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This large Yorkshire town comes hand in hand with Sheffield, but it’s got plenty of independent spirit and character of its own. Rotherham was one of the first towns to be awarded the title of Enterprise Zone. This has attracted new industry and development to the area and has had a really positive influence, right down to the strong number of independent shops and start-up businesses in the town centre. It’s surrounded by Green Belt land which has created great local amenities for families to enjoy, at the same time as having easy access to city life making it a great base for your new home.

Living here

The River Don and the Minster are Rotherham’s main landmarks, and the town centre is close to both. Two very popular shopping venues, Sheffield’s Meadowhall Shopping Centre and the Parkgate Retail Park, compete with Rotherham’s own town centre so there's plenty of choice. Westgate is the main focal area for the town’s nightlife if you want to stay closer to home instead of heading into Sheffield.

Getting around

The M1 cuts through between Rotherham and Sheffield and is the area’s key north-south route. The A630 connects it with the A1(M) at Doncaster.  Commuting into Sheffield by train is no problem, with an average journey time from Rotherham Central of 20 minutes. There are regular bus services too with National Express. You’ve got two good options for international travel with Manchester or Leeds Bradford Airport just over an hour away by car.

Further Education

A town of this size has a full range of schooling for younger children and teenagers. It’s also got three further education colleges; Thomas Rotherham, Dearne Valley and Rotherham College of Arts & Technology. Inspiration, ideas and options for the future.

Entertaining the family

There are so many different places to enjoy in and close to Rotherham. You’ll enjoy choosing for yourself, from the green space of the Minster Gardens, Clifton Park, the Wentworth Woodhouse estate and the Ulley Reservoir, to the Westgate pubs and clubs. For children there’s the Magna Science Adventure Centre. For everyone, the Rotherham-by-the-Sea Festival transforms Clifton Park into the seaside, with sand, deckchairs and seaside amusements.  

Finishing Touches

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Supporting your communities

Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

Building Futures 2

Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB: the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association, to give away an amazing £1 million to support children across England, Wales and Scotland.

Community Champions

Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

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