Best areas to live in Bolton
Bolton has a wide variety of areas to choose from, to suit all budgets. Whether you want city centre living, modern suburbia, or a village-like feel, there will definitely be a place in Bolton that perfectly meets your needs.
Regularly cited as one of the best places in Bolton to raise a family, schools here are exceptional, with many receiving an ‘outstanding’ from Ofsted. The average cost of a home here is £219,174, and there is a mixture of charming Victorian terraces, and modern semis and detached houses. Bromley Cross is well-connected too, with trains to Bolton town centre taking just 8 minutes, and Manchester just over half an hour away.
Situated four miles south west of Bolton city centre, Lostock is one of the more affluent places in the area, with average house prices standing at £395,000. It’s home to Regent Park golf course, and Rumworth Lodge Reservoir, which provides picturesque walks. It also boasts several great primary and secondary schools, making Lostock another popular choice amongst families.
Comprising of two areas (Tonge Moor and Tonge Fold), average houses are much cheaper here, at £116,660 and £99,905 respectively. Whilst Tonge isn’t as affluent as Bromley Cross and Lostock, it still offers a community feel with plenty of green space – Leverhulme Park and Seven Acres Local nature reserve are both on your doorstep, and the centre of Bolton is just two miles away.
Located between Bolton and Bury, Ainsworth retains a small village feel, with a mixture of pretty stone cottages, period terrace houses, and more modern properties. Houses cost an average of £226,954, and its location to popular walking areas like Turton Tower, Jumbles Reservoir and Wayoh Reservoir make it a sought-after place for people moving to Bolton.
Popular amongst young professionals, Horwich’s bustling high street offers a range of cafes, bars and restaurants for you to explore. House prices are more affordable, with the average property selling for £196,032. Its close proximity to three train stations makes it an ideal area for commuters, with trains to Bolton taking just 8 minutes, and Manchester’s half an hour away.