The Bristol Community
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In Bristol, you can be in two places at once! The Tennessee-Virginia state line runs right through the middle of downtown. The city is nestled among the wooded hills and rolling farmlands of the Holston River Valley. More than 43,000 people call Bristol home.
Enjoy four beautiful seasons in Northeast Tennessee! Runners, golfers and hikers alike love Steele Creek Park, and the South Holston River offers some of the best fly fishing around. And don't forget to take a scenic bike ride on the Virginia Creeper Trail in nearby Abingdon.
The city is well known on the NASCAR circuit. The Bristol Motor Speedway is NASCAR's fastest half-mile track and hosts two races a year as well as other seasonal events like Speedway in Lights.
Experience the sights and sounds of Bristol
Bristol has a history rooted in music and is the official Birthplace of Country Music. Some of the first country music recordings where made in Bristol, which initiated the “Big Bang of Country Music.” Keeping with its musical heritage, Downtown Bristol offers a free summer concert series - Border Bash, as well as one of the region's largest music festivals - Rhythm & Roots Reunion.
Even though Bristol is surrounded by rural mountain beauty, you'll find many modern conveniences at The Pinnacle - a brand new retail development near the Bristol Family Medicine Clinic and Bristol Regional Medical Center.