Doncaster, or Donny as it is known to the locals, provides a good mix of both rural and urban living experiences. This South Yorkshire town has a population of around 130,000, with some 300,000 people living in the surrounding Metropolitan Borough. There is plenty to see and do for expats in Doncaster, especially with the beautiful countryside of Yorkshire on your doorstep. It has always been a sporting town, with one of the country’s oldest horse racing tracks. Doncaster Rovers and Doncaster Rovers Belles are the local men’s and women’s soccer teams and Doncaster RLFC and Doncaster Knights represent the town in rugby league and rugby union. Expatriates living in Doncaster can join InterNations to share experiences of the town and find like-minded global minds.
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Doncaster has always been a transport hub, right from the days of the horse-drawn coach and into the age of the railway. These days, expats moving to Doncaster may arrive at the local Robin Hood Airport, which serves the town and surrounding area. Once settled in, expatriates in Doncaster may begin exploring by visiting the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery or Cusworth Hall, a Grade I listed country house. Moving to a new city can be challenging, so to make the most of new opportunities and to get to know new people, it’s a good idea to join InterNations and make connections with others in a similar position. Our Expat Magazine has lots of tips and information about expat life, while the forums and discussion groups are your opportunity to interact with other expats and ask them any questions you might have, for example, about life in Doncaster.
There are lots of opportunities for expatriates working in Doncaster. The town remains an important communications hub and has many logistics and distribution businesses, such as the Doncaster International Railport. Many major retailers also have their warehousing and logistics centers in the town. The larger cities of Sheffield and Leeds are nearby and the finance sector continues to be a major employer in the county. With many large employers in the area, expats who work in Doncaster will find salaries and incomes fairly competitive. There are also many attractive neighborhoods to choose from and substantial regeneration in and around the town center has created new apartments and modern housing. The excellent transport communications make it easier for expatriates who travel for work, both domestically and internationally. Join InterNations to find other expats working in Doncaster and share your experiences.