Are you thinking of investing in property in Grimsby, perhaps deciding to live and start a family there, or continuing your further education? If so, you might want to discover some of its attractions.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £1,125m
- Average house price in Grimsby: £111,013
- Cheapest property: £35,000 (terraced, freehold).
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- Although house prices in Grimsby have increased little in the past 12 months, they are up by about 3% on prices in 2014
- In 2015, the town had a population of an estimated 88,227 – a relatively high proportion (21%) are in the age group 15 to 29 years
- Grimsby has one of the least ethnically diverse populations in the country, with 94% of residents describing themselves as “white British”.
- Once the largest and biggest fishing port in the world, the Cod Wars with Iceland all but finished the industry
- Not only does it remain the main focus of the UK’s fish processing industry, diversification into other food-related industries means that the town is the biggest food research, manufacturing, distribution and storage, and distribution centre in Europe.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Grimsby is situated on the Lincolnshire coast, at the mouth of the River Humber
- The town is connected to the national motorway network via the easily-accessible M180
- Train services also link the national network via Doncaster and Sheffield, which also provide a direct route to Manchester airport via the TransPennine Express.
- There are more than 40 primary schools in Grimsby
- Secondary schools include three prestigious Academies
- Grimsby Institute and University Centre provides higher and further education – and its business studies courses attract a surprising number of students from China.
- The local environment is dominated by the historical importance of the docks, the River Humber and the coast
- The appearance of the town centre has benefitted from a complete facelift during the past 10 years or so
- The Grimsby Auditorium is the venue for music and the Caxton Theatre stages plays of national and local significance.
Finally, did you know …
- British aviator Gustav Hamel made the first flight across the mouth of the River Humber in 1912, landing at Love Lane Corner, Grimsby – he is believed to have crashed in the English Channel just two years later
- One of the unkindest descriptions of people from Grimsby is “codheads” – especially used with reference to supporters of the town’s football team
- There is one line in Elton John’s song “Grimsby” which gives the lie to the town’s “grim” reputation – it reads: “Oh England you’re fair, but there's none to compare with my Grimsby”.