It is still a reasonably cheap place to live especially if you like fresh fruit, vegetables and plants for your garden. Spalding has all the bulbs you could want as well as many other plant varieties. Wisbech and Boston have all the fruit and veg you need. There are lovely beaches just north of Skeggy. The camp-sites are located in beautiful landscapes (it's not all flat). There are excellent communication links to all over the country. Great historic towns and country houses.
I live in Grantham - probably the worst part of Lincolnshire - but it does not take long to get to woodland, parkland and countryside where I can see Kites (the bird), various owls and lots of other wildlife.
The best part though is not living anywhere else.
And I can go mushrooming whenever I want (in season).