Thinking of moving to Lincoln? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Lincoln, based in the East Midlands, has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £1.8m
- Average house price in Lincoln: £161,519
- Cheapest property: £35,000 – 2 bedroom flat
Property Investment 🏠 🏠
- Overall sold prices in Lincoln over the last year were 4% up on the previous year
- The East Midlands area is forecast to see an 18.2% increase in property values by 2020
- If you are looking to own a student let, there's an abundance of purpose-built student flats.
- The main employment sectors in Lincoln are public administration, education and health, which accounts for a third of the workforce. Distribution, restaurants and hotels account for a quarter of the workforce
- The city is a tourist centre, attracting visitors with its historic buildings including the Medieval Bishop's Palace, the Castle and the cathedral
- The latest figures available (2012) show that during the year, tourists spent £1,115 billion.
Location and Transport 🚌
- A new £30m Lincoln transport hub plan is being built, including a bus station and 1,000-space multi-storey car park designed to revitalise the city centre
- Trains run to various destinations including Newark-on-Trent, Grimsby and Peterborough and London
- Lincoln has its own marina
- The £19-million A46 (north/west) bypass was opened in December 1985.
- The Lincolnshire Local Education Authority was ranked 32nd in the country based on the percentage of pupils attaining at least 5 A*–C grades at GCSE including maths and English (62.2% compared with the national average of 58.2%)
- There are two universities, Bishop Grosseteste University and the University of Lincoln.
- With the rolling Wolds in the north, the flat agricultural Fenlands of the south, and its 30-mile stretch of golden sands on the east coast, Lincolnshire county has a natural beauty
- The city is situated between the West Common and the South Common, providing vast areas of green open space within walking distance of either end of the city centre
- There are also plenty of shopping centres if you like to get your exercise while shopping!
Finally, did you know …
- Lincoln was hit by a major typhoid epidemic between November 1904 and August 1905 caused by polluted drinking water from Hartsholme Lake and the River Witham. 131 people died
- The Fosse Dyke canal was built by the Romans to improve trading links from Lincoln. It is believed to be the oldest working canal in the country
- Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire share the shortest county border in the whole of the UK, it’s only 19m long – that is shorter than the length of a swimming pool!