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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Frith courthouse in Sheffield

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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Great value apartment

Review Date Apr 2022

There are many supermarkets nearby, which is very convenient, and Chinese supermarkets, which are also very convenient to deliver food.

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The best thing about living here is that pets can be kept, and the location is convenient, the sound insulation is good, and it is very quiet. It’s very convenient to throw rubbish away. There are many exits and the roads are easy to drive on. The apartment is in demand. I hope I can still get it next year!

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I wish I knew the delivery acceptance here could not be stored at the front desk, which is slightly inconvenient.

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They were quick to respond. Once I had a problem with my bathroom and had it fixed the next day.

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A cozy apartment.

Review Date Apr 2022

Very close to the city center and the university of Sheffield

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Apartment design is nice. Bathroom is very small. Parking space is limited. Furniture seems a bit worn. Very hard to use the building’s app. There are a few close shops like coop and tesco. 6 mins away from the diamond and 5 mins away from the city center.

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Most of the times they are quick to fix anything when anything breaks down.

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Great but not the best

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Review Date Apr 2022

It’s a very hilly area. There is a nice park near by with nice spaces to sit which is usually active and there is a close tesco nearby.

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It’s a great development. However, there is frequent false fire alarms that keep making us get out everytime even though it’s a false alarm. One great thing is that there is a an active community forum where people share ideas and complaints together and it creates a sense of a community. The design is basic.

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There is a courtyard that is very spacious and can be used whenever.

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Wherever I would raise a complaint to the maintenance team they would respond in a few days and have it fixed.

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Nice property!

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Review Date Apr 2022

good:the price is reasonable within the other residence which has the same area /nice reception

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the design,facilities,building management and property management are all good
But you need pay water and electricity and rent and WiFi separately.
Overall, this is one of the best properties in Sheffield and it’s very hot every year. Pets nicely, every room has own washing machine…

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By email or app in mobile devices
You can issue the questions just walk in the reception to ask help during the working time..

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