New homes in Lincoln
Steeped in history and oozing character, Lincoln is the perfect place to live for those seeking a city home coupled with countryside beauty. Located in the heart of England, it’s a unique multi-cultural city and one of the fastest growing in the UK.
Lincoln is famously divided into two halves, yet surprisingly easy to navigate and linked by the aptly named Steep Hill. Uphill, also known as Cathedral Quarter, marks the more historic area of the city with beautiful cobbled streets, the castle and cosy tea rooms whilst Downhill is the more modern city centre housing the main high street.
Further south is the Brayford Waterfront which stands proud on the banks of the River Witham. This is the place to watch the world go by in one of the many bars or restaurants after a busy day exploring; you can even take a tour of the city by boat to round off your day.
Lincoln really is a city full of charm coupled with history and entertainment in abundance; an intriguing destination that’s fast becoming a dynamic and exciting place to live and work.
New houses are being built not just in the city but in nearby villages such as Nettleham, offering a wide choice of new home sizes, styles and prices on a range of housing developments.
House prices in Lincoln
The average house value in the city of Lincoln is around £205,000 but you will pay about £265,000 for an average semi-detached property – but only around £147,000 for a terraced home.
House prices from Zoopla, December 2018
Shopping and leisure in Lincoln
A destination rich in heritage, arts and culture, Lincoln offers the best in shopping and socialising with an abundance of independent boutique shops and a wealth of places to eat and drink. All whilst retaining the quaintness and charm of a growing city effortlessly combining a historic past with a contemporary twist.
All the major supermarket chains have a store in Lincoln and most other major national retailers are present either in the city’s streets or at the St Mark's Square shopping centre. More are coming in the giant Lindongate development planned for the city centre which will include shops, a hotel, flats and new transport facilities.
For those with an interest in culture, the city is home to the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, the Project Plus Space and the Engine Shed – the region’s largest music venue. It also has regular farmers’, artists’ and antiques markets and the renowned annual Christmas market, which is one of the largest in Europe.
And it doesn’t disappoint for good old family entertainment either. Take a trip to the museums, theatres, cinemas, parks, open spaces and waterways or visit the historic houses and gardens on offer.
And then there’s the beautiful countryside that surrounds the city and is just waiting to be explored. Not only will you find a selection of quaint market towns and beautiful scenery, but also an abundance of walks and cycle routes. The delights of the Lincolnshire Wolds and the resorts of the Lincolnshire coastline are also just a stone’s throw away.
Lincoln does healthcare, education and transport well too. With a good network of private and NHS hospitals and an excellent choice of GP surgeries and dental practices, your medical needs are met.
Situated close to the A46 and A15, Lincoln is well connected to the nearby cities of Leicester, Peterborough, Nottingham and Sheffield. And with east coast rail services running from Lincoln Central station to Peterborough, Newark, Grimsby, Nottingham and London (amongst others), you have easy access to an abundance of other great places.
There are several bus companies providing regular services to neighbouring towns and villages.
Education in Lincoln
With two higher universities, an established college and a selection of primary and secondary schools in and around the city, the opportunities are there for families with children of all ages.
A brief history of Lincoln
The earliest origins of Lincoln can be found in a first century BC Iron Age settlement of round wooden dwellings discovered by archaeologists in 1972. It was built by a pool (the modern Brayford Pool) in the River Witham at the foot of a large hill on which the Romans built a fort and the Normans later built Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle.
The city gets its modern name from the original Celtic name Lindon. This was subsequently Latinised to Lindum by the Romans and given the title Colonia when it was converted into a settlement for army veterans.
In the mediaeval period the Bishops of Lincoln were among the most important in England. The Diocese of Lincoln, the largest in England, reputedly had more monasteries than the rest of England put together.
When Magna Carta was drawn up in 1215, one of the witnesses was Hugh of Wells, Bishop of Lincoln. One of only four surviving originals of the document is preserved in Lincoln Castle.
During the 13th century, Lincoln was the third largest city in England. However, the dissolution of the monasteries a couple of centuries later created problems for the city, cutting off its main source of income and no fewer than seven monasteries were closed within the city alone.
Lincoln boomed again during the Industrial Revolution, and several world-famous engineering companies were founded in or moved to the city. Lincoln began to excel in heavy engineering, building locomotives, steam shovels and other heavy machinery.
Some of these old manufacturing industries still remain, alongside newer technology and service businesses. Taken together they provide a wide range of employment opportunities for people moving their homes to the city.
New housing developments near Lincoln
Allison Homes is building 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes at Nettleham Chase.
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