I’m new to this forum, so hello!!
We are considering buying a house on a street right next to hall ith wood estate, kind of between there and Bradshaw but actually right next to the estate itself, although doesn't feel like it. We are moving from Bury so don't know the area very well. A good friend of ours, who know Bolton, has warned us off saying it's quite a bad place to live and is worried about us. She had experience of the area in the late 90s but hasn't been back since.
The street we're interested in is really nice, we've knocked on a few doors and the neighbours seem great. They all give glowing reports of the street and have lived there many years. I've checked the crime reports for the street and there were no reports in 2017.
Is my friend's info outdated now? I don't know anyone else to ask in the Bolton area, hence why I've joined this forum!
We have a young child with one on the way so we want to be cautious but we love the house and don't want to back out of a sale based upon one person's (possibly no longer valid) opinion.
It isn't a 'forever' house, possibly 5-8 years so we aren't concerned about our children being teenagers in the area.
Interested in all opinions, please be really honest!
Thank you in advance!
Last edited by Megjames on Fri Jan 19 2018, 12:25; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : original post didn't have full message!)