Best Places to Live in Sheffield

Are you moving to Sheffield and want to know where the best places are to call home?

Sheffield is a unique, and vastly expanding city based in South Yorkshire. Shortlisted for the City of Culture in 2010, the city is host to a number of entertainment and cultural attractions including the Meadowhall Shopping Centre, two universities and renowned theatres, eateries and the arena. It is one of the most up and coming cities in the UK. 

As if that wasn’t enough the city is also bursting with museums and galleries and is now an important centre for film. Art and music lovers can also enjoy the city’s numerous festivals including BFI North and Tramlines.

 
1)    Fulwood 
Fulwood is a leafy suburb in West Sheffield, with a high popularity with families. With a great community focus, there is plenty going on in Fulwood including wonderful pubs, a great park, two tennis clubs and easy access to the Peak District for walking, hiking and climbing. 
Just three miles from the city centre, Fulwood is a great option for those looking for a short commute into the city without living too close. 
Schools in the area include the Nether Green Junior School.  

The average house price in Fulwood is £316,000. 
2)    Dore 

The pretty village of Dore is just 15 minutes from the cosmopolitan City of Sheffield. With the reputation of being one of Sheffield’s wealthiest suburbs, Dore offers inhabitants an élite lifestyle with stunning views of the River Sheaf. Saturated with history, the village has a strong royal heritage – with some historians believing the first King of England was crowned at Dore. Residence of Dore include Olympic Gold Medallist Jessica Ennis.

The village is home to Dore Primary School, Rowan Primary Special School and the King Ecgbert Secondary School; so is a great spot for growing families. Boasting excellent commuter links, the village has its own train station with links straight into Sheffield city rail station which has great connections to other major cities and towns in the UK. Like Fulwood, Dore also benefits from close proximity to the great Yorkshire countryside. 

Average house prices in Dore are £354,000 and detached properties around £500,000. 

3)    Crookes 

About a 20 minute walk from Sheffield City Centre, Crookes is a popular ‘up and coming’ area to live in.  Crookes is a very popular area with young professionals, young families and students. It has a great street of shops with restaurants, cafes, charity shops, pubs and convenience stores. 

It is an area that is always bursting with activity. There is also a wonderful park in Crookes that has stunning views across the Valley.

Average house price is Crookes is around £172,000 

4)    Ecclesall 

Rumoured to be knocking the crown from Dore’s head, Ecclesall is one of the most popular places to live in Sheffield. Ecclesall is a wonderful area in Sheffield. It is SUPER popular with young families and young professionals. 
Ecclesall Road runs right through the middle of it and has an outstanding range of high-end restaurants, pubs, shops, super markets, craft shops, book shops, hairdressers, bars, vintage shops, the list is huge! And the best part, most of these are independent businesses.

There is also a giant park called Endcliffe Park, which is really popular with families and dog lovers. The circus, fairs and other events often pitch up in the centre of it too. 

Average house price is Ecclesall is £279,000 

5)    Totley 

A village just down the road from Dore, Totley is a village with a strong community and peaceful ambience. One the doorstep of the national park, the village is a great option for those looking to live in a more rural setting but still have easy access to the City. 

With a choice of local pubs, shops and eateries – there is good range of amenities for residents. For families, local schools include Totley Primary, Totley All Saints CE Primary and the highly regarded King Ecgbert School. 

Average house price in Totley is £244,000