Living in Grantham
Grantham in Lincolnshire is the ideal place to buy a new home for those looking to enjoy market town life with great local links to larger towns and cities.
It was the birthplace of former UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher and educated Isaac Newton at its King's School.
The Grantham Parade and the Grantham Festival take place every year and there was also an annual pig drive through the centre of the town until 1962, when it was deemed too dangerous!
Grantham merges together the old and the new and is a great place to set up a new home if you want to bring up a family in a traditional Lincolnshire town.
House prices in Grantham*
The average price for property in Grantham is around £204,000. This has increased by around 4 per cent in the past year. Semi-detached homes sell for around £156,000 and terraced properties for about £120,000.
Housing statistics Zoopla in July 2017.
Things to do and things to see in Grantham
Grantham is a great place to live and buy a new home as it offers so much for couples, singles and families to enjoy.
Wyndham Park is a fantastic country park and lends itself to a host of leisure and social opportunities with facilities such as two children’s play areas, open air paddling pool, football pitch, skateboard park and cafe.
Dysart Park is another popular destination in Grantham and has a paddling pool and safe play area for children under six, a green for football, a fun farm and a bandstand.
The River Witham runs through Grantham and you can enjoy a lovely riverside walk linking Dysart Park and Wyndham Park.
As with most big towns, Grantham has the usual leisure centre facilities, shopping centres and chain restaurants. However Grantham has kept its traditional charm and has a great range of independent shops, cafes and bakeries!
The public library is located in the Sir Isaac Newton Centre, which includes Grantham Museum and the Guildhall Theatre.
Transport links in Grantham
Grantham is on the London to Edinburgh East Coast main line railway and is bounded to the west by the A1 main north-south road.
Education in Granrham
Grantham offers a great choice for schools with a good selection of primary, secondary, grammar and girls and boys-only schools.
Grantham College is a popular sixth form and further education college for the local district.
Two notable schools in the district are Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School and The King's Grammar School. Both have large sixth forms and eminent past students. Britain's first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, attended Kesteven and Grantham, and Isaac Newton (born in 1642 in nearby Woolsthorpe) famously attended The King's.
A brief history of Grantham
Grantham began as a Saxon village and by the time of the Domesday Book in 1086 it had a population of around 1,000 people.
Grantham is close to an ancient Roman road and was the scene of Oliver Cromwell's first advantage over Royalists during the English Civil War at Gonerby Moor.
Later in its history it was known for industries such as wool and leather.
Current new homes in Grantham