With numerous areas in Lancashire getting a well-deserved facelift, Bolton hasn’t been left behind. It is one of the fastest growing towns in the UK and also the largest. Just 10 miles from Manchester, but boasting a semi-rural location, it is easy to understand why many are moving to Bolton. Residents can choose to live in the vibrant town centre or set up home in the surrounding countryside.
With Bolton being such a big town and home to the University of Bolton, the population ranges from students, to young families and professionals to retirees. There is truly something about living in Bolton that appeals to those of all ages.
Just 20 minutes away from Bolton is the Britannia Anchor office. Located in Swinton, the expert teams are able to help with removals and storage solutions for those living throughout Manchester.
Moving to Bolton
For families looking to buy a substancial detached properties in Bolton they can vary between £160,000 and £3 million. At the lower end of the budget are well presented four bedroom houses with off road parking and perfect family gardens. At the contrasting end of the spectrum are breath-taking period mansions with private drives and manicured land. Family sized semis vary between £60,000 and £600,000. Traditional red-brick terraces are available for prices around £45,000 and flats start at £35,000.
If you are looking to rent in Bolton, flats are upwards of £300 – price increasing based on number of bedrooms and condition of the property. Two-bed terraces are the most affordable option and start just shy of £400 pcm. Semi-detached properties with three or more beds fall between £500 and £850 pcm, whereas detached homes vary dramatically from £500 pcm to £6,000 pcm.
Shopping in Bolton
Shoppers can waltz around Bolton’s town centre without fear as it is all pedestrianised. The high-streets and Compton Place Shopping Centre are full with the usual big-brand favourites. If you are after a range of fashion retailers all in one place, Market Place is home to the likes of Zara, Bank and H&M.
If you need refuelling during your shopping escapade the town centre is stocked with a wide range of pubs, bars and restaurants, particularly around Nelson Square and Bradshawgate.
On the outskirts of Bolton is Leisure Park and Middlebrook Retail; one of the largest retail and leisure parks in the North West. Stores include Marks & Spencer, Next and River Island, as well an Asda, Homebase and Halfords.
Transport Links Bolton
Unlike many large towns and cities, Bolton is actually compact in size. For this reason, 60% of its residents choose to commute via car. Understandably, driving in the centre can be stressful, but with over 20 car-parks, finding a space is rarely an issue.
Bolton is served by a number of A roads and the M61 is just to the west. Bury is just a 20-minute drive in good traffic and commuters can get to Manchester in around 35 minutes.
Bolton Interchange is the town’s transport hub, comprising of a bus station and railway station. Direct trains from Bolton run to Blackburn, Manchester, Manchester Airport, Chester, Blackpool, and Wigan.
Several bus companies provide an extensive bus network around Bolton and the surrounding areas.