Halliwell is a suburban area, two miles to the north west of Bolton. Its name means ‘holy well’ as there was a spring of healthy water in Halliwell once. It offers a wide variety of homes, from detached to townhouses, and the area is quite developed which means it attracts plenty of people looking for a home.

If you are on a house search, going through estate agents websites, look for the Purple Property Shop, one of the best estate agents in the UK, and we’ll help you find a perfect home in Halliwell.

As mentioned, Halliwell is mostly a residential area in Greater Manchester extremely close to Bolton. It has a lot to offer, namely, natural sights and places for families to enjoy their free time along with quiet parks for adults to relax.

Historically, it was a part of Lancashire, and it was an autonomous township. You can still see the marks of what was once there, such as Boundary Street, which marks the historic boundary between Halliwell and Bolton le Moors. There is also the modern wall that marks this former boundary and a landmark building that was recently modernised and used as a toll house. Halliwell is also home to the parish church of St Peter, established in 1840.

Halliwell is a charming suburban area with all the necessary services nearby. There are taverns, shops, pharmacies, and more. In addition, Bolton is just a quick bus ride away, so all the perks of living in a big city are accessible.

Halliwell is also not far from other suburban areas in the borough of Bolton. There are many entertainment places and activity societies available in other regions that residents of Halliwell can enjoy. For example, Great Lever is close to Halliwell.

Halliwell also has a lot to offer when it comes to primary education, with three primary schools: St Joseph’s RC Primary School, St Thomas’ CE, and Brownlow Fold Primary School. There are also several restaurants and pubs where you can enjoy good food and drinks.

Halliwell is a desirable area at present, because of the proximity to Bolton and Manchester, and the quaint charm of British suburban areas. There are plenty of reasons to choose this area to create your home. Call the Purple Property Shop, and we’ll help you find that perfect home you have always been dreaming of.

People who look for properties in Halliwell, also look for properties in Horwich, Egerton and Bromley Cross.


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