Sheffield

Sheffield is a city full of life! From its historic buildings to the wealth of culture, there are so many things for you to do. It’s also home to some amazing architecture and is one of the most popular places in England for students. Whether you want a small house or an flat with plenty of space, Sheffield has something for everyone.

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Best places to live in Sheffield

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View of Sheffield City Council and Sheffield town hall in autumn

Areas to consider in Sheffield

The City of Sheffield is divided into 28 electoral wards. Some of the areas you might want to consider are:

Sharrow Vale and Sharrow Head – These neighbourhoods have a mixture of flats, terraced houses and large multi-occupancy homes. There is also plenty for students here with its close proximity to Sheffield Hallam University campus facilities; this area is very popular with young professionals who enjoy living near all that it has to offer too! It’s very central but surrounded by greenery for those who like their green space!

Wardsend Park – (East Ecclesfield Ward) This area benefits from excellent transport links which make it ideal if you work in the city centre or need an easy commute into Manchester or Leeds. You can find small apartments as well as large family homes in this part of the city.

Wortley – (West Ecclesfield Ward) This area is popular with young professionals who enjoy living near all that it has to offer, including Wortley Top Forge which was once used for making swords and knives during war times! There are plenty of amenities here too as well as good transport links into Sheffield City Centre via train or regular bus services.

Hillsborough – (North West District) Hillsborough benefits from its close proximity to local shops, schools and parks; there are also great transport links available locally which make commuting easy if you work in Manchester, Leeds or further afield. The average price range starts at around £200k but many properties on offer go up towards £300k and beyond.

Steel ball in front of the Winter Gardens at St Paul's Place, Sheffield

Transport links in Sheffield

There are excellent transport links available in Sheffield which make it easy for commuters to get into the city centre, surrounding countryside and out towards the Peak District.

Rail links are available to the city centre from all over the country while Sheffield is also home to an international airport which offers flights out towards Europe and beyond.

In terms of cycling, there are miles upon miles of safe and secure cycle routes available for those who want to make the most of cycling as a mode of transport.

For drivers, Sheffield is easy to get around and there are plenty of car parks dotted all over the city that provide safe and affordable parking options.

Park Square Bridge, also known as the Supertram Bridge located in Sheffield

What is there to do in Sheffield?

With a city the size of Sheffield, there will be something for everyone. There is a thriving nightlife and culture scene to enjoy, museums and art galleries to visit and sporting events both national and international to follow.

Despite being a large metropolitan area, Sheffield is home to a surprising amount of green space, with the Sheffield Botanical Gardens and Weston Park Museum being two of the most popular attractions.

Sheffield is often seen as a very safe place to live, with its low crime rates and high levels of education meaning you will feel secure in your new home. This makes it an excellent choice for any family moving from London or another large city looking for a peaceful life in Sheffield.

Reviews in Sheffield

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Loxley Heights – the number 1 place to live in Sheffield City Centre!

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Review Date Jan 2023

Situated on Rockingham Street, you will find Loxley Heights in the heart of Sheffield City Centre. With a wealth of delicious restaurants, cafés and bars only a stones throw away, you will never get bored of living here. For those looking for the quieter side of living, you will find parks, nature reserves and museums situated within walking radius of the complex.

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Loxley Heights offers tenants the next level in renting.

With fantastic facilities throughout, you never get bored of living here. There are residential courtyards, modern workspace areas, a state of the art gym, rooftop terrace and lounge to name a few.

All apartments in Loxley Heights are contemporarily decorated and boast Juliet balconies facing either in to the residential courtyard or on to Rockingham Street. With ‘white goods’ as standard, to comfortable beds, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

Loxley Heights also has the added modern day benefit for those renting in the city of being pet friendly; hosting a variety of well behaved dogs, to ‘pur’-fectly groomed cats.

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We have sincerely enjoyed living at Loxley Heights since the summer of 2022, with no obvious cons to write home about.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Both Loxley Heights and it’s sister building, Steel Works, are managed by ‘Fresh’ who’s staff are professional, friendly and courteous to all residents, with the Maintenance Team responding promptly to any issues and/ or queries. Additionally to ‘Fresh’s’ fantastic staff, they often host social events with food and drink catered to, and even provide the occasional freebies to tenants!

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Thanks for your review. We agree, Loxley Heights is the best place to live in Sheffield.

Good design property, bad managers

Review Date Jan 2023

There are lots of shops nearby, and the transport is very accessible. There is no parking and minimal noises can be heard from the street

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The design of the building and its facilities are good. There are lots of spaces for socialising and places for pets to run around. The managing team were not helpful, they take weeks to sort things that take hours and they have not been productive with small issues I needed them to sort regarding our property

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That the manager team would not be very good when living at this house

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They have still not fixed issues that the property needed

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Thank you for your review and we’re sorry to hear that your issues weren’t resolved as quickly as you’d like. Our reception is open Monday to Saturday should you ever want an update on the maintenance issues you’ve reported.

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Review Date Jan 2023

The building is always clean and not noisy at all. And the concierge is amazing, All of my orders reach them and the google sheets system is so helpful.

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One builiding facility that could be improved is the gym. As the quality of some machines are not good. And for the other facilities such as the roof terrace, the common room of both loxley and steelworks, the laundry, the inside park area is perfect and no improvements needed for them.

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Absolutely nothing, Everything was there and perfect.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

I havent had any problems yet so I really cant tell.

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Thanks for the review. We’re glad you love our social spaces and will take on board your feedback about the gym.

Lovely place to live with friendly staff

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Review Date Jan 2023

Living in the local area is great, Loxley heights is smack bang in the middle of the city. There are lots of shops bars clubs within a 5 minute walk. There are transport links directly at the top of the road and is about a 15 minute walk front the main train station. There is sometimes noise on a Friday and Saturday night but nothing which would affect you.

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The development itself is great, however, there have been a few aspects whilst living here that hasn’t been so great. Some appliances haven’t worked well, however, when contacting the maintenance team we normally have issues rectified pretty quickly.

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I would’ve liked to know more about the bills aspect as we were originally told that our council tax band was one thing before moving in, however, it ended up being a higher band and a higher price point!

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They have, however some issues have been unable to be resolved – completely out of their hands

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Thanks for your review. We’re sorry about the confusion about the Council Tax banding which occurred before the property opened. We now have the confirmed Council Tax bands listed on our website.

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