Rotherham has played a key role in the regeneration of South Yorkshire, and the property market has benefitted from the growth of this modern economy. There is no shortage of any type of property for sale in the area though there could be more flats if one was being critical. The rental sector is particularly impressive with rental properties exceeding the impressive amount of properties for sale across the board, be they flats, semi detached or detached homes. With a growing population of 254,000 Rotherham has worked hard to meet the demand the population growth has created by providing properties for every budget and style.
A particular feature of Rotherham is that some of the property demand comes from the rural side of Rotherham which is as much as half the size of the borough including small towns like Wath and Dinnington, whereas Rotherham itself is more multi-cultural and urban in its composition. Further demand is placed on the borough by the M1 and M18 motorways and 5 airports less than 50 miles away. The area has always had excellent bus and railway services which have supported the change from traditional steel and coal industry to the newer service and technology based white collar industries.