Lincoln is a city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. According to the 2012 census, the non-metropolitan district of Lincoln has a population of 94,600 and it occupies a rare geographic position, 98 miles from Birmingham, 141 miles from London, and 74 miles from Leeds. Its topography has made residents categorise the city into uphill and downhill.

Lincoln is a tourist centre and an ideal destination for a city break. It offers residents a balance of historic charm and rural calmness. An experience rich in history combined with an abundance of modern shops, cafés, independent stores, accessible waterways and green space, great arts and culture. Including places to wine and dine and tour of some famous buildings like The cathedral, The castle, and the Medieval Bishop’s Palace. The Collection, of which the Usher Gallery is now a part, is an important attraction. Other attractions include the Museum of Lincolnshire Life and the Sir Joseph Banks Conservatory at the Lawn, adjacent to Lincoln Castle while noisier entertainment can be found at Waddington airfield, Scampton airfield (base of the RAF’s Red Arrows jet aerobatic team), the County Showground or the Cadwell Park motor racing circuit near Louth.

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Properties in Lincoln are in high demand and living costs are very affordable. Current house prices in Lincoln are below £200,000, considerably below the average income for a country like England. However, continued investment in Lincoln’s infrastructure is expected to increase the prices.

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Living in Lincoln

Lincoln’s largely pedestrianised and small city center appeals to buyers of homes who want to stay away from overwhelming cities. Uphill Lincoln provides residents with independent retailers and tea shops while the downhill region favors people who love the high street lifestyle. The city is ideal for families as it has highly reputable state grammar schools with two public universities, Bishop Grosseteste University and University of Lincoln. One major advantage of living in Lincoln is accessibility to the rest of the United Kingdom (UK) connecting to London’s major airports. There is lots of fun in the city especially during the festive periods. More than 200,000 people flock into the Lincoln’s market to buy Christmas presents and treats.

Today, Lincoln’s economy thrives in the areas of public administration, commerce, education, health and tourism which accounts for 34 percent of the workforce while distribution, restaurants and hotels account for 25 per cent of the workforce. Like many other cities in Britain, Lincoln has developed a growing IT economy, with many e-commerce mail order companies setting up in or around the city. A plethora of other, more conventional small industrial businesses are located in and around Lincoln. One of the reasons for building the University of Lincoln was to increase inward investment and act as a springboard for small companies and the University’s presence has drawn many more licensed premises to the town center.