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Relocating to Sheffield

If you are moving into Sheffield from out of the city, there are plenty of exciting places to explore when you have settled in. If you haven’t decided where in Sheffield you would like to move to, we will give you some insight into some of the most popular neighbourhoods within the city.
Places of Interest
Sheffield City Centre
The heart of Sheffield’s culture is its city centre, with its variety of retail, dining and nightlife facilities. In recent years, the cityscape has undergone a large scheme of redevelopment under the name of Heart of the City.
The project began at the turn of century where the first phase commenced and saw the demolition of the ‘Egg Box’ building and the redevelopment of St Paul’s Garden into The Peace Gardens.
Phase Two saw further significant investment to develop St Paul’s Hotel, office blocks, CafeĢ Rouge restaurant, The Cheese Grater car park and Sheffield’s tallest residential building – St Paul’s Tower. The city is currently experiencing Phase Three of re-gentrification and will include the construction of a new HSBC Head Office building, new retail facilities, refurbishment of existing retail units, leisure facilities, residential apartments, a hotel, car parking facilities and green public spaces.
The city has a selection of great attractions, some of which are the Winter Garden, Millenium Gallery, Peace Gardens and the two theatres - the Crucible and Lyceum, which host in-house productions and shows touring around the UK. Of course one of Sheffield’s biggest attractions for both students and professionals are its two universities, Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield.
Kelham Island
One of Sheffield’s oldest manufacturing sites, formed in the 1100s, Kelham Island has recently undergone a scheme of transformation. This has resulted in the creation of an area in Sheffield, which embraces its industrial history whilst providing a vibrant place for residing and socialising.
Kelham Island has recently been nominated as the UK’s greatest neighbourhood by the Urbanism Awards. Residential accommodation in the area consists of fashionable apartments situated within new developments and converted old factory buildings. A specific place of interest is the Kelham Island Museum. Here you can educate yourself on Sheffield’s industrial history and heritage and take a look at the Bessemer Converter and Europe’s largest working steam engine that are on display.
The social scene here boasts many great places to dine and drink including The Cutlery Works, The Riverside, The Fat Cat, Gardeners Rest and The Old Workshop. Kelham Island is also home to the popular Peddler night market, where different types of street food and craft beer can be enjoyed alongside live music.
Antiques Quarter
South of the city centre is the Antiques Quarter. The quarter consists of eight antique centres filled with historical treasures, bargains and unusual finds that you could spend hours browsing. Once you have exhausted the antique hunting, there are a number of bars and cafes lining the streets offering craft beers, cocktails, home baked goods, afternoon tea at the renowned Jameson’s tearoom, lunches and street food.
Taking place every first Sunday of the month is the Pedlar’s Corner Car boot and Flea market with over 70 stalls selling antiques, vintage and retro items and arts and crafts. There is also a quarterly Antiques Quarter Vintage Market.
Standing in the heart of the quarter is the Abbeydale Picture House. Originally opened in 1920 and is Sheffield’s oldest cinema. In the present day, the venue holds regular film screenings and cultural events. Also within the Abbeydale Picture House is a converted former ballroom and billiard hall currently known as the Picture House Social. This independent venue has a range of live music, craft beer, cocktails and Italian inspired street food. There’s also a games room where you can challenge your friends to a game of Ping-Pong.

Ecclesall Road

A vibrant stretch of independent and chain restaurants, bars, pubs, coffee houses and shops. If you love food and drink, Ecclesall Road is the place to be. There’s a wide range of restaurants with varying flavours from spicy Indian food to traditional British food to smoky BBQ. Easily accessed from Ecclesall Road is the Sheffield Botanical Gardens, a beautiful green space, listed as a Grade II site of special architectural and historical interest. The gardens are populated with over 5000 species of plants, fountains and glass pavilions. Close by to the Botanical Gardens is Endcliffe Park, which is perfect for a stroll with the family. Another popular place for walking is Ecclesall Woods, deciduous woodland with over 15km of public footpaths and a discovery centre. Also off Ecclesall Road, there is Sharrow Vale Road where there is a range of small businesses and boutiques. Three times a year there’s a street market with a variety of stalls and entertainment.

Peak District National Park

The beauty of Sheffield is that you can be out of the city centre and into open countryside within a 30-minute drive. The Peak District National Park has a lot to offer from market towns such as Bakewell and Matlock, to breath-taking walks at Stanage Edge and Mam Tor. The National Park is popular with cyclists and walkers as it offers lots of picturesque trails with challenging hills. It is also home to the beautiful Chatsworth House and gardens, where multimedia tours can be enjoyed to learn the history of this magnificent stately home. The attraction also hosts a varied calendar of events throughout the year including a Country Fair, Christmas Market and the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. In the Hope Valley, sits Castleton where the world-famous Blue John Cavern is located. The Cavern is home to eight of the fourteen varieties of Blue John stone and is steeped in history. Guided tours are available throughout the cave system at short regular intervals.
There are many neighbourhoods within Sheffield that are all unique in their own way. Some of the most sought-after areas are listed below.
For people who like to be in the middle of it all, S1 is perfect. As do most city centres, it predominately consists of apartments. The most notable accommodation in S1 is St Paul’s Tower, which is the tallest building in Sheffield and comprises of 316 luxury apartments. The compact nature of our city means that there is easy access to the key areas of the city such as The Moor, Sheffield Cathedral, West Street, Division Street and St Paul’s Square and is an attractive benefit to many city lovers.
Comprising of leafy suburbs such as Endcliffe, Ranmoor, Fulwood, Lodge Moor, Crookes and Crosspool, S10 is a neighbourhood that is very popular with families and people who want a balance of city life and countryside. Residents in the area have access to some of the most highly regarded Primary and Secondary schools in Sheffield, including King Edward VII Schools, Birkdale School, Westbourne School, Sheffield High School for Girls and Notre Dame High School. Families with older children also benefit from the accessibility to education, with the campuses for the Universities being located within close proximity. Many of Sheffield’s hospitals are situated within S10, making the location very sought-after by health care professionals.
South of S10 is S11, which comprises of localities such as Ecclesall, Whirlow, Parkhead, Brincliffe, Bents Green and Fox House. Similar to S10, this area stretches into the Peak District, making for easy access to the majestic national park. The area includes Whirlowdale Road, one of the most prestigious roads in Sheffield with a variety of large detached and semi-detached properties. In addition, Ecclesall Road is included in this postcode, allowing residents the benefit of visiting superb restaurants such as Miller and Carter, Brocco on the Park, Nonnas, The Fox House and Bistrot Pierre.
This neighbourhood is inclusive of Dore, Totley, Bradway and Owler Bar. Dore is one of the most historic and beautiful areas within Sheffield. This sought-after village was previously part of Derbyshire until the early 1930’s and is believed to be where the King Ecgbert of Wessex became England’s first king. Dore, Totley and Bradway are great localities for people who commute to Manchester and London, as the Dore train station is only 5-10 minutes away. Properties within this area range from some of the most exclusive homes in the city to generously proportioned family homes.
Wherever you are relocating to Sheffield from, there is no doubt that the city is a great one to move to. Investment within Sheffield continues to be strong on a commercial and personal level and there are plenty of new places for you to discover!