We may be biased but we think Bolton is a fantastic place to live.

It's impossible to miss the tight-knit community feel in Bolton that you will struggle to find anywhere else.

Bolton is also a multi-cultural area with plenty to do.

Aside from this, the property market in Bolton is quite eclectic and there is guaranteed to be a house on the market to suit your specific needs and preferences.

Here are some reasons why Bolton is a fantastic place to live- and why you should consider moving here if you don't already. 

The houses are affordable

According to Zoopla, the average house price in the UK right now is £289, 622.

A huge perk of moving to Bolton is that the average property price is much lower than this.

Right now, the average property price in Bolton stands at £171,414- which is over £118,000 cheaper than this average.

It's not as busy as Manchester

If you think Manchester is too hectic and busy, then Bolton is the perfect inbetween.
The town is still vibrant with plenty of things to do but not so busy that you dread heading into the centre on a Saturday afternoon. 

However, if want more shopping variety, Manchester is just thirty minutes down the road.

There is a property to suit everyone’s preferences

In terms of areas, data from Rightmove suggest that one of the most popular area to move to in Bolton are Kearsley and Harwood.

However, there are plenty of other thriving areas to move to as well.

If you are looking for a house that is slightly more up market, it’s best to search for properties in Lostock and Egerton.

Currently, one of the most expensive properties for sale is in Egerton.

The Longworth Road home is on the market for a jaw-dropping £1.7 million.

The Bolton News: The most expensive house for sale in Bolton (Photo:Zoopla)The most expensive house for sale in Bolton (Photo:Zoopla)

Along with the five bedroom house, the new owner will also get plenty of land.

On the other end of the spectrum, you will find some of the more affordable homes in Farnworth.

Currently, the cheapest home for sale in Bolton is on Starcliffe Street in Farnworth.

It’s only £50,000 and has two bedrooms.

If this wasn’t enough, Bolton Council recently agreed on plans to create a housing development in the centre.

Developers are set to submit a planning application for 130 new homes as part of the Croal Valley intervention area.

Your kids can get a great education

According to the latest government and Ofsted data, 31 schools in Bolton received a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating in 2019 and 2020.  

One ‘outstanding’ rated school is Rumworth in Ladybridge.

Other schools rated ‘good’ include St Mary’s RC Primary School, Clarendon Primary, The Olive Tree primary school and Church Road primary.

To find out more about Ofsted ratings in schools, visit the Gov.uk website.

The University of Bolton is currently ranked 118th in the UK league tables.

You can take plenty of undergraduate and postgraduate courses here and study everything from accountancy right up to theatre studies.

However, the university is best known for its IT and Engineering courses. 

There are plenty of things to do

There is never a dull day in Bolton.

If you want to get out into the open and have a relatively affordable day out, a walk through Jumbles County Park or a trip to Smithills Open Farm would be perfect.

Ideal for shopping, Bolton is home to Middlebrook Retail Park, which is the largest in the UK.

Here, you will find everything to accommodate your shopping needs including classic stores such as Asda and Next.

It’s also a hub for entertainment, home to Vue cinema and Hollywood Bowl bowling alley.

It's home to some historic pubs

Ye Olde Man and Scythe is the oldest pub in Bolton and one of the oldest pubs in the UK.

The Bolton News: Ye Olde Man and ScytheYe Olde Man and Scythe

(Photo: Geograph/David Dixon)

The transport system is always improving

New measures are being brought in to improve Bolton's transport system. 

Earlier this month, a brand new multi-million pound cycling junction opened up in the town centre.

There are also talks of developing a direct rail service from Bolton to London which would open up so many economic doors for Boltonians.

The town is bursting with culture

There are a lot of cultural monuments in Bolton.

Turton Tower was built in the Middle Ages and Smithills Hall is regarded as one of the best preserved manor houses in the North West.

Finally- you are guaranteed to get a delicious curry

In Bolton, you are guaranteed to get a delicious curry as it is home to several award-winning restaurants.  

What do you think the best thing about living in Bolton is?