It is not just a well-known English holiday resort, but also a place in which to live, start a family or even embark on some further education. Here are just some of the reason why Skegness might be the right move for you.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £595,000
- Average house price in Skegness: £145,340
- Cheapest property: £56,000 (leasehold flat).
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- In the past year, house prices in Skegness have increased by an average 5%, with most sales being of detached houses – followed by semi-detached and terraced properties
- Estate agents Savills estimate that Skegness and the surrounding area have one of the highest proportions of bungalows on the market – accounting for 38% of all sales
- The over 60s account for approximately 29% of the resident population – compared to a national average of some 21%
- Skegness is a typical example of an English seaside resort that has probably enjoyed more prosperous times
- But it is still one of just three remaining Butlin’s resorts, and has seen substantial redevelopment and investment
- There are frequent reports in the local media about ways in which any further decline in Skegness as a tourist destination might be reversed
- Nevertheless, some employment sectors (chiefly manufacturing, wholesale and retail trades, hospitality and administrative support) show vacancies well above the national average.
Location and Transport 🚌
- For a town located on the generally less accessible east coast of England, Skegness is in fact well served by road, bus, and rail services
- It is the terminus for the Skegness to Grantham railway line
- The A52 trunk road connects the town to Boston to the south and the A16 lies just to the north.
- Skegness has five primary schools (4 publicly run and one independent)
- There are two secondary schools – one of which is a Grammar school and the other an Academy
- The tertiary sector is served by Lincolnshire Regional College and Skegness College of Vocational Training.
- The fine beaches of Skegness stretch as far as the other coastal towns on this part of the Lincolnshire coast
- Skegness Water Leisure Park lies a short distance to the north of the town
- The town’s Central Beach has won the highly-prized Quality Coast Award.
Finally, did you know …
- Skegness Pleasure Beach has a suspended roller coaster called the Queen Bee, where part of the ride passes through a honeycomb – in addition, there are two other “coasters” suitable for children and one for adults
- The annual Great British Rock and Blues Festival was held in Skegness during January 2017
- Butlin’s holiday camp at Skegness was opened in 1936 – the first woman to fly solo from the UK to Australia, Amy Johnson, did the honours.