Living in Boston
If buying a new home in a pretty Lincolnshire town with a long history and a small port takes your fancy, Boston might be the place for you.
Located on the scenic east coast of England, Boston is a popular place for families and couples to make a home where they can enjoy that unique mix of urban and rural living that you only get in a small town.
House prices in Boston*
The average price for property in Boston is around £149,000. This is a rise of 2.24 per cent since 12 months ago. In terms of property types, flats in the town sell for an average of around £93,000 and terraced houses for about £108,000.
*Housing marketing statistics from Zoopla in July 2017
Things to do and things to see in Boston
Boston is a great place to live if you want to enjoy a large variety of activities.
With its rich history, you can enjoy the Boston Guildhall, Maud Foster Windmill, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre, St Botolph’s Church, the Bubblecar Museum and Fydell House.
For those who want to get closer to the water, the river's cruises are popular and nature lovers can take a trip to Frampton Marsh Nature Reserve.
There is a wide range of sporting opportunities with clubs for football, rugby, cricket, swimming, sailing and more – and golf courses at Boston West and Kirton Holme as well as the town's own Boston Golf Club.
Transport links in Boston
Boston station is used by 200,000 passengers each year. It offers services to Nottingham (via Sleaford) to the west, the seaside resort of Skegness to the north-west and to London, the north of England and Scotland via Grantham on the East Coast main line.
Just to the south of the station is Boston Docks.
The A17 and A52 both link into Boston with access to surrounding towns, cities and coastal routes.
Education in Boston
Boston offers a good variety of education with both public and independent for primary and secondary schools. St George's Preparatory School was established in 2011 and is housed in a stunning Grade II listed building.
Boston Grammar School is an all-male selective school and Boston High School on Spilsby Road is an all-girls selective school. You also have the choice of Haven High Academy and Boston College.
A brief history of Boston
Boston, according to local legend, is named after St Botolph who came to the Boston in the 7th century and built a monastery and church next to an existing settlement. The settlement was renamed Botolph's tun (town).
Boston is said to have grown into a little town in the late 11th century or early 12th century but a century or so later it was one of the most important ports in England.
It has a place in more modern history as one of the places from which the 'pilgrim fathers' sailed to America. The city of Boston, Massachusetts, is named after the English town.
Current new homes in Boston
(Source for the banner image Richard Croft.)