Lincoln local area guide

How is the Lincoln market performing?

House prices in Lincoln have increased 10.2% over the past 12 months.

Your Move for sale
Average property price in Lincoln
£226,933
+10.2%
Last 12 months
+22.0%
Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move Lincoln covers.
Your Move to let
Average rental price in Lincoln
£839
pcm
+2.8%
Last 12 months
+0.1%
Last 5 years
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Lincoln in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Lincoln?

The Cathedral City of Lincoln is steeped in rich history and architecture and attracts tourists particularly to the Uphill Bailgate area.  The River Witham runs through the City creating unofficial Uphill & Downhill areas.

Steep Hill is the famous cobbled street that runs through Lincoln that has been named the fourth steepest in the country. Steep Hill connects the historic Cathedral Quarter with the more modern city centre of Lincoln. Those brave enough to walk up the hill are rewarded by independent boutique stores, tea rooms, historic pubs, and spectacular views over the city and countryside.

In the uphill area the beautiful medieval Cathedral towers over the city having once held the record for tallest building in the world for over 200 years. One of four remaining copies of the original Magna Carta is held in Lincoln. Originally held at the Cathedral since the 1200’s it is now on display at Lincoln Castle in a purpose-built exhibition.

The Norman castle is one of the oldest remaining castles in England, originally built in 1068 by William the Conqueror on the site of an old Roman fortress.

The Downhill more modern area of the city is home to the University of Lincoln and the vibrant Brayford Waterfront, offering a great selection of eating, drinking and entertainment venues making it the perfect place to relax at a pavement café overlooking the water after a hard days shopping. You'll find a unique shopping experience in Lincoln's High Street with a great mixture of large high street retailers, local markets and independent shops and boutiques.

Lincoln has a number of large employers including Siemans, the university and the NHS Lincoln City Hospital and there are also various RAF bases in the surrounding villages, one of which is RAF Scampton, currently home to the famous Red Arrows aerobatic display team.

 

Transport/Travel

Lincoln City is well placed for easy access to the major road networks of the A46, A15 ,A1 and A158 which gives a pleasant route to the Lincolnshire coast.

Circular buses, friendly taxi drivers, bus services, and bikes for hire help getting around Lincoln city and countryside as easy as possible. Lincoln Train Station is within easy access of the city centre and offers direct services daily to Gainsborough, Sleaford, Newark, and beyond.

 

Parks and Recreation

Parks, open spaces and waterways are available in Lincoln to enjoy and explore the great outdoors of Lincoln and the surrounding countryside.

Discover the world of wildlife at the Natural World Centre in Whisby Nature Park and walk through the woods and around the lakes.

Only a short distance from Lincoln's High Street you can enjoy the beautiful gardens, lakes and fountains at Lincoln Arboretum.The Grade II historical park is the perfect place for a picnic.

Hartsholme Country Park which covers more than 200 acres is a stunning open space to the south of the city. Visitors can enjoy walks and cycle rides through the lakes and ornamental grounds and lots of wildlife watching.

There’s a fantastic programme of events in Lincoln throughout the year with street markets, exhibitions, music and festivals. Lincoln offers an experience rich in history combined with great arts and culture and a wealth of places to eat & drink, not forgetting the famous internationally renowned Christmas Market.

 

Schools

Lincoln and the surrounding areas have an abundance of nursery’s, primary and secondary state schools along with many independent schools. Higher education establishments include The University of Lincoln, Bishop Grosseteste University and Lincoln College.

 

Restaurants and Shopping

There are restaurants, tearooms, pubs and bars for every occasion. Choose from one of the vibrant & historic public houses or sample the finest Lincoln cuisine dining in one the many city or countryside restaurants. You can take a break in a Lincoln café or coffee house or plan a classy night out in a local wine bar or cocktail bar.

From high street retailers to independents and boutiques, explore the different shopping areas in Lincoln.

Find all of your favourite brands in the heart of Lincoln on the High Street. With over 300 shops and restaurants spread throughout the centre of the city, the High Street forms the central street of Lincoln's retail experience.

 

Housing Market

The housing market in Lincoln is as vibrant as the City itself with a large cross section of properties available from flats and terraces to family homes, waterfront accommodation and period property in the Cathedral Quarter.

Whether you are taking your first steps onto the property ladder or looking to buy your forever home – Lincoln has it all.

Lincoln has also continued to be a sought after area to buy an investment property. There is a large investor market in the City taking advantage of the Buy To Let sector, buy your investment to appeal the student market or private professional.