Living in Stamford
If you want to buy a new home in a town widely regarded as one of the finest in England, Stamford is the place for you.
Recently voted one of the best places to live in the UK by The Sunday Times, Stamford sits on the River Welland in Lincolnshire. It boasts a number of 17th and 18th century stone buildings, even older timber-framed buildings and five medieval parish churches.
A pretty but thriving small town, Stamford offers new home buyers the perfect mix of a picturesque setting, a blossoming economy with successful retail outlets and easy access to other local areas.
House prices in Stamford*
The current average house value in Stamford is *£316,501. Terraced properties sell for a current average price of £260,133 and semi-detached properties for £243,006.
*Housing statistics taken from Zoopla in June 2017
Things to do and see in Stamford
Do you love the unique charm of independent shops and restaurants? If so, you might want to seriously consider buying a new home in Stamford.
The town draws people from a wide area for the pleasure of shopping, often in traffic-free streets and lovely stores in old and quirky buildings. National supermarkets are represented and two retail parks situated just outside Stamford house the larger national stores - perfect for buying new things for your new house!
Transport links in Stamford
Stamford is well covered by both rail and bus transport options. Main roads and motorways are within easy reach and offer direct travel to neighbouring towns of Marketing Deeping, Oakham, Grantham and Peterborough making Stamford a great place for commuters.
Education in Stamford
Stamford has five state primary schools and a network of nurseries and nursery schools making it a great place for families looking to buy a new home.
There is a good state secondary school in the town and two independent schools. Students can also travel to nearby colleges or grammar schools for secondary education. For those looking for further education, the New College, Stamford offers a wide range of courses for those aged 16+.
A brief history of Stamford
The Anglo Saxons originally made Stamford a town of importance. Since then it has also been famous for its pottery, Stamford Ware, and by the Middle Ages it was recognised for its production of wool and the woollen cloth known as Stamford cloth or ‘haberget’.
Originally a walled town, Stamford still retains sections of the old wall and many original medieval buildings have been preserved.