Local area guide Area Guide

Doncaster is a traditional market town based on the southern edge of Yorkshire. Renowned for its horse racing and railway heritage. Having a wealth of Georgian and Regency architecture and a wide variety of museums and galleries Doncaster caters for people of all different walks of life. Shopping in Doncaster is second to none with the town centre, Frenchgate Centre and local market offering a variety of different shopping experiences. Whilst being the country’s largest metropolitan borough it remains essentially green and rural, offering a wide variety of landscapes and natural features, interrupted only by picturesque villages and small market towns. Doncaster is also the home to Doncaster Rovers Football Club, Doncaster Racecourse, Robin Hood Airport and Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

The Doncaster property market offers a wide variety of properties to suit a range of different people. Properties prices in the area have now stabilised since the downturn and demand is on the increase. Doncaster also boasts a particularly buoyant rental market which offers great appeal to buy to let investors. Property prices range from terraced housing from £35,000 to larger more substantial property selling for in excess of £500,000.

The area appeals to a wide variety of people of differing age groups offering accommodation across a broad and diverse spectrum. From the hustle bustle of living close to the town centre to the more tranquil living on the outskirts in one of the many rural villages. 

Covering such a wide and expansive area Doncaster offers a variety of different property types ranging from Victorian and Edwardian period buildings to the popular new housing developments in and around Lakeside. Surrounding the Doncaster area there are many semi-rural and rural villages offering a much quieter locations.

Doncaster has a buoyant and plentiful rental market offering excellent returns to landlords and good value for money for tenants. Rents start as low as £350 per calendar month for a one bedroom flat rising up to and in excess of £1000 per calendar month for the more luxurious properties.

The Doncaster area benefits from a of range shopping retail outlets. Having excellent offerings in the town centre and Frenchgate shopping centres, to the smaller retail shopping outlets on Wheatley Hall Road, Lakeside and York Road.