Living in... Lincoln

A city with a village feel.

A city with a village feel, with over 2000 years’ worth of history, Lincoln is a historic city with a vibrant and contemporary edge. With great shopping, a variety of restaurants and bars and plenty of historical sites- it really is a fantastic place to live.

The city is split up into sections. The Northern part of the city, more commonly known as ‘Uphill’, hosts Lincoln’s historical quarter. This includes well known sites such as Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle and the Bishops Palace. This area is also home to traditional pubs and restaurants, perfect for having a relaxed drink and taking in the beautiful scenery. As imagined, this part of the city attracts many visitors each year.

Heading towards the city centre you will find ‘steep hill’, this street was voted Britain’s Great Street back in 2012 and offers a wide variety of independent and speciality shops. Housed in some of the oldest buildings, you can find lovely cafes, vintage clothing stores, bookshops and many more. Although it is a little steep, it is definitely well worth the walk!

The main city centre is in the Downhill part of the city, here you’ll find popular shopping locations such as the Waterside Centre and St Marks Shopping Centre. Being the hub of the city, there are also plenty of bars, restaurants and clubs which are very popular amongst the student population. The city is also surrounded by beautiful countryside, there are some great walks and cycle routes to explore and also the Brayford Waterfront- England’s oldest inland harbour.

Lincoln offers a wide range opportunities and has recently been noted as one of the fastest growing cities within the UK. According to current Zoopla estimates, the average price for property in Lincoln stood at £206,429 in February 2019. This is a fall of 1.06% in the last three months (since November 2018) and rise of 1.71% since 12 months ago. In terms of property types, flats in Lincoln sold for an average of £139,382 and terraced houses for £146,263.

Think Lincoln could be a destination for you? Get in touch with our Belvoir Lincoln office for more information.
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