People make a place, and the Doncaster area is home to over 311,000 people.
Best known for its horse racing and the St Leger, railway heritage and the Mallard, Roman foundations and the Minster of St George, Doncaster is made up from a network of towns and villages, full of character and charm.
The area has been rejuvenated in recent years. The mine workings are no more and much of the industrial land has been transformed into tranquil green spaces filled with wildlife and flowers. There is an abundance of quality town and country housing at affordable prices ranging from: apartments, studios, and town houses, to detached houses, cottages, and bungalows. New developments are planned, with a growth target over 18,400 new homes to be built by 2035.
A vibrant local economy worth £5.5 billion supports around 8,800 businesses. This means there’s a wide range of over 122,500 jobs on offer, providing great career opportunities, whatever your skill set. It’s the location of choice for businesses including Amazon, The Range, Polypipe, Pegler, Donasonic, Ardagh Glass, Wavin and Bridon Bekaert. Average salaries in Doncaster compare favourably with the Yorkshire and the Humber and the rest of the UK.
Education is a priority and Doncaster offers a great choice of schools and colleges covering all your family’s needs, from nursery to post-graduate levels. Sport and leisure are also well catered for from horse racing, cycling, rugby, football and golf to gyms, ice skating, paintballing, horse riding and swimming. There’s also a whole host of visitor attractions on your doorstep including The Minster, The Yorkshire Wildlife Park, The Mansion House, Brodsworth Hall, and Conisbrough Castle.
The townscape is full of shops, markets, theatres, bars, restaurants, music venues, museums (including the new Danum Gallery, Library and Museum), cinemas and galleries, plus there’s a steady stream of events and activities, suitable for all the family. The city centre is undergoing a £300 million transformation covering retail, leisure, and office space. Add to that the fact that you’re never more than a few minutes away from a green space where you can walk, cycle, or just sit and relax and you will get a picture of what it is like to live and work in Doncaster.
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