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What’s it like living in Sheffield?

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FredaFrogspawn Sun 25-Oct-20 16:26:42

Would love to hear from MNers in Sheffield. What areas are nicest if you want easy access to the Peaks as well as the arts, with some good independent shops, a nearby park and nice bars/cafes.?

Thank you in advance flowers

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Arnoldthecat Sun 25-Oct-20 16:38:40

I dont live in sheffield but it has good rail links to Manchester and of course good access to the peaks..

BikeRunSki Sun 25-Oct-20 16:44:36

The Sheffield you describe is the SW part of the city, around S10/S11. Places like Nether Edge, Nethergreen, Hunter’s Bar, Endcliffe Park, Banner Cross, Broomhill, Tapton, Crookes (studenty). Fulwood, Ranmoor and Dore. Ringinglow Road area.
Not cheap by many folks’ standards.

BikeRunSki Sun 25-Oct-20 16:45:52

PS - don’t confuse Broomhill and Broomhall.

IAintentDead Sun 25-Oct-20 16:48:02

Sheffield is a brilliant place to live.

Lots of parks and green spaces. Lively centre with loads of good food and drink place. Crucible and Lyceum theatres. Good transport links and easy access to M1. Tram is great for getting around too.
East is closest to the Peaks and is also the most expensive. Dore, Totley - or a bit closer in Ecclesall, Fulwood areas. North East is cheap and still easy access to countryside. Penistone, some parts of Stocksbridge and round that area. It's a very friendly city.

FredaFrogspawn Sun 25-Oct-20 16:48:50

Thanks bikerunski - very useful list for rightmove!

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IAintentDead Sun 25-Oct-20 16:49:34

Sorry West is closest to Peaks or South West anyway. And Pensitone etc is North West - getting my directions mixed up

FredaFrogspawn Sun 25-Oct-20 16:49:55

Good to hear it’s friendly.

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ditavonteesed Sun 25-Oct-20 16:50:10

Normally fabulous, loads of interesting places near by, lots of countryside and lovely town centre. Cheap houses. Right now it's pants (tier 3 😂)

RoobyMyrtle Sun 25-Oct-20 16:50:25

Cultural places are mostly in the town centre but everywhere is easily accessible. All the above are good but pricey (by Sheffield standards). It depends on your budget and other requirements. Where will you be working? Some bits of the city are easier to travel from/to than others.

Tinacollada Sun 25-Oct-20 16:51:22

I would consider -

Nether edge

Other lovely parts of course, but that's what I know smile

FredaFrogspawn Sun 25-Oct-20 16:58:14

I’d be retired but would be hoping to spend time with family in Manchester as well as coming back to London for visits to family there. DH would be self-employed and working from home. I’d love to get a dog and we love the peaks for walking, but also love a diverse city. We would be moving from a small London house and ideally looking for a medium sized terraced or semi property with a garden. Ideal would be to have a self contained flat in the basement for (potentially) elderly parents/rental income but I’m not sure we could manage that costwise in the areas we’d like. I get the feeling property prices there are rising faster than London. We’re not quite ready to move yet but plan a to explore the area thoroughly post-covid.

Thanks for all the advice.

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RoobyMyrtle Sun 25-Oct-20 18:21:24

If you want good value for money, look at Walkley. It's near countryside and parks, 20 minutes to town by bus and has lovely cafes.

Love51 Sun 25-Oct-20 18:27:20

@BikeRunSki gave good suggestions, then you wrote about wanting a granny annex - there are some houses in Walkley with an integral garage in the ground floor then 2 more floors above. I recently worked in one where they had converted the garage into a granny annex, then the very next post said Walkley!
Do you know your budget?

peboh Sun 25-Oct-20 18:27:31

I don't live in Sheffield, but a town very close and have many friends in Sheffield. It has good transport links, lovely culture in the centre. However I'd potentially look at areas just outside of Sheffield for living, as unless you want to spend a lot a lot of the places aren't super nice to live.

CovidClara Sun 25-Oct-20 18:31:46

i would rent yours and then rent in sheffield for at least a year. once you sell in london there is go going back

sheffield is ok but loads of better places if you have total choice

BunTooti Sun 25-Oct-20 18:32:25

I'm in one of the areas suggested by @BikeRunSki and @Tinacollada and it's exactly what you're looking for and as they describe.

susiella Sun 25-Oct-20 18:57:39

It's fab. The best city in the world. Bar none

HeddaGarbled Sun 25-Oct-20 19:02:34

Nothing useful to add except ...... you can’t shove your granny in a basement!

BikeRunSki Sun 25-Oct-20 19:04:33


It's fab. The best city in the world. Bar none

I agree. I miss living there. We’re not far away, but over into W Yorks, so cant visit at the moment.

Aragog Sun 25-Oct-20 19:07:37

I live in Lodge Moor, S10.

We can walk into the peaks. The reservoirs are about 1.5 miles walk, Strange Edge is a 3 mile walk, Hathersage is a 6 mile walk.

We are very close to the snake pass to get to Manchester.

We love it here. Feels like the best of both worlds. Close to town but also close to countryside.

FrancesFlute Sun 25-Oct-20 19:23:24

Dore and Totley Station direct train access to Manchester. Also max 5 mins drive into Peaks. Lots of semis in Totley and nice terraced in Dore. Good luck!

FredaFrogspawn Sun 25-Oct-20 20:05:55

Thank you - much appreciated! I agree a basement would have to be a nice garden flat for a granny!

Definitely worth considering renting out our London place rather than diving straight in - got a bit of time to think about it.

We aren’t in a great area of London - budget probably around £600k. I don’t know why Sheffield particularly appeals to us - we have had a couple of city breaks and also stayed in the Peaks a few times. It just seems like a really good mix of city and open spaces - in London, you have to go so far to get to somewhere wild for a great blowy walk.

Dore seems to have good access to rail links to Manchester - I do like a train and that’s a lovely line. Will look at Lodge Moor.

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FredaFrogspawn Sun 25-Oct-20 20:18:29

What’s Brincliffe like? Would it have good public transport?

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MiddleClassMother Sun 25-Oct-20 20:20:24

I live close to Sheffield, (next town over) and love to go to the city centre. There's plenty to do, although it's not exactly London which i'm used to. The town I live in is lovely and there's great transport links within the city, tram, buses, trains and taxis. Meadowhall is also hell great with plenty of decent shops.

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