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CCGGREENIE Wed 16-Sep-20 13:24:50

Hi,

I am not from Sheffield and I am planning on buying a house here with my boyfriend. However, due to neither of us being from here we are not sure as to which are the best areas. This will be our first house so we are looking at houses in the region of £200,000 to £250,000. We know we like quite a few areas near the peaks side of Sheffield but not as keen on places like Woodhouse. I was wondering if anyone who knows the area could give me some suggestions. I want to make sure I am buying something in a reasonably nice place but I know the peaks side can be quite expensive.

I will really appreciate any responses. Thankyou in advance. smile

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Violavavoom Wed 16-Sep-20 15:05:50

I am a Sheffield girl although I live rurally in the Peaks now away from the city. Areas such as Anston, Hartill are great as you still get good links into Sheffield and will have that village feel. Dronfield also has best of both worlds with a quick one stop train link into Sheffield. If you really would like to be in the peaks and dales maybe consider looking into a cottage near the train lines in Hathersage or Grindleford. It’s so quick to get into town now. I suppose I enjoy the quieter life now out of the city. Good luck with your house hunt.

Sheffielddddd Thu 17-Sep-20 12:39:01

In Sheffield the South West area is the area to buy. Avoid North or East.

An S11 or S10 postcode is ideal, so Ecclesall Road Area, Greystones, Bents green, Hunter's Bar, Nether Edge, Broomhill, Crookes, Fullwood, walkley. Dore and Totley are nice too, but 'older' and quieter.

Avoid:
Meersbrook and Heeley (cheaper and some quirky shops but awful schools and high crime.)
Woodseats (trashy and very busy traffic.)
Upperthorpe (VERY high crime)

Sheffielddddd Thu 17-Sep-20 12:42:27

Also bear in mind that the Sheffield property market has gone completely berserk, with loads of London buyers snapping up houses in the best areas.

Properties in Sheffield tend to go for the asking price or higher, and the catchment areas of the best schools adds 10s-100s of thousands of pounds to a property value. In Sheffield the good schools are very good and the bad schools are awful, this skews the market.

MrsPnut Thu 17-Sep-20 12:48:37

There are a few in that price range around Hunters Bar, Endcliffe area which is nice and vibrant as well as being close to the Botanical Gardens and Endcliffe Park.

This one is an example www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71768151.html

Sheffielddddd Thu 17-Sep-20 12:50:56

This one is on the cheaper end of your budget, but lovely

www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-97172525.html

CCGGREENIE Thu 17-Sep-20 13:02:53

Thankyou so much for all of your replies. I am going to look on right move and have a drive in the areas. I like the idea of quieter and older areas as it is what I am used to.

Does anyone know what Chapeltown is like? Someone at my boyfriends work suggested it but I know it is North of Sheffield.

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wineandcatsandlego Thu 17-Sep-20 23:21:49

Chapeltown is lovely, DH and I rented our first flat here, he's from Sheffield but a verrrry not nice area (avoid the area near Sheff Utd ground, not sure what it's called sorry) and he said he'd always liked to live up that way. Vibrant town in itself but easy access into Sheffield itself (ttain station in centre of Chap), and minutes away from the M1 so can travel anywhere else in Yorkshire (I worked Doncaster, he Leeds). Supermarket, pubs, great takeaway for kebabs opposite the petrol station grin awful KFC, lots of lovely farmland and woodland around. Schools great too, the secondary school on main rd to Ecclesfield is fantastic. Also Jumeirah Spice is the best Indian restaurant I've ever been to, and I've been to a lot! * sigh * can you tell I've been working on DH for us to move back there lol

Imetagirlcrazyfortea Fri 18-Sep-20 07:21:53

Sheffielddddd

Also bear in mind that the Sheffield property market has gone completely berserk, with loads of London buyers snapping up houses in the best areas.

Properties in Sheffield tend to go for the asking price or higher, and the catchment areas of the best schools adds 10s-100s of thousands of pounds to a property value. In Sheffield the good schools are very good and the bad schools are awful, this skews the market.

Just wondering where you heard this about London buyers snapping up Sheffield houses?

Sheffielddddd Fri 18-Sep-20 18:18:52

Just wondering where you heard this about London buyers snapping up Sheffield houses?

i'm in Sheffield, lots of my friends are selling their houses and buying bigger ones. In the S11 area mostly, 3 out of 4 of them have sold to relocating Londoners in the last 6 months!

