Living in Lincolnshire – a great combination of urban and rural life

Want the best of both worlds? Come and work for the NHS in Lincolnshire.

Lincoln has been crowned the best UK city to raise a family, thanks to its outstanding schools, clean air quality, safety and average property price.
House Beautiful, September 2020

From stunning countryside to vibrant market towns and from a coastline that mixes wildlife havens and kiss-me-quick seaside resorts to a vibrant city at the county’s heart – Lincolnshire has so much to offer.

Famed for its cathedral, castle and history, Lincoln has transformed itself in the past 20 years and is now a lively university city with 12,000-plus students and major industries supporting the city’s and county’s thriving retail, entertainment  and nightlife scenes.

With strong links to the NHS through its training and research opportunities and nursing and midwifery courses, the University of Lincoln’s new medical school for Lincolnshire (set up in conjunction with the University of Nottingham School of Medicine) will soon be sending student doctors to our hospitals for placements and to start their careers.

Towns and villages sit in stunning countryside, including Boston under expansive skies in the heart of the fens, Grantham in the rolling countryside of south Lincolnshire and Louth, on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds – officially recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Whether it’s town or country, great value housing is a big draw to the area with the average price of a home in Lincolnshire £48,000 below the national average (Land Registry UK house price index May 2017 to May 2018).

Grantham is just one hour 20 minutes from London by train and the A1 provides excellent north-south connections.

Lincolnshire has great schools and is one of the few counties in the UK to retain the grammar school system.

The National Student Survey 2017, placed the University of Lincoln among the top 20 in the UK for academic support, learning resources and the learning community.

The city is also home to Bishop Grosseteste University, which specialises in education and teacher training but also offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research subjects for more than 2,000 students.

Whether you already live here and love it or are considering a move to join us, we are sure our great county will be just right for you.

Be Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire is one of the UK’s most welcoming counties, offering a range of rewarding health and social care careers in a county that’s friendly, fascinating, affordable and brimming with everything you need to live a happy life. Find out more on the Be Lincolnshire website.

Deborah is a consultant nurse in Lincolnshire for 25 years. Find out why she chose to live and work in Lincoln: