The university town of Bolton is home to around 140,000 people. This town in Greater Manchester is served by the M61/M60 motorway and enjoys a regular service linking it to London, via the West Coast Mainline.
Bolton is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and is regarded as one of the North West's premier destinations for shopping. House prices in Bolton tend to be significantly lower than those in many parts of the UK.
Areas of redvelopment and regeneration, such as Church Wharf, have added contemporary urban apartments to Bolton's housing mix. Beyond the town centre though, flats and apartments can be hard to find. You'll find plenty of traditional terraced housing and more modern semis in areas outside the town centre, such as Harwood, Heaton, Horwich and Smithills.
Some of the most exclusive areas of town include Pitfield Lane, Arthur Lane and Turton Heights. For middle-of-the-range property, try Hardcastle Close or Ashdown Drive. For more modestly priced homes, the areas around Wemsley Grove, Union Road or Yates Street may prove a good bet.