If you are thinking of moving to Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire, whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here are some reasons why Scunthorpe may be right for you …
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £340,000
- Average house price in Scunthorpe: £116,655
- Cheapest property: £33,000
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- In the past 12 months, average house prices in Scunthorpe have risen by 4% over the previous year, achieving price levels enjoyed before the financial crisis in 2008
- The majority of asking prices are currently in the range £100,000 to £200,000
- Most of the sales are of semi-detached and detached houses, followed by terraced houses and flats – in that order.
- For centuries, iron and steel production has dominated the economy of Scunthorpe – the iron industry had its beginnings there as early as the 10th century;
- Once employing tens of thousands in the 1950s, the workforce has shrunk steadily and markedly – with a last-minute sale of the remaining steel works saving an estimated 4,400 jobs
- Nevertheless, manufacturing still accounts for nearly 23% of jobs (almost double the national average), followed by jobs in hotels and restaurants and the health and education sectors.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Humberside airport is just a few miles to the east, along the M180 motorway, which also serves east-west road traffic
- Rail links to Manchester and Cleethorpes are served by the South Trans Pennine railway line.
- Further education institutions include John Leggott Sixth-Form College, North Lindsey College and Humber University Technical College
- The town has six secondary schools and 12 primary schools.
- It cannot be denied that the heavy industries of Scunthorpe’s past continue to dominate the urban area
- Nevertheless, there is an attractive Central Park and the areas immediately outside the town remain fertile farmland and wooded areas
- Within just a few miles of Scunthorpe are the popular 7 Lakes Country Park and Normanby Hall Country Park
Finally, did you know …
- Said to be a pub trivia quiz favourite is the fact that Scunthorpe United has had three England captains play for the team – football captains Kevin Keegan, Ray Clemence and cricketer Ian Botham
- Since the town has long been the centre of the iron and steel industry, its football team Scunthorpe United is of course known simply as The Iron
- A macabre golfing story come from the name of the 14th hole of Scunthorpe Golf Club – it’s called the Mallard after a golf ball struck it dead, and the stuffed remains are proudly displayed in the Club House.