Boston Spa named as one of the best places to live

News at Furnell Residential | 19/03/2024

Boston Spa has been named one of the best places to live in the North and North East.

The charming village near Wetherby toppled serial winner Harrogate in the prestigious Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Live’ guide for 2024. The full list includes 72 locations across the UK.

Describing Boston Spa, the judges said: This handsome village on the banks of the River Wharfe may never have made it as a spa resort, but it has more than made up for it now.

“People now clamour to live in one of the beautiful, honey-coloured homes clustered around a thriving high street, which has buzzy restaurants and bars, upmarket shops and even a gin distillery.

“With sports clubs and a scarecrow trail, there’s community spirit aplenty as well as a secondary school that was rated outstanding in all areas when it was inspected last year.”

Ben Furnell of Furnell Residential said: “It is no surprise that Boston Spa has been given this fantastic accolade. From a property point of view there is a wide range of homes to choose from including grand Victorian villas, period cottages and new-builds. We know from our own experience of selling numerous properties in the village that when they come to market they tend to get snapped-up quickly.”

Meanwhile, Leeds was awarded the title of the ‘Best Place to Live in the North of England’ and was described by the judges as; “having established itself as the true northern powerhouse and is the perfect place to enjoy a good life on a good salary.”

Ben said: “Leeds is a wonderful city and is in easy reach of places like Boston Spa which means you have the benefit of a semi-rural lifestyle with easy access to Leeds for business or pleasure.”

Furnell Residential is a family owned estate agency based in Bardsey, covering North Leeds, Wetherby, York, Tadcaster, Harrogate and surrounding areas.                                           

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