Life is different and the same on each side of the state line running through Bristol.
"Like the sign says it is a good place to live," Tennessee Resident Michael Davenport said of the giant sign by the train station.
It's a good place to live whether you're in Bristol Tennessee or Bristol Virginia.
But life is a little different on either side of the line.
"People always talk about the tax difference. Everybody always says living in Virginia is more expensive than living in Tennessee," Virginia Resident Michelle Tallada said.
Tennessee Resident Michael Davenport said, "Bristol Virginia has a state income tax. Bristol Tennessee is backwards and doesn't and has one of the largest sales tax in the country. Bristol Tennessee has 9.5 sales tax. Bristol Virginia has 4.5 sales tax."
"We have a lot of people who travel to exit #7 to shop just simply to save on taxes because it's about 5% difference," Virginia Resident Emma Horton said.
The post office is on the border and serves two different zip codes in Bristol Virginia and Bristol Tennessee.
Horton of Virginia said, "Having your car inspected. Tennessee doesn't require you to have your car inspected. Virginia does. And I think it's a very good thing that they do."
Each Bristol has its own police department, own fire department, and own government.
Davenport of Tennessee said, "We have excellent city councils on both sides of town. They work well together. Our public library which I don't know if you've seen or not is a combined project."
A Food City grocery store in Virginia sells beer and wine seven days a week while a Food City in Tennessee sells beer seven days a week but no wine.
Tallada of Virginia said, "There are two different area codes even though they're so close."
That used to be a problem when people called long distance across the street. Cell phones make it less of a hassle, except if you have a Myrtle Beach cell phone area code.
Tallada explained, "I say 843 and they go is it 423 and I say no 843 and they're like oh ok."
Bristol, a good place to live.
"They're both good cities they work well together," Davenport said.