Filled with a mix of well-presented, well priced terraces, semi-detached and detached properties, Crookes with its local amenities, nearby schools and good transport links has long been a sought after area. Boasting some of the best panoramic views in the city from Bolehills, it is extremely popular with families and city professionals.
THINGS TO DO
Bolehills to the north is popular with dog walkers and there is also Lydgate Park and Crookes Valley Park also great. The M1 is fairly close for attractions a little further afield, the Peak District is just to the west for days in the country and Sheffield city centre is filled with attractions.
EATING & DRINKING
You have a number of choices to choose from down the main Northfields Road and Crookes Road. These include the Casanova Pizzeria, Rama's Bridge Restaurant and Zara's Indian. On top of this, there is a fish and chip shop and international cuisine takeaways as well as pubs like The Old Grindstone, The Princess Royal, Masons Arms, The Cobden View Hotel, The Punchbowl, The Ball Inn and Noah's Ark.
As well as a Sainsbury's Local and Co-Op, Crookes has a pharmacy, butcher's, pet shop, charity shops, a barbers and more. For retail stores, Meadowhall is the closest shopping centre and you have the variety of high street shops in Sheffield city centre.
Schools in the area include:
Westways Primary School
Lydgate Infant School
Broomhill Infant School
Walkley Primary School
King Edward VII School
Notre Dame High School
Living in Crookes allows easy access to the centre with a short walk or quick bus journey from the suburb. It is also close to the A61 for getting out of the city and also next to the Peak District National Park. The nearest airport is Robin Hood airport half an hour away although Manchester, Leeds/Bradford and East Midlands are only an hour.
Meaning, nook or corner of land, Crookes has a long history and funerary remains from about 1500 BC were found here in 1887. Sparsely populated until the turnpike road to Glossop was opened in the 1790s, the out-of-city location made it a popular 'holiday' spot for residents in the town. Today, it is a sought after area to live in with easy access to Sheffield.
DID YOU KNOW?
Joe Cocker OBE, the Sheffield Soul Shouter, who is classed as one of the best singers ever was born here in 1944.