartment in Bristol, you will see the many ways in which the city is “a good place to live”.

 

 

 

 

 

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Apartments in Area:

Church Hill Apartment - The Landings On Silver Lake Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Church Hill, TN from $665 to $850


Bristol Apartment - Shelby Heights Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Bristol, TN from $620 to $850


Johnson City Apartment - UDC

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $549 to $1009


Johnson City Apartment - Fox Glen Townhouses

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $530 to $800


Johnson City Apartment - The Reserve

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $924 to $1459


Johnson City Apartment - Sterling Hills Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $485 to $925


Johnson City Apartment - The Haven at Knob Creek Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $849 to $1249


Johnson City Apartment - Homestead Properties

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $575 to $1150


Johnson City Apartment - Evergreen Terrace Apartments

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $460 to $720


Kingsport Apartment - Allandale Falls Apartments

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Kingsport, TN from $630 to $820


Kingsport Apartment - Crosscreek Apartments

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Kingsport, TN from $706 to $856


Jonesborough Apartment - Wolfe Development

1 to 2 BDRM apartment in Jonesborough, TN from $675 to $825


Johnson City Apartment - Ridgeview Apartments

0¼ to 2 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $325 to $655


Bristol Apartment - The Villas At Island Road

1 to 3 BDRM apartment in Bristol, TN from $660 to $1115


Johnson City Apartment - Mountainview Villas

2 BDRM apartment in Johnson City, TN from $674



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