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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I would recommend to anyone want to live or study in Sheffield

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Review Date Jul 2022

Walking distance from the city centre, a lot of nearby restaurants, shops and bars.

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Very convenient and nice flats to live in, very helpful and lovely staff and management. Always clean and tidy communal area. Location is great, walking distance from the city centre and Eccelsall road, very good transport link.
Very safe and convenient to live in.

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Everything was clear and staff were helpful from day 1.

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Whenever there is a problem or anything need repair, management respond promptly and professionally.

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Great place to live in Sheffield

Review Date Jun 2022

We were very happy with our stay in Brook Place for 1.5 years. Alejandro Escobar was a very helpful employee who helped us to choose our apartment and provided us with great service during our stay in Brook Place. I would recommend Brook Place as a great place to live, particularly for young working adults in Sheffield. Great location and very secure as well.

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Great qualities: Spacious enough apartments at a reasonable cost. Fully furnished. Pet friendly. Gym and Wi-Fi costs included in rent. Awesome terrace with a great view

Drawbacks: Furniture built with material which is not very sturdy and therefore, can break easily.

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They have been very quick at responding and fixing any issues that were raised

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A fantastic place to live in a vibrant area of Sheffield

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Review Date Jun 2022

Brook Place is situated at the ‘city-end’ of Eccleshall Road, one one of the most vibrant places in Sheffield. Along the road you will find many cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants and shops, with many places having outdoor seating giving the street a ‘bustling’ atmosphere. Towards the west-end of Eccleshall road (10 min walk away) you will find the street of Sharrow Vale, running parallel to Eccleshall road. Here you will find many quaint, independent shops and restaurants, plus the very popular Sharrow Vale street market. In addition to the smaller shops there are a range of supermarkets within walking distance of Brook place including Marks & Spencers, Waitroses, Tesco, Aldi and so on. All-in-all a fantastic place to live in Sheffield.

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Brook Place is a large apartment complex with many residents, yet it’s design manages create a feeling of openness thanks to its large entrance area, indoor communal areas, roof terraces and balconies. It is a very pleasant place to either relax at the weekend or work from home during the week. The roof terraces offer fantastic panoramic views of the city and the 1st floor balcony offers a large open space for residents to walk there dogs. The facilities are very modern and well maintained, including a 24H gym and a wonderful indoor space with games room, Large TV and kitchen facilities.

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It is difficult to find free parking around the immediate area of Brook Place and Sheffield City council will not provide Brook place residents with permits given the apartment block has it’s own car parking facility which is quite expensive.

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The building management responded promptly when there were issues with our dishwasher. I didn’t have to contact any external company to fix the washer. The helpful on-sight staff sorted everything out.

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Above average

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Review Date Jun 2022

Convenient location and well-organised reception team. They have modern facilities as well. It has some difficulty to find a on street parking and private parking is expensive here.

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Overall a good place to live. The bad bit is that the renewal team always takes a long time to find you another flat if you decide to switch. However, new tenants request for a flat at the same time can get quick offers, which is not fair for current tenants. They care about new money but ignore the people already with them.

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How the letting team react on renewal. The reception team etc

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Yes. We had problem with hot water and the reception came twice and call mechanic to come fix it.

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