For a population of 73,000 Scunthorpe has a very small number of properties to rent across all property types, yet at the top of the market 4/5 bedroom houses are available for £700 to £900 pcm, with 2/3 bedroom apartments and terraced houses for £400 at the budget end of the market. The sales sector is more plentiful with hundreds of semi detached and detached properties on the market but fewer flats and brand new homes.
There are nearly as many bungalows in Scunthorpe as there are terraced houses but they are not retirement homes simply the housing choices of the home owners. Mid budget 3 and 4 bedroom properties can be purchased for £350,000 and even bungalows can fetch more than £300,000, you can also get budget 3/4 bedroom houses for just over £200,000 at the lower end of the market.
Scunthorpe has become more cosmopolitan in recent times with the European Market visiting Scunthorpe with Belgian chocolates, foreign goods and delicacies. Scunthorpe also has its own theatre in the Plowright theatre, and the Baths Hall entertainment venue has hosted such luminaries as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The education in Scunthorpe has also gained prominence with the achievements of the award-winning John Leggott sixth form college.