Penistone's nice (as well as having a comedy name), and Cawthornes lovely, though expensive.
relocating to Rotherham
Started life in Matlby - The Capital of Yorkshire.
Via Worksop (a lot better than it was 20 year ago), Hillsborough (hectic), Kimberworth (cess pit), I have now found happiness in Brinsworth (easy to please).
As said, Wickersley, Bramley, Ravenfield, Thorpe Hesley, Scholes and Wentworth are seen as the better parts of the town. Brinsworth suiting me fine though, though I'm eyeing near by Treeton as a contender for my next and hopefully final move. If you're capable of mixing with decent working class people for the most part then its alright. I've got a decent 2 hour mtb loop round Treeton Woods/Rother Valley for local blasts as well as peaks 30 mins away.
I've been to Middleborough and Moscow. Therefore, I am happy with Rotherham.
Lived in Brinsworth myself, it was fine and you could get a mean special kebab at the local chippy! Didn't quite move to Penistone, stopped at Thurgoland. 5 mins ride to Wharncliffe, 5 mins drive to Cutgate.
I live in penistone its awesome ...theres tons of farm animals
Theres loads of houses and flats on the market here
Barnsleymitch did they not move kendray psych to pogmoor? or was that a rumour
I live in Rotherham, Scholes to be precise, nice area especially Scholes Village. Scholes, Thorpe Hesley and Wentworth are all nice but I agree the centre is a dump, that's why we have Meadowhall though isn't it? I work in the centre of Sheffield, 5.5miles commute and Greno is only a 20 minute bike ride away so it's all good here.
Avoid Rotherham. Forget the short commute thing for your missus, go a bit further out and have a MUCH better life.
For around £200k you'll get a nice 3 bed Semi in S11 (Greystones, Hunters Bar, High Storrs, Beauchief, Banner Cross), about 25-30 minutes commute from Rotherham.
The mountain biking in particular is nothing short of stunning. I used to live off Greystones Drive and had a choice of loops between 8-24 miles for an evening ride, which used about 2 miles of quiet roads at the very most.
If I put my mind to it I could navigate myself all the way to Hope using about 3 miles of road - quite possible to have a monster day out in the Peaks without using the car.
It's a 5 minute ride to Dore train station, which takes you to Hope if you feel lazy or stack it in a big way and can't ride back.
The Greystones is a good boozer as well - friendly, interesting beers, lots of live music & stand up in the back room.
If you have nippers or are planning, all the good schools are in South West Sheff.
I miss the place. Whenever we go back to meet friends I always take a bike and factor in a few hours entertainment around Dore, Houndkirk, Stanage etc.
Or mortgage your kidneys and move to Whirlow. 45 minutes to Rotherham town centre.
Composite pro - I never heard about a move to pogmoor. To be honest, there's not a great deal left on the Kendray site, other than the Oakwell centre, where I work, which is a male acute ward, a female acute ward and a PICU.
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