The Yorkshire market town of Barnsley abounds with stone and brick built Victorian terraces. You'll find plenty of 2 and 3 bedroom period houses to choose from, as well as Thirties and post-war semi-detached properties, beyond the town centre streets. Modern developments such as the Gateway Plaza offer flats and apartments, too.
Prices are very competitive and generally lower than in many parts of the UK. Although low incomes and considerable unemployment have taken their toll in Barnsley's former coal fields over the years, areas such as Royston and Grimethorpe have seen some recent investment, as well as considerable new housing development.
If you're looking for contemporary housing, search to the east of the town, in areas such as the Hoyle Grange development from Barratt Homes. To the west, you'll find more exclusive modern housing, in places like Salters Rise.
Barnsley's town centre offers plenty to do and excellent shopping opportunities. The town has ample green space and a state-of-the-art leisure centre. Barnsley is handy for the M1, with Sheffield City Airport and Robin Hood Airport both within easy reach. It enjoys good rail links to Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield. Around 72,000 people call Barnsley home.