Moving to Sheffield with regular London commute

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MindDisco Sun 16-Dec-18 20:56:06


I was born in Sheffield and grew up close by but have lived in London now for over ten years. I know the areas I grew up in but that was a very long time ago and I'm sure a lot has changed.

I've recently got a much more flexible job with the idea to buy our first house in Sheffield and commute to London for 1-2 days a week, and the remainder working from home. My partner will do similar

We've got a budget of up to £350k and are first time buyers that like old houses instead of new builds. Looking for a minimum of 3/4 bedrooms (we need office space for working at home). Looking to start a family within 1-2 years of moving.

Does anyone have any areas they would recommend within that price range and also that would enable a quick journey to the train station? I don't drive, so was thinking being on the tram route would make getting to a 7am train a bit quicker. I'm worried about relying on buses, but maybe I've been in London traffic too long.

Any recommendations gratefully received. I'm really looking forward to coming home and being closer to my family.

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JRFP Mon 22-Jun-20 22:21:56

Hi, I know this thread is really old but this is almost my exact situation now... I wonder @MindDisco if you made the move? and what you learned?!

SunSparkle Mon 22-Jun-20 22:28:17


I'm the poster formally known as MindDisco.

I did make the move - about 6 months ago. Bought a beautiful 5 bedroom house in S11 bang on our budget of £350k.

I commute to London regularly and take the bus into the city centre (very quick at 6:45 in the morning) and then the fast train down at 7:25. I'm at my London desk by 10am. I commute back on the 18:30ish train via Doncaster and get home by 9:15pm ish so not so bad once a week.

We looked at other areas but I love Ecclesall Road and Endcliffe park and felt very happy here when we viewed the property. Only watch out is parking is a nightmare but as I don't drive, it's not a problem for me. It is quite a car orientated city in some places but I've found buses and walking just fine for the most part.

Ask me anything else you want to know!

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