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.

The University of Sheffield

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.

 

Reviews in South Yorkshire

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Dominion, a good place to start

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Review Date Dec 2022

No traffics lights to cross as we have a main road and come cars in both directions. Difficult to cross the road with kids.
Good things are close to two supermarkets and is a clean area.

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Needs more shopping and sports Center around . The design is good but not the quality of the house. Strata specially are not very good quality properties.
The property quality is not good as internally they use the main room as storage for heating and boiler and are very noisy equipment to be inside of a main room. Also well they have problems, cause a lot of damage to the rest of the house above. Not good design at all

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The quality of the materials and the construction.
Bad mobile signal and internet speed.
No bikes storage

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Responded very poorly and not efficient as the since we bought the house never stop to have issues, damp, humidity, very cold living room, door issues, pain issues, walls cracked, noisy stairs…. And a thousand more problems

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Peaceful paradise

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Review Date Dec 2022

Local shop is a few minutes walk away, plenty of fresh air from the nature reserve nearby. Perfect place for a forever home

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Estate layout is brilliant because each house has plenty of room instead of being boxed in like a lot of new builds. The use of interior space is brilliant, once all your furniture is in it feels like home . A place to set roots and look forward to the future in

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Have a look at the area at different times of the day

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Fixed immediately to a better standard than before

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Skylark Grange 9/10

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Review Date Dec 2022

Local shops within walking distance such as Co-op and Heron. Every house has a drive, efficient bin collections and a minimum amount of traffic noise. Some anti-social behaviour from children and teenagers which has resulted in police being called but this is not a regular occurance.

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House design is good, most facilities are mid-range which begin breaking down within a couple of years, this includes showers and dishwashers. The Housing Association business Sanctuary have been very good at sorting out any problems with facilities and appliances such as heating and electricity problems.

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I only wish we could have known how many families lived on the road as there are a lot of children around playing in the streets almost every day.

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Sanctuary have sent out electricians, plumbers and heating engineers whenever asked in a timely fashion. Never had a problem with them.

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Nice development area

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Review Date Dec 2022

There is a wide range of shops such as home bargains, Asda one stop and cooplands in the area around a 5 minute walk from my home on the willow heights development. Also has a drs and dentist surgery a few schools.

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I have a 2 bed home both bedrooms which are large doubles and the kitchen is also large and can easily fit a table and chairs in. The living room is only small I have a small corner as a large corner couldn’t fit and make the room look alot bigger. The bath room is small with a tiny bath which is the downside of it. I have a large back garden with a drive to the front.

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The youths can be quiet bad round here but the neighbors overall are lovely and as I said it’s close to many facilities which is always a plus. Another down side is the bus times from thurnscoe to Barnsley is 45-85 minutes so if you don’t drive its quiet a trek.

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I am still waiting 1 year on for someone to come sort my Fence panels out which have split I’ve chased this up several time and still waiting now. My doors keep dropping which causes them to stick, and let all the heat out.

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