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What's it like to live in Lincoln?

Is it a safe area? Is it an area on the up?

Asked on Apr 26 2008, General in Lincoln | Report content

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  • I have lived in Lincoln all my life (57 years) so feel reasonably qualified to answer this question. I would say that it is a safe area for its size and despite the current economic woes it is still 'on the up'. Although it has almost lost engineering as its main employer the city itself supports many and varied white collar jobs. The university has increased the livelier younger generation and we will soon have a direct train service to London (begins in December). Road links to the A1 have been improved and we now have a dual carriageway which joins that A1 at Newark and takes, on average, 20 minutes. There is very little high-rise housing, many small parks and several larger country parks on the outskirts. The football team languish in the lower league but have a loyal following. If you are friendly and approach people in a friendly way they will soon warm to you but don't forget it always takes two to build friendships with new neighbours. When we come back from holidays the only negative thoughts we have about Lincolnshire are the flatness of the countryside. If you are into hiking this is NOT the county for you unless you don't mind a long car journey into neighbouring Derbyshire. Personally, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else, all things considered.

    Answered on Sep 3 2009, Report content
  • Lincoln is a very pretty city with lots of history to it. Its very affordable and theres quite alot to do, in the summer theres the agricutural show and in winter the christmas market both draw in the crowds as well as a very good farmers market every third Saturday. Property is very affordable and there is a broad range available. The new university has bought alot of investment and the city has more of a buzz to it. Alot of people come to retire here, the countryside is pretty and its fairly easy via the A1 to reach York, The Dales, or across to the Peak District. The countryside is mainly agricultural, flat to the south with rolling hills to the north. Shopping is quite good with a few large department stores and a small indoor shopping centre called Waterside. The main rail connections are Newark-On-Trent to Kings Cross approx 20 minutes drive along the A46 the main route into and out of Lincoln which has been upgraded so a smooth drive. Trains to London Kings Cross take 1hr 25 mins with the Intercity main north-south line. Crime is low and trafiic congestion moderate although main routes into and out of Lincoln become busy at peak. Living costs very affordable and lots of bargains if you know where to go. Generally a pleasant, historic and pretty city with a lovely cathedral some good pubs, a Roman castle, so not bad but some may think its a little off the beaten track

    Answered on Jan 22 2012, Report content
  • Hi, We would suggest that you get in touch with local estate agents in order to get some background about the area. You can search for agents using the ‘find agents’ tab on the top of the Zoopla Page. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Oct 4 2013, Report content

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