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Yorkshire & the Humber is a popular destination for homebuyers due to the exciting cities and towns it’s home to nestled amongst spots of outstanding natural beauty. 

Lincolnshire is a major region split between both Yorkshire & the Humber and the East Midlands, often recognised for its beautiful green spaces, excellent beaches, the buzzing atmosphere of Lincoln and the vibrant market towns located across the region. 

Houses for sale in Lincolnshire are increasingly desirable, highlighted by the property performance over the last 10 years. The average house price in Lincolnshire is currently £238,231 and has risen by 76% since 2013.

Below we explore some of the key benefits of buying a house in Lincolnshire, why you might consider shared ownership in Lincolnshire and the key developments we have in the area: 

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Is Lincolnshire a Good Place to Buy a House?

If you’re considering shared ownership houses for sale in Lincolnshire, you may want to know if Lincolnshire is a good place to live. 

Lincolnshire is the second largest county in the country and has a huge range of villages, market towns and cities that all have different identities - meaning there’s something for everyone.

Depending on what you’re looking for - whether that’s a bustling coastal town or a cosy market town - you’ll find plenty of great places to live in Lincolnshire.

If we consider the key things that home buyers generally look for, Lincolnshire ranks well in many major categories: 

Crime Rates

Lincolnshire is ranked as the 14th safest county in the country according to Statista and as such is popular with families or young couples that are considering moving. 

Some of the safest places in Lincolnshire include Holbeach, Stamford and North Hykeham, which are 21%, 22% and 39% safer than the wider county average. 

Education & Schools

Lincolnshire has 382 schools serving over 110,983 pupils - this is split between 355 state-funded schools and 17 independent schools.

Out of those 382 schools, 61% are rated either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, with the majority of these top-ranking schools being primary and 33 being secondary.

For students looking for higher education, there are 6 universities in Lincolnshire. The two largest are both located in Lincoln - the University of Lincoln (14,000 students) and Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln (2,000). 

Transport Links

Despite being more rural, Lincolnshire still has good connections around the country. Newark and Lincoln both offer rail connections to London, the Midlands and the North for those who are taking longer journeys.

The North and West of Lincolnshire are easily reached via the M180 which connects to the A1 and A15.

Most people travel by car around Lincolnshire due to its size and the stretches of rural space. Public transport is largely used for shorter trips between the villages and smaller towns around the county.

Employment

Lincolnshire has an employment rate of 74%, which is around the national average. The jobs market is largely split between a range of sectors including professional occupations, skilled trades, healthcare and manufacturing.

Engineering roles are available at major employers such as Siemens and Dynex, while healthcare occupations are offered at Lincoln Medical School - which is partnered with Nottingham Universities.

Since the majority of job opportunities are available in larger towns and cities such as Lincoln, many professionals take advantage of the beautiful towns and villages in the county and commute.

What are House Prices Like in Lincolnshire?

Lincolnshire has seen property prices rise over the last 10 years as more and more people have moved to the area. 

Since 2013, the average house price has increased by around £102,000, with the average property price in Lincolnshire now sitting at £238,231.

This represents exceptional growth but still highlights a relative level of affordability that makes Lincolnshire so popular with homebuyers. 

Top Destinations in Lincolnshire

If you’re thinking about buying in Lincolnshire, where are the best places to consider? The county has a lot to offer including market towns, villages, larger towns and cities - meaning there’s something for everyone.

Below we run through some of the top areas that homebuyers should be considering going forward: 

A market town near Spalding and not far from Peterborough, Holbeach has a deep history stretching back to the Roman times.

With a population of just over 10,000, Holbeach can offer a more relaxed pace of life for families or young couples that want to live amongst Lincolnshire’s beautiful surroundings. 

Featuring the amenities you might expect from a smaller market town - independent pubs and retailers, a cosy high street, schools and tourist attractions - Holbeach is also the focus of an ongoing regeneration plan that is set to span 20 years.

If you’re interested in living near Holbeach, you can take a look at our shared ownership development: Fleet Road, Holbeach. 

A beautiful village on the outskirts of Grimsby, Laceby is ideal if you’re looking for a more rural way of life. Noted for its historic parish church, which dates back to the 12th century, Laceby has plenty to offer home buyers looking for the peace and quiet a village can offer.

Laceby hosts the standard amenities you might expect - multi-use games areas for the family, local pubs and businesses, a primary school, beautiful green spaces and a real community environment.

Not far from the village, you’ll also find Laceby Manor Spa & Golf Resort - a luxury wellness resort with its own gym, Scandinavian-inspired spa and 18-hole parkland golf course.

You can learn more about our shared ownership development in Laceby here: Bishops Grange, Laceby.

Kirton Lindsey is a smaller village near Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire. Offering a peaceful setting, it has an abundance of green areas surrounding a welcoming and accessible community.

Amenities include a grocery store, pub, church and post office as well as plenty to see and do including fishing spots alongside walking and cycling trails.

With Scunthorpe, Gainsborough and Lincoln all nearby, Kirton Lindsey has great public transport connections with these spots and all of the amenities that they can offer.

If you’re looking for a quiet place to live that also has access to great leisure and educational facilities, Kirton is an ideal village. 

Lincoln represents the major city in the county and remains one of the world’s most historic cities. Renowned for fusing both the traditional and the modern, Lincoln has an affordable housing market, great schools and a range of amenities that only a city can offer.

As you’d expect, it has a great food and drink scene supported by both independent and high-street restaurants, cafes and bars.

Likewise, Lincoln has a great shopping experience. Around every corner, you’ll find an eclectic mix of independent retailers and household names, particularly in the newly-developed Cornhill Quarter which has become a real retail hotspot.

Lincoln is the most well-connected destination in Lincolnshire and has direct connections to other major cities around the UK.