A new home in Boston, Lincolnshire
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. They can also enjoy big-city shopping and social life because both Peterborough and Lincoln (themselves both places where there is a lot of new house building) are less than an hour away.
New housing being built in and around Boston includes a wide range of homes to suit a variety of budgets and lifestyles.
House prices in Boston
The average house value in Boston is a remarkably low £180,000. Terraced properties sell for an average of £119,000 and semi-detached properties for less than £138,000.
House prices from Zoopla, November 2018
Shopping and leisure in Boston
A traditional market is held in Boston every Wednesday and Saturday in one of England's largest market places, with an additional market and outside auction held on Wednesdays on Bargate Green.
The historic market place – a large part of which is traffic-free – is surrounded by a variety of nationally known high street names and locally-owned shops, including many independent specialist stores, cafes and boutiques. The town also hosts the Pescod Square Shopping Centre and Boston Shopping Park.
If you are eating out, Boston has many restaurants, cafes, pubs, bars and take-aways to suit all tastes, including specialists in Italian, Mexican, Thai, Polish, Chinese, Indian and American cuisine. Fine dining is also available in many of the historic villages that surround the town.
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.
The Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex has a large leisure pool, training pool, gyms, studios, sauna, steam room, spa pool and relaxation areas.
Boston has a theatre and arts centre called Blackfriars which was formerly the refectory of the Benedictine friary, built in the 13th century.
With the town’s rich history, you can also 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.
The parish church of Saint Botolph is known locally as Boston Stump and is renowned for its size and its dominant appearance in the surrounding countryside.
Finding Boston should be no problem if you have a compass – it is due north of Greenwich on the Prime Meridian!
The town’s 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.
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 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 which provides mostly A level courses.
A brief history of Boston
Boston is named after St Botolph who, according to local legend, came to the area in the 7th century and built a monastery and church next to an existing settlement. The settlement was renamed Botolph's tun (town).
Boston grew into a little town in the late 11th century or early 12th century but 100 years 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' set sail to find a new home in America. The city of Boston, Massachusetts, is named after the English town.
Current new homes in Boston