Lincolnshire - Neighborhood Guide
I’ve always liked the Lincolnshire area – even though the thought of it gives me the occasional vision of stern-faced Hobbits running around wearing top hats and tail coats spouting, “Four score and seven years ago . . .” (insert uproarious laughter here)
Lincolnshire is tucked between West Circle Drive/County Road #22 and 31st Avenue NW, just northwest of the three white – formerly IBM buildings – that are across the street to the north of Target.
The Douglas bike trail borders the western edge of the neighborhood and provides a nice buffer between the homes and the commercial properties further west. Proximity to the Douglas Trail giving residents here the added bonus of easy access to the extensive Rochester bike trail system.
Finding the Lincolnshire Area
You can enter the neighborhood from three different points;
- Off West Circle Drive turn east on Members Parkway NW – between the Think Bank admin building and branch office – and follow that to Nottingham Drive NW.
- Go north on 31st Avenue NW from 41st Street NW and then go west on either Oxford Lane NW or Arbor Drive NW.
- Between Oxford Lane NW and Arbor Drive NW and bordering 31st Avenue NW you’ll see Arborglen Park, which is a really nice green space area that buffers the neighborhood from the commercial properties on the east side of 31st Avenue NW.
Homes in the Lincolnshire Area
Lincolnshire was developed in roughly three different phases. The first area you come to on Arbor Drive NW is actually called Arborglen.In Arborglen you’ll find predominantly split level and rambler style homes – built in the late 1980’s and early 90’s - in a price range of $150,000 to $200,000.Further along Arbor Drive to the west you’ll enter the Lincolnshire subdivisions. Homes along Arbor Drive NW and south include a mixture of rambler, split level and two story style homes. Homes in this part of the neighborhood were built in the late 1980’s to late 2000’s and range in price from $200,000 to $320,000 with the occasional home selling on either side of that range.North of Arbor Drive you’ll find the newer section of Lincolnshire. Homes in this part of the neighborhood were built in the mid 2000’s all the way up to new construction. You’ll again find splits and two stories in a range of $225,000 to $450,000.Also in this area, north of 48th Street NW, you’ll find the Carriage Homes Townhome development. Single level, two-bedroom, two-bath, townhomes that range from $140,000 to $160,000.
Lincolnshire Area Restaurants and Shopping
Lincolnshire is one of those awesome neighborhoods that really doesn’t have any – logical – thru streets. It does of course – if you wanted you could drive through the neighborhood from the Target area to the Walmart area – but why would you when it’s much faster to go around. Consequently it’s a quiet enclave of well-kept homes on tree-lined streets with all forms of shopping and dining close at hand.
Little more than a mile to the southeast you’ll find the Target Marketplace Area with, among many others, the following;
- Home Depot
- Five Guys Burgers and Fries
- Jimmy Johns
- Taco Bell/Pizza Hut
- Pi Wood Fired Pizza
- Noodle Company
Slightly more than a mile to the north you’ll find the Walmart North complex and among other businesses, the following;
To the east, and again just over a mile, you come to the west Highway 52 Frontage Road where you’ll find a variety of office and retail businesses as well as;
From the Lincolnshire Area to the Rest of Rochester
From the Lincolnshire Area to the Rest of RochesterAll the rest that Rochester has to offer is within less than a ten-minute drive of the Lincolnshire area. The following drive times and distances are from within the geographic center of the neighborhood.Apache Mall & Scheels – 5.9 miles – 9-minute drive Target North/Marketplace – 2.3 miles – 6-minute drive Walmart & Sam’s Club – 2.6 miles – 5-minute drive Mayo Clinic & Downtown – 5 miles – 11-minute drive IBM – 2.3 miles – 6-minute drive University Center – 6.6 miles – 15-minute drive Sunset Terrace Elementary School – 3.1 miles – 6-minute drive John Adams Middle School – 3.4 miles – 8-minute drive John Marshall High School – 3.9 miles – 9-minute drive Lourdes High School – 2.3 miles – 5-minute drive Schaeffer Academy – 7.3 miles – 15-minute drive Further down this page you’ll see the current listings within the neighborhood. Simply click on any of the pictures to see the full details for that particular home. All the rest that Rochester has to offer is within less than a ten-minute drive of the Lincolnshire area. The following drive times and distances are from within the geographic center of the neighborhood.
From the Lincolnshire Area to the Rest of Rochester
- Apache Mall & Scheels – 5.9 miles – 9-minute drive
- Target North/Marketplace – 2.3 miles – 6-minute drive
- Walmart & Sam’s Club – 2.6 miles – 5-minute drive
- Mayo Clinic & Downtown – 5 miles – 11-minute drive
- IBM – 2.3 miles – 6-minute drive
- University Center – 6.6 miles – 15-minute drive
- Sunset Terrace Elementary School – 3.1 miles – 6-minute drive
- John Adams Middle School – 3.4 miles – 8-minute drive
- John Marshall High School – 3.9 miles – 9-minute drive
- Lourdes High School – 2.3 miles – 5-minute drive
- Schaeffer Academy – 7.3 miles – 15-minute drive
Further down this page you’ll see the current listings within the neighborhood. Simply click on any of the pictures to see the full details for that particular home.
And as always, if you have questions about Lincolnshire or any of the other neighborhoods in West/Northwest Rochester you can call, text or email 24/7. See my contact info at the bottom left of the page.
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