Best areas to live in Sheffield
Its cheap housing makes Sheffield an attractive place to live, with average asking prices standing at £201,914. Whilst it may have flown under your radar thanks to the nearby cities of Leeds and Manchester, if you dig a little deeper, you’ll soon see it has a lot to offer.
Popular amongst young professionals, students and singles alike, if you’re after a buzzing and vibrant area, look no further than Crookes. Home to many bars, restaurants and clubs, the picturesque Crookes Valley Park is also practically on your doorstep – and Sheffield city centre is just a 20-minute walk away! House prices in Crookes are bang-on Sheffield’s average, at £202,948.
If it’s good schools you’re after, look no further than Dore. Home to some of the city’s best schools, like Sheffield High; Dore is a 10-minute train ride from the centre of Sheffield. This village has a relaxed vibe, with plenty of pubs and shops. Hailed for its friendly residents, Dore has a nice mix of families and retirees.
Home to Sheffield Wednesday, Hillsborough has undergone somewhat of a transformation over the last 10 years, making it extremely popular with families and professionals alike. Complete with its own bustling high street, Hillsborough is just a 10-minute drive from Sheffield city centre; and housing is affordable too, with average costs £172,164.
If you crave modern apartments and city living, then St Paul’s is the go-to place for you. Following a major redevelopment, this area of S1 is right in the heart of the action. You’re essentially in walking distance of everything Sheffield city centre has to offer, including the Cathedral, New Moor Market, and the many shops, bars and restaurants that line the streets. The average cost of an apartment here is £155,011; and with its close proximity to the train station, you could soon find yourself in nearby cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham.
Three miles to the west of Sheffield city centre, its proximity to the countryside makes it a firm favourite amongst families. In fact, the Peak District is right on your doorstep here – perfect for weekend escapes! The schools are also excellent here, and there are a range of bars and restaurants to keep you entertained. House prices are considerably higher in Fulwood, compared to most other areas in Sheffield, with an average cost of £349,031.