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Moving to Sheffield

Is Sheffield on your list of places to move to? If you are wanting to learn more about what our wonderful city has to offer, have a read of our location guides on the most popular residential areas.

The heart of Sheffield is situated in its city centre where there is a wide range of amenities. Why not visit Tudor Square, where you can watch a show at The Crucible or Lyceum Theatres, or even the World Snooker Championships during the Spring. The Grade II listed City Hall is centrally located and a well-known venue for theatrical performances, concerts and events.

From the City Hall, the main shopping districts of The Moor and Fargate are within walking distance. View the artwork on display in the Millennium Gallery, followed by a walk through the Winter Gardens and Peace Gardens.

On the outskirts of the city centre, Sheffield’s Train Station provides convenient links to Manchester, Leeds and London. Nearby the train station is the Sheffield Hallam University, which is one of the biggest and most diverse universities across the nation. The accommodation in S1 comprises of predominately modern apartment blocks, creating the ideal city living lifestyle.

Steeped in history, Kelham Island is the centre of attention in S3, an industrial area that is being transformed to cater towards young professionals. After a period of decline in the area, regeneration is now occurring to increase housing and build a community.

The Kelham Island Museum pays tribute to Sheffield’s industrial past and contains Europe’s largest working steam engine on display. Kelham Island is also becoming increasingly popular for socialising with an array of popular pubs, restaurants and bars, some of which are located alongside the River Don.

Positioned to the West of Sheffield is S6, with a mixture of city-like living and also semi-rural locations that boast homes in wonderful surroundings. There are an extensive range of facilities in Hillsborough and Walkley, including shops, restaurants, pubs, cafes and parks.

Popular with families and walkers alike is Rivelin Valley, which is a Nature and Heritage Trail that has plenty to be discovered. S6 is also home to a host of reservoirs with a variety of trails, such as Damflask, Dale Dike, Strines and Agden. A venture out from High Bradfield across the Bradfield Moors has stunning open vistas to explore and enjoy.

If you’re an avid football fan, Sheffield Wednesday’s home ground, Hillsborough Stadium, is situated on Penistone Road.

Located in an ideal position is S7, where there are a range of local amenities and diversity in property. Nether Edge is a popular urban area that has a range of characterful houses dating back to as early as the 1900s. Abbeydale Road contains a range of cafes, restaurants and pubs.

Millhouses Park is a fabulous outdoor space with a small boating lake, children’s play areas, skate park and a cafe on site to sit and enjoy a break. S7 is well placed for commuting into the city centre, and the Peak District National Park, which makes this location incredibly sought-after for house hunters.

Popular with families and young professionals, S8 consists of a wide range of architecture, ranging from period semis, character terraces, generous family homes and a recent increase in new builds. Within the area is Meadow Head, Chesterfield Road and Abbey Lane, which include plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs. Towards the Norton area is the St James Retail Park with big brand stores, such as M&S, Aldi, Costa and Next, providing a versatile and local shopping location.

There is also the Graves Health and Sports Centre that has a gym and offers sporting activities. Covering an expansive area of S8 is Graves Park that provides a variety of activities, including the Graves Park Animal Farm and the Rose Garden Café, which all make for easy strolls and a family day out.

Being within a convenient location for the city centre and ideal for commuting to Sheffield’s universities and hospitals, this residential suburb is extremely desired by home movers and has a large variety of traditional architecture, from original terraces to fabulous substantial homes. S10 stretches from the sought-after Fulwood and Lodge Moor areas, all the way towards Broomhill and Crookes.

S10 offers a wide selection of beautiful parks, such as the Botanical Gardens and Weston Park, both of which have plentiful cafes and restaurants nearby. On the south border of S10 is Forge Dam, which is ideal for riverside and woodland walks and stretches out towards the Mayfield Valley.

Brimming with local amenities, this district is home to the city’s reputable Ecclesall Road and Sharrow Vale Road, both offering a wide choice of restaurants, bars, cafés and independent shops. There are excellent local schools within the area, including Silverdale School, Hunter’s Bar Junior School, High Storrs and Ecclesall Primary School. For independent schools, there is the Mylnhurst Preparatory School and Nursery also in S11.

S11 has become popular among young professionals and families with its diverse range of period Victorian homes and 1930s semis in the desirable areas of Ecclesall, Brincliffe, Whirlow and Bents Green. In addition to its neighbourhoods, S11 also incorporates a large area of open countryside such as Burbage Moor, Higger Tor, Hathersage Moor and Houndkirk Moor. Other parts of the Peak District can be accessed easily beyond S11.

On the cusp of the Peak District is S17, a most sought-after area including Dore, Totley and Bradway, and stretching out to Blacka Moor. Dore offers a village-like feel with a mixture of homes including historic stone-built properties, family semis, apartments and sizeable modern homes. The village of Dore holds local businesses at its heart with independent shops, restaurants and cafes. Totley and Bradway are also well sought-after residential areas due to the generous selection of family residences.

Within the area of S17 there is excellent local schooling, making it even more favourable for growing families, including Dore Primary School and King Ecgbert School. Dore Train Station, within the postcode, provides comfortable commutes towards the Peak District, surrounding towns/cities and London for city breaks or family days out.

The main town of S18 is Dronfield that has a variety of amenities such as a Civic Centre incorporating shops and a Sports Centre. Additional shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants can be found on Chesterfield Road, along with the Dronfield Train Station that provides useful rail links to Leeds, Nottingham, Manchester and beyond.

Other popular localities in the area include Holmesfield, Apperknowle, Barlow and Coal Aston. Throughout the postcode, there is easy access to open countryside and woodlands. In addition to all of the amenities S18 has to offer, there is good local schooling such as Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School and Unstone Junior School.

S26 has 10 main localities and is ideal for those who commute regularly due to the M1 running through the middle. One of the localities is the village of Harthill, which has an agricultural past but is now a popular location for family living. The areas of Todwick and Aston are very well placed for the use of the M1 motorway network and offer a variety of homes.

In addition, there is the Rother Valley Country Park which is known for water sports and cycling, and can make for a superb day out. Nearby is the Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park, again providing a great place for a family day out. Rail links are also available from Kiveton Park Train Station to Sheffield’s city centre, Leeds, Manchester and more.

Situated in the Peak District, S32 is a large district and has quaint villages that are spread between semi-rural and rural settings. S32 offers beautiful homes, many of which have traditional architecture. Due to being in the Peak District, there are beautiful locations to be enjoyed, to name a few Stanage Edge, Curbar Edge and Padley Gorge.

Hathersage is a historical village that provides a great place to live and visit with a busy high street and a range of homes and apartments. For rail links, there is Hathersage Train Station and Grindleford Train Station and travelling by road is also sufficiently connected to central Sheffield and Manchester. 

If you are looking for a location that is perfect for exploring the surrounding countryside and offers a wonderful country lifestyle, S32 is certainly one to consider.

S36 comprises of two main towns; Stocksbridge and Penistone, and a variety of villages too. The Stockbridge Bypass connects to the neighbouring cities and also gives access to the Fox Valley Retail Park with a host of shops and restaurants.

Penistone is a market town with useful amenities and throughout the area are fabulous vantage points that provide open views over the surrounding landscapes of West Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. A couple of notable residential villages are Langsett, Midhopestones, Bolsterstone, Millhouse Green and Deepcar.