Why invest in Bolton?

Bolton is a town in the north-west of England that falls within the Greater Manchester area, located just 10 miles from the Northern Powerhouse city. Once known for its thriving textiles industry, Bolton is once again coming into its own as a hotspot for commuters as well as young professionals and property investors looking for opportunities away from the major cities.

With major regeneration and investment coming to the town, with much of it already underway, prospects there are only expected to improve in the years to come, making it a key location for property investors and homebuyers to consider for their next purchase.

£1bn regeneration masterplan

The £1bn regeneration scheme in Bolton will be phased out across more than 10 years, but the transformation has already begun. The masterplan is expected to create 7,400 new jobs, 1,800 new homes and generate economic activity worth an additional £412m.

The Bolton 2030 Vision aims to create a vibrant town with successful businesses, healthy locals and cohesive communities. Bolton Council is looking to use £100m direct investment to fund important infrastructure projects to help deliver developments across the town centre. All of this is a huge boost to the town’s housing market prospects, attracting more potential residents to the area.

Strong economy with future improvements

With an economic output worth £4.6bn, Bolton is an important part of the Greater Manchester economy, which is the UK’s largest economy outside of London and one of the fastest growing economies in Europe. 

The town’s growing population currently sits around 280,000 and is projected to surpass 300,000 by 2025 as the area grows in popularity and receives more investment towards regeneration and redevelopment. According to council statistics, one million people live within 45 minutes of Bolton, and its wide reach is expected to be further enhanced when transport options are improved across the north of the country.

Key location in the north-west

Bolton’s close proximity to the city of Manchester makes it a great spot for commuters, as well as attracting people who wish to both live and work in the area due to its growing employment options. 

Manchester can be reached in just 18 minutes by train, while by road there is direct access to the M61, M60, M62 and M6. Manchester Airport is also located only 20 miles away, offering year-round flights both nationally and internationally. 

Liverpool and Blackpool are both easily reached from Bolton, giving residents direct access to the UK’s west coast, while the town is also sandwiched in between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Peak District National Park.

Housing market on the up

According to Zoopla, the current average house price in Bolton is £172,518, which is considerably below the UK average. As a result, the area is popular with property investors looking to diversify their portfolios with a regional location, as well as with younger people and first-time buyers. Over the past five years, house prices have risen by an average 18.21%, and with ongoing regeneration in the area, this trend is expected to continue.

Rental yields in Bolton are particularly strong for landlords. According to Property Data, yields can be as high as 5.3% – which is the average yield expected in the BL3 postcode. Like many areas in the UK, rental demand is strong in Bolton so it is an ideal place to be a landlord. 

Available Property Investments

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