South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire is a county in the north of England, situated midway between the cities of Manchester and Leeds. It has an area of 1,653 square miles (4,295 km2) and a population of 1.1 million people. The region was heavily industrialised during the 18th century but contains some beautiful countryside too, giving it an excellent combination of urban and rural areas for prospective homebuyers.

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Best places to live in South Yorkshire

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Where is South Yorkshire?

A ceremonial and metropolitan county in England, South Yorkshire is bordered by the counties of West Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. It was created in 1974 following a split from its northern neighbour, West Yorkshire.

Areas in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire is divided into 28 districts, each with its own distinct identity, that are gathered together into the four larger metropolitan boroughs of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.

Sheffield

Sheffield is the largest city in South Yorkshire with a population of over half a million and offers a wealth of amenities to its residents. Buyers looking at properties in Sheffield will find everything from apartments to large detached homes available. 

Renowned for its steel industry as well as being one of the greenest cities in Europe, thanks to its many parks and woodlands. The city centre is home to lively nightlife and an array of shops, while its outskirts boast some of the country’s most

Doncaster

Doncaster is the second-largest city in South Yorkshire and is home to Doncaster Racecourse, as well as a number of other attractions including museums and theatres. Homebuyers looking at Doncaster will find a range of properties available, from terraced houses to apartments and detached homes.

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Rotherham

Rotherham is the third-largest city in South Yorkshire and offers buyers a variety of housing options, including period properties, cottages and new-builds. Rotherham also boasts excellent transport links, making it an ideal base for commuters working in nearby cities such as Sheffield and Leeds.

Barnsley

Barnsley is South Yorkshire’s largest town and has a population of around 89,000. Prospective home buyers looking at Barnsley will find a wide range of property types available, from apartments to detached homes. The town also has a number of cultural attractions, including theatres and museums such as the Hepworth Gallery.

South Yorkshire Universities

South Yorkshire is home to a number of universities, including the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. These institutions offer a range of courses across a variety of subject areas, making South Yorkshire an ideal location for students looking to study in the UK.

The University of Sheffield – The University of Sheffield is a world-renowned institution, ranked in the top 100 universities globally. The university offers a wide range of courses across faculties such as arts and humanities, engineering, sciences, and social sciences.

Sheffield Hallam University – Sheffield Hallam University is the largest university in Sheffield, and the fourth largest in the UK. The university offers a range of courses across faculties such as business, law, health, and social sciences.

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Barnsley College – Barnsley College offers a wide range of technical, professional, commercial and academic courses to students from across South Yorkshire. The university also has campuses located throughout the region including at Doncaster, Rotherham and Wakefield.

Top schools in South Yorkshire

Prospective home buyers looking at primary or secondary education in South Yorkshire will find that the area has a number of top-performing state and independent schools. There are a number of excellent schools located throughout South Yorkshire, catering to pupils from nursery age through to the sixth form.

Some of the best-known schools in the area include Ecclesfield School and Silverdale School in Sheffield, the King James School in Barnsley and The Mount School in York. The majority of schools in South Yorkshire are state-funded, although there is a good selection of independent schools available.

Population of South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire is home to around two million people, making it one of the most populous regions in England. This makes it a great place to live if you’re looking for plenty of things to do and places to go.

 

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Convinient, comfortable and generally great property.

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Review Date Mar 2024

A lovely property, although the immediate environment isn’t the best in terms of proper waste management. Great location aswell, as it’s proximal to basic amenities such as shops of all kinds.

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The property is well structured, with all necessary appliances. Not the best with a storage space as it’s quite small, but it’s serves perfectly in terms of a family home. I also love the idea of having a downstairs toilet, so unique and convenient. Although a standing shower would have been preferred over a bathtub for ease particularly considering people who are bigger in size or taller, but the current appears to be manageable.

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The type of environment, as Ive observed some level of loitering which makes me feel a bit paranoid when taking a walk. Also the size of the storage space which I find quite small

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

I haven’t exactly had any urgent issues raised but the agency has been generally informative and responsive

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Hi Tori,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your positive feedback for your development and for Simple Life Homes. We’re pleased that you are enjoying your new home

The property is very nice and modern

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Review Date Mar 2024

Its very good and a great community that seems lovely although haven’t spoken yo everyone but the outside of the development isn’t a good area.

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The property is very nice and modern and explained very well on website before moving in, Assistance is very fast in helping. The rooms are an understandable size eventhough the 3rd room is abit small, we did expect it. Overall just a very good development

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We expected a viewing before moving into the property

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It was very fast just abit long but understandable

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Hi Marta,

Thank you for you review of Pullman Green! We’re pleased to hear that you’d recommend Simple Life as your landlord and your home!

I love our house, it’s really open and very very bright!

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Review Date Mar 2024

Our street is quiet, over looking the river but we do get a lot of groups coming outside. We also have someone letting there dog toilet on our front grass!

There is a lot of police around the area, who also patrol the estate.

We have no issues in our housing estate, but it is a little bit tough when leaving the estate.

Bin collection great, parking great, nice and quiet area!

Transport links are great as so close to town!

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I love our house, it’s really open and very very bright! The white paint does seem to get quite dirty, and if you wipe it the paint does come off slightly! So a wipeable paint would be fantastic!

Property management is hit and miss, sometimes really good other times the issue just gets thrown around! We haven’t had any major issues and we do love our house.

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Neither myself or partner are from Doncaster, so don’t know the are. I think we wish we would of googled hexthorpe reputation before 🙈

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Mostly really well, other times the issues gets passed around a lot.

Our garden for example, still floods x

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Hi Chlor,

Thank you for your review and very helpful feedback. The structure of the team changed last year so that maintenance is handled by the maintenance team from the offset to reduce any back and forth or passing around, we hope you therefore see a great improvement with this moving forward.

Amazing homes not so great area

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Review Date Mar 2024

The houses are stunning a great value for money you get a beautiful new house with added fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine which is so good, parking spaces and they even keep all the front of your house landscaped it’s amazing. I can not fault the properties at all. Walking walking distance to town centre and train station. The only think that is not great is the anti social behaviour from the estate that leads onto Pullman Green. You get a lot of ppl who do not leave on here just hanging around on the little park smoking drinking playing load music just to point out these teenagers are not from Pullman Green they are from the adjacent estate we have had a lot of trouble as we live across from the little park area where they all congregate. We have reported this serval times to the police nothing gets done

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The development is great with a lot of very friendly people who are great. Also the facilities is great too report a fault with my toilet it was fixed the same day …… amazing thank you simple life for allowing me to live in a beautiful home I get to back my home

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The adjacent area is not great at all. But Pullman Green is a beautiful housing estate

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Yes the same day really great came fixed the toilet

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for Pullman Green and Simple Life. We’re delighted to hear that you’re happy with your home and our services.