Best places to live in Doncaster
Doncaster is a busy commercial centre, with plenty of businesses in the city – but part of Doncaster’s charm is the satellite of pleasant villages and suburbs within easy commuting distance. Here are our pick of some of the best places to live in and around Doncaster.
This up and coming suburb was once a centre for Doncaster’s traditional steel and brass manufacture, and charming traditional worker terraces still make up some of the housing options here. Balby has an average property price of £126,427 – and it’s currently going through redevelopment, with a new retail park and the new Woodfield Plantation residential development, so now is a good time to invest.
The quaint and charming village of Cantley is a charming place to live, and ideal for families who still need convenient access to Doncaster city centre, enjoying fantastic bus links. With property prices averaging around £181,028 it’s a slightly more expensive option, but with a charming country village feel.
One of the most affluent areas in Doncaster, Bessacarr is a lovely area to live with plenty of wide open green spaces, and all of the amenities you could want including independent stores on Nostell Place. House prices in Bessacar are around £214,738, so a little higher than other areas in Doncaster, but the charming atmosphere is worth it for young families or retirees.
Surrounded by countryside, Rossington is a former mining village which is now a lovely pick for young families and commuters, with good transport links to Doncaster and some great schools in the area. Residents enjoy a lovely community feel with long established cricket clubs and sporting opportunities, good facilities, and an easy 10 minute commute to the city centre. House prices here sit at a very reasonable average of £158,463.
On the border between Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire, you might be surprised to find that this charming town parish is still only 8 miles from Doncaster centre. With all of the usual quaint trappings of a rural town, like a duckpond, independent butchers and fishmongers, Tickhill grants the best of both worlds to residents. With house prices at an average of £263,915, Tickhill is a pricier option than elsewhere in Doncaster, but you’ll gain a charming community and the peace and quiet of village life.