Mon 18 Jan 2016
1. Community feel
Big cities can be great and bustling but it's all too easy to feel isolated and lonely as well. Living in, or near a small town, gives you a great sense of community. It's great to bump into friends out and about, as well as knowing where's best for coffee, lunch, and a day out without being bombarded by too much choice.
2. Great local businesses
Barnsley Markets are second to none, providing everything you could ever possibly need at great, competitive prices. As well as the indoor market, the outdoor markets are on daily rotation from lovely local boutique stalls to a vintage bric-a-brac theme every Tuesday. Barnsley also boasts many independent shops.
3. Beautiful countryside
You only have to drive five minutes out of town to access to the amazing and beautiful Yorkshire countryside. Walks in places such as Rabbit Ings Country Park and on the Dove Valley Trail are great for the family, as well as exploring the beautiful Pennine villages.
4. Get more house for your money!
In Barnsley and the surrounding areas you can get a lot more for your money than in the larger cities nearby. With large spacious family homes and houses for first time buyers alike, you'll be sure to find your perfect home at affordable prices.
5.Great Cities Nearby
And finally, if you are ever fancy a change of scenery Barnsley has excellent transport links all year round from the interchange and train station. The surrounding villages are just a short bus ride away, as well as Leeds 40 minutes away by train and Sheffield 20 minutes away as well.