Skip to main content

Life in North East Lincolnshire


Find your space in North East Lincolnshire

We’re different in North East Lincolnshire. We have a strong sense of community and a drive to make life better.

Your earnings go further here with some of the best value house prices in the country, short commutes and great schools. Founded by Vikings, our area has a rich seafaring heritage and is now a global leader in food production, renewable energy and offshore wind.

With beautiful landscapes, stunning beaches and a spectacular natural coastline, you’ll find your space in North East Lincolnshire.



Hear it from someone who moved here…

Housing

House prices are four times less here than in London, so your earnings go much further.


House prices


Average house price in North East Lincolnshire: £151k*

Average house price in wider England: £286k*

* Source: ONS, 2022


Rental costs


Average rental cost in North East Lincolnshire: £565*

Average rental cost in wider England: £925*

*Source: Varbes, 2024 (based on a three-bedroom property)

Transport links

North East Lincolnshire is easily accessible by trains, cars, and even flights.

  • Train iconTrain services from Transpennine Express, Northern and East Midlands Railway make major cities like London, Manchester and Liverpool just a short journey away,
  • Car iconThe Humber Bridge and M62 motorway provide access from North and West Yorkshire. Major routes include the M1 through to the M18 and M180 and the A1 and the A46 (from Lincoln, Newark and London). 
  • Plane iconHumberside International Airport is around 15 miles away offering flights to the UK and European centres including Amsterdam (Schipol) Airport.
  • More than 40% of residents travel less than 5km to work, compared to 23% in wider England (ONS, 2021).
  • Over 90% of residents travel time 15 minutes or less to school (by car, public transport or walking) (DfT, 2019).

Heritage and Culture

We’re investing in our creative economy and building a new vision for culture and heritage.

With a growing cultural scene, inspiring film locations and an abundance of affordable workspaces, we’re channelling our creative energy in North East Lincolnshire.

We’re also building on our past with large-scale investment that’s bringing historic buildings and places back to life as part of the ongoing transformation of Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

Learn how we’re supporting creativity at Create North East Lincolnshire

Community Showcase

With a thriving voluntary sector and loads of grassroots community groups, North East Lincolnshire is a place where you can give something back.

Find out about more local community groups and activities on Community Spotlight, or visit Sector Support for information about working in the voluntary and community sector.

Careers

Employer Showcase

Students at a graduation ceremony in North East Lincolnshire

Education and training

We have 65 schools in North East Lincolnshire, from nursery up to secondary, including SEND specialist provisions – 87 per cent of schools were graded as either good or outstanding by Ofsted in 2023.

North East Lincolnshire also has seven Further Education colleges and sixth forms, and a local university centre, with the University of Hull and Lincoln University nearby.

With the growing renewable energy sector creating thousands of skilled jobs in the region, we also have specialist facilities training the engineers of the future at CATCH and HETA.

It’s an exciting time to be part of North East Lincolnshire

You’ll see lots of building work happening in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. This is part of a radical transformation that includes a new cinema, market hall, restaurants and sustainable housing in Grimsby as well as new beachfront gardens and a new-look Market Place in Cleethorpes.

What makes us unique?

  • We’re home to the world’s largest offshore wind farm, find out more about the Power of Grimsby on CBS News.
  • It might not be his best-known track, but in 1974 Elton John recorded a song about Grimsby, written by his long-time collaborator Bernie Taupin, who’s from nearby Market Rasen.
  • That’s not the area’s only musical claim to fame. Rod Temperton, the producer of Thriller, the biggest-selling album of all time, and countless other hits is from Cleethorpes.
  • Grimsby’s world-famous docks are celebrated in miniature at Legoland Windsor and the actual docks are a filming location for movies, TV shows and commercials.
  • Legend has it that the town was founded by a Viking called Grim who rescued the Danish Prince Havelock from drowning in the sea.
  • Bit random, but Cleethorpes is home to what’s claimed to be the smallest pub on the planet and the world’s biggest collection of bagpipes.
  • Grimsby Community Recycling Centre is the best tip in the country and we don’t think you’ll find better-looking bin lorries anywhere.
  • Grimsby Town FC is the only team to play all their matches away – the home ground, Blundell Park, is actually in Cleethorpes.
  • And don’t forget about our amazing fish and chips.
Visit Discover North East Lincolnshire | The Official website for Cleethorpes, Grimsby and surrounding areas.