The origins of Boston Spa can be traced back to 1744 when John Shires established a spa town having discovered sulphur springs in the magnesian limestone.
Fast forward over 275 years and the former spa town is now a vibrant, chic and popular location, and a fully signed up and worthy member of the renowned ‘Golden Triangle’ club.
Located just three miles to the south of Wetherby and close to the A1, Boston Spa provides an eclectic mix of bars, independent retailers and a good choice of general amenities. The proud history of the town is emphasised with a larger than average number of blue plaques.
For families with children the town boasts two primary schools; St Marys Church of England and Primrose Lane, while the Boston Spa Academy is a coeducational secondary school for pupils aged 11-19.
The River Wharfe meanders its way through the town providing lots of opportunities for exhilarating riverside walks which is very much in keeping with the abundance of outdoor recreational space on the door step..
A quick hop over the river and you are in the village of Thorp Arch where, amongst other things, you will find the Leeds United training ground and Academy.
Back in Boston Spa there is no shortage of housing to suit all lifestyles and budgets. Whether your preference is a grand Victorian villa, a smaller period cottage or one of the many new builds in the local area, home buyers really are spoilt for choice.
Ben Furnell, Managing Director of Furnell Residential, said: “With a winning combination of convenience, character and community it is easy to see why Boston Spa is a sought-after location for families, young professions and retirees.
“The accessibility to the major road network is also a major benefit as is the close proximity to Wetherby, Leeds and York.
“I can only see its popularity increasing as people search for that semi-rural life style with modern day convenience.”