Good if you are selling, very annoying if you are looking to buy soon (like us!)

Ukholidaysaregreat Fri 18-Sep-20 18:24:18

Sheffield is a great city. Ssshh! Don't tell anyone else!

Mumof3teens Fri 18-Sep-20 18:33:10

This is in a great area and at the cheaper end of your budget. Lots of lovely shops and coffee bars, The Forge bakery, antique shops etc.
www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-84580693.html

AltheaVestr1t Fri 18-Sep-20 20:44:20

It's true - I've recently sold (STC) a house on SW Sheffield, every second viewer was from London! S10/S11 and much of S7/S8 postcodes are extremely nice places to live, but prices have risen a lot recently.

AltheaVestr1t Fri 18-Sep-20 20:47:51

There are a few houses available in your budget in the Hunters Bar area, this is a great location near to lovely parks and next to Ecclesall road which has good shopping, bars and restaurants. Great local primary too.

CatAndHisKit Sat 19-Sep-20 02:05:03

Sheffielddddd so aer there any areas that are nice yet without good schools there? I 'm looking too and schools not an issue, so hoping to find somewhere with no great catchment yet still nice!

CatAndHisKit Sat 19-Sep-20 02:05:30

and cheaper, I mean!

FinallyFluid Sat 19-Sep-20 02:46:20

Watching

littlemsattitude Sat 19-Sep-20 03:21:23

Those house prices shock they are more than my house 100 miles further south !

AltheaVestr1t Sat 19-Sep-20 06:16:16

Unlike @Sheffieldddd, I like Meersbrook, which does have terrible schools and is therefore much cheaper. I haven't lived there for years though and it may well have changed in that time.

happylittlechick Sat 19-Sep-20 07:07:34

I think people assume houses to be dirt cheap but some areas of sheffield are expensive. I'd stick to S11/10/7 or 8. I doubt you'd be able to afford much in totley or dore.
What do you need in terms of house size? Schools? Is work city centre?

Sheffielddddd Sat 19-Sep-20 15:08:19

Sheffielddddd so aer there any areas that are nice yet without good schools there? I 'm looking too and schools not an issue, so hoping to find somewhere with no great catchment yet still nice!

Bradway's quite nice, quiet and ruralish. Net to Ddore and Totley but houses are cheaper as though the primary school is nice, the secondary school (Meadowhead) is grim, so house prices are kept low by this.

I would avoid Meersbrook because of the crime and social issues tbh, even apart from the schools, but if you are on a budget and need to be closish to the city centre it's not dreadful. A family I know who live there, though, have been burgled once a year for the last 10 years!

Sheffielddddd Sat 19-Sep-20 15:09:39

Those house prices shock they are more than my house 100 miles further south !

The naice areas of sheffield are very hipster and trendy, it's a mini bubble! A bit like the difference between harrogate and bradford, up north in Yorkshire is not all the same

littlemsattitude Sat 19-Sep-20 16:49:32

Sheffielddddd

*Those house prices shock they are more than my house 100 miles further south !*

The naice areas of sheffield are very hipster and trendy, it's a mini bubble! A bit like the difference between harrogate and bradford, up north in Yorkshire is not all the same


I've heard it said that the difference between Harrogate and parts of Bradford is the same as the difference between Peckham a la Trotter and Belgravia grin

Guymere Sat 19-Sep-20 16:55:09

Not sure the info on Healey and Meersbrook is up to date. These are now popular family areas and schools are certainly ok. Carfield Primary is greatly improved and Newfield secondary is so much better than 10 years ago. It’s a slightly bohemian area but it’s a lot cheaper than the leafy suburbs.

I would go and have a look rather than relying on out of touch info on here.

Sheffielddddd Sat 19-Sep-20 17:45:42

Guymere - It's 'Heeley' not 'Healey' confused

And my information is based on living in Sheffield and knowing Heeley/Meersbrook very well. I was in Heeley on Thursday with work.What are you basing your knowledge on?

It's cheaper because the schools are awful and because of the crime. Why do you think it's cheaper than Crookes, greystones or Totley? If people want to buy there, great, but the OP asked for Sheffield knowledge of the best areas.

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