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Are you looking to invest in the Yorkshire town of Doncaster – or maybe start a family or begin your further education there? You might want to think about some of these reasons for doing so …

House Prices 🏠

  • Most expensive property: £700,000
  • Average house price in Doncaster: £145,139
  • Cheapest property: £28,250 (terraced, freehold) 

Property Investment 🏠 🏠 

Economy ££

  • Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council has an economic strategy to the year 2018, with a focus on compatibility with the wider economic growth of the whole Sheffield area
  • This places an emphasis on improvement to economic infrastructure and support for those businesses offering quality employment opportunities
  • Thanks to its location and ease of access to major cities in the north of England, much of the present economy is based on its role as a transport hub and distribution centre. 

Location and Transport 🚌

  • Doncaster is only 20 miles from Sheffield and the two conurbations share use of the international Robin Hood airport
  • Fast road access to London and points north is provided through ready access to the M1 and M18 motorways
  • A less well-known fact is that Doncaster is the starting point for European Route 13, connecting the northern cities to London. 

Education 🎓 

  • Doncaster is making itself a centre of educational excellence through the development of Doncaster Education City, popularly known as the Hub
  • Doncaster College also has a campus at the Hub and another at the University Centre. 

Environment 🌷

  • Doncaster has a number of parks and gardens of local historical interest, including four which are inscribed in the English Heritage National Register of
  • Historic Parks and Gardens;
  • In addition, there are a further 26 parks and gardens within the Metropolitan Borough.

Trivia 🎬

Finally, did you know … 

  • Travel site TripAdviser cited Doncaster as one of the top 10 up and coming European Towns
  • Probably the most famous English steam locomotives, the Flying Scotsman and the Mallard were built in Doncaster – in 1923 and 1938 respectively
  • Former Top Gear presenter, Jeremy Clarkson, is from Doncaster.