South Yorkshire is made up of 600 square miles and 1.34 million people and lies in the heart of England. It is made up of the 4 metropolitan boroughs of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.
From a search of Zoopla, the average property cost is £173,000 in the county by looking at the 8,107 sales made. This article will look at the 5 most expensive areas in South Yorkshire to buy property.
Coming in at number 5 on our list is the small market town of Bawtry with an average cost of £238,000 from 28 sales made.
It attracts a lot of visitors because of quaintness and authentic Yorkshire style and has a sense of history dating back to Roman times. There are various pubs in the town that date back to the 17th century and has a school named Bawtry Mayflower after the ship that sailed the pilgrims to the USA.
It is close to the airport but has no railway station of its own and has a population of around 3,573 (in 2011).
Fourth on our list is Silkstone, with its average property price of £240,000.
This village is located between the towns of Barnsley and Penistone, close to the Pennines and has a population of 3,153 (in 2011).
Within the area is Silkstone Common which has various schools and its own railway station. This place is infamous for the Huskar Pit disaster which was a tragic event in 1838. A freak storm flooded the local mine tragically killing 26 children.
Third on our list is Totley which has an average property price of £266,000 from 3 sales made and falls into the upmarket S17 postal code area.
It falls within the Totely and Dore electoral ward but for the purposes of this list, we have separated the areas. Sitting close to Derbyshire, it les south west of Sheffield and has a population of 7,963.
It comes with history as is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. It is also famous for having the longest underground rail tunnel in the UK, the aptly named Totley Tunnel.
Number 2 on our countdown is Tickhill, where a property on average will cost you £279,000 from the 44 sales made in the past year.
Tickhill has a population of 5,228 (in 2011) and is located on the border with Nottinghamshire.
It contains the ruins of the previously large Tickhill Castle, which was built was Roger de Busli, a major landowner who is mentioned in the Domesday Book having had 174 estates granted to him by William the Conqueror.
And the clear winner of the most expensive area to buy property in South Yorkshire is Dore. This area would set you back on a average £552,000 from the 32 sales made.
This large village is located closed to the River Sheaf which gave its name to the city of Sheffield and has a population of 5,496. It has its own railway station which runs to both Sheffield and Manchester so great for commuters and also has various schools.
Special mention also goes to Bolsterstone which had a property sale of £450,000. Because there was only one sale in the past 12 months though, we could not take an average so did not make the above list.