It manages to strike the perfect balance between making the most of its rich and vivid heritage, and presenting itself as a contemporary city in which to live and work.
This little city is packed full of charm. The Uphill area of Lincoln contains the best of the city’s historical legacy, as well as a plethora of lovely eating and drinking establishments. It’s also home to numerous independent shops and cobbled streets – a real blast of the past. The Downhill area on the other hand, is the best place to head to if you’re looking for a well-stocked high street with all the usual high street chains and stores.
For something a little different, the recently regenerated Brayford Waterfront Quarter, as its name might suggest, offers a marina-style setting and plenty of bars and restaurants.
In terms of attractions, Lincoln has a lot to offer. Try Lincoln Cathedral for a dose of religious majesty, Alternatively, head to Bishop’s Palace, or the Lincoln Castle. For a spot of culture, try the Theatre Royal for mainstream theatrical entertainment, or the Engine Room for more contemporary material.
With the Wolds to the North, miles of beautiful beaches to the east, and fenlands to the south, this little city sits in the middle of some seriously outstanding natural beauty. Add to this the legendary Lincolnshire sausage and its actually hard to find a reason not to live in Lincoln.
If you’re buying to invest however, where should you start your search?
With all the recent investment in making Lincoln into a modern city, the city centre has become a desirable place to live. If you’re looking for an apartment rather than a house to let out, and are looking to target young professionals, then make the city centre your first port of call.
This is a particularly attractive and desirable area of Lincoln. Popular with families thanks to its good schools and the grammar system, Uphill is in walking distance of the town centre and has a healthy renting population of middle class families looking to settle in the area but not yet ready to purchase their forever home.
The West End
This is the place to invest if you’re looking to target the ever-growing student population of Lincoln. The west End is packed with terraced housing and thanks to its popularity amongst the youngsters, does command higher rents compared to other popular student areas of the city.
Lincoln has a lot going for it. Plenty of history, a small but growing tourist population, and a council willing it into the modern age, Lincoln really does have something for everyone. With relatively low house prices and plenty of available stock, this jewel of a city could well be a great place in which to invest.
As ever, make sure you do your own thorough research before you splash your cash – happy hunting!