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Grimsby Property Hotspot

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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). 

Property Investment 🏠 🏠 

  • 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”. 

Economy ££

  • 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.

Education 🎓 

  • 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.

Environment 🌷

  • 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. 

Trivia 🎬

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