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Where to buy a house in Sheffield

Posted 12/08/2016

We recently did a piece on well-known and up-and-coming areas to buy a house in Leeds to help those in the market pinpoint the best areas for their purchase. That was a great success and a place of similar diversity, with a fast growing economy that we operate in is the city of Sheffield, so here we take a look at some of the top spots to look out for when buying a house in the Steel City.

In the centre

Thanks to extensive redevelopments in the centre - last March, there was talk of a near £500m new shopping district - there are numerous new build and apartments around. This has seen places like the urban glasshouse of Sheffield Winter Garden become real focal points in the city.

Our branch manager Hugh Sneddon sees Kelham Island as one of the top up-and-coming areas near to the city centre:

Kelham Island is an area just on the fringes of the city centre that is the historic industrial centre of Sheffield. The many former brick built cutlery works and such have been converted to trendy apartments and there a real artisan restaurant scene and real ale revival. Sheffield is the self-declared real ale capital and several great boozers are located in this amazing little part of town. A big new development here means it’s definitely an up and coming area.

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Suburbs

Sheffield is famed for being built on seven hills - Britain’s answer to Rome! - and these are home to some of the best out of town living in the north. A third of the city is located in the Peak District National Park and there is a claim to being Europe’s greenest city. They all have a distinctive feel but our top three are:

Ecclesall is the affluent south-west corner of Sheffield and is home to the city’s most expensive homes. On top of this, the main road is known as the golden mile on account of the mix of shops, bars and restaurants - as well as the beautiful botanical gardens.

Somewhere that is popular with students and families alike is the leafy district of Broomhill. A mix of backgrounds, it is a bustling and cosmopolitan place to live that is handily next to the universities and major hospitals.

If you want a variety of homes then Hillsborough is a good place to take a look. From terraces to bigger homes, this traditionally working class part of town has its own shopping centre and is home to Sheffield Wednesday football club. A large, densely populated area north of the city centre, you can find good deals here.

Further afield

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Once villages in their own right and now part of the large city, places like Dore and Totley to the west and Grenoside and Worrall to the North are all within striking distance of the city but also on the doorstep of the peaks.

For more expensive homes, the affluent villages of Hathersage and Bradfield are not technically in Sheffield but these areas of the Peak District are home to some of the finest country retreats that are in commutable distance to Sheffield.

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