Boston is located on the East Coast, approximately 25 miles from the seaside resort of Skegness. It is a vibrant market town and residents proudly refer to themselves as ‘Bostonians’. Immigrants from Boston have named several other settlements after the town, most notably Boston, Massachusetts in USA.
Boston is known for its local market, boasting over 120 stalls of goods and local produce and records of trading fairs in the town have been dated back to the 12th century. The town is also known for the Boston sausage and St. Botolph’s church. Otherwise known as ‘Boston Stump’, it is one of the largest parish churches in the country and has one of the tallest medieval towers in England which can be seen from miles around and offers fantastic views. Other popular attractions amongst visitors and residents include Maud Foster Mill, Hussey Tower and Fydell House.
Situated in commuting distance of both Lincoln and Peterborough city centres, Boston offers the best of both worlds with urban living available in Boston itself as well as that “escape to the country” vibe within the more rural areas.
Boston has a range of cosy pubs and restaurants, as well as parks, a cinema and a theatre. The local market runs bi-weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays and offers a range of fresh produce. As well as the market, the town offers a range of local shops and larger retail stores. The town also benefits from the newly redeveloped Pilgrim hospital which boasts a new Accident and Emergency Department and a £4 million state of the art Intensive Care Unit.
Boston offers families a range of schools to choose from including a range of primary schools within the town and surrounding villages. It also offers an independent school, St George’s Preparatory School, for 3-11 year olds. The town has various secondary schools including selective all-boy and all-girl grammar schools, Boston Grammar School and Boston High School.
Boston benefits from a good road network, with the A52 and A16 running through the town, allowing easy access to other main roads such as the A17 & A15, amongst others. The town is also served by East Midlands Trains on the Poacher Line from Grantham to Skegness. Lincoln and Peterborough are the closest cities and are approximately 35 miles away.
Buying and Selling Property in Boston
Property prices in Boston are generally viewed to be very affordable and are below the national average. General starter homes can be bought for as little as £60,000 for a one bedroom flat through to executive detached properties that start at around £240,000.
An average three bed detached family home would be in the region of £150,000.
Boston is therefore an attractive choice for investors and incoming purchasers from other parts of the country due to the excellent value for money on offer. The market has improved steadily since 2011, with average selling times gradually reducing. We have a large database of buyers looking for all types of property.
Letting Property in Boston
The lettings market has been very strong for a number of years, with average rents increasing due to the huge demand locally. Prices start from approx. £350 pcm for a small flat, through to £1500 pcm for larger detached properties. Turnover is also high, meaning that properties are rarely empty for any length of time.