Moving to Sheffield - The guide of all guides
Below is a general introduction to life and the areas to consider before relocating to Leeds. The essential areas such as property, schooling, transport and social community are all detailed in brief for you to review.
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Sheffield is a stunning City set on the edge of the Peak District offering something for everyone. With its close proximity to the Peak District National Park, for walking, climbing and mountain biking it is always popular for those who like the outdoor lifestyle. Dependent on which population statistics you look at, Sheffield is similar in size to that of Leeds with approximately 500,000 people. In the wider South Yorkshire region where Sheffield is based there is approximately 1.3 million people. Within the City, there are hundreds of years of history from the medieval, industrial revolution to the post industrial twenty first century quarters of the City centre. This has resulted in some stunning buildings throughout the City which are mixed with the newer buildings to suit modern day living.
As for living in Sheffield, property prices are slightly less than other nearby cities at approximately £180,000 for a standard 3 bedroom property. Retnals are more reasonable also with City Centre pricing being a lot more cost effective than Manchester and Leeds. If you choose to relocate to Sheffield the area offers well priced property, a welcoming City and some of the most amazing scenery the UK has to offer
The city centre is a comfortable size for walking and offers something for everyone in terms of entertainment and culture. As for property, there is a mix of the new style apartments with floor to ceiling windows and the characterful apartments which have been redeveloped using historic buildings. With pricing from £725 - £775 for a standard one bed and £850 - £900 for a two bedroom apartment, this is well priced for UK standards. Some of the popular residential developments include the likes of St Pauls, Kelham Island and West One all of which offer something slightly different.
As for suburban living, the large majority of Sheffield’s popular suburbs are situated to the South and West of the City. These suburbs are nestled between the City and the delights of the Peak District which is a perfect area for those who love the outdoor lifestyle. Some of these suburbs include areas like Dore, Fulwood and Crookes yet there are plenty more to consider dependent on your requirements.
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Schools & Education
Sheffield has a good selection of primary and secondary education for both state and private schools. There are a variety of schooling options which can be based around academic performance and religion also. Some of the areas are detailed areas in the property section are due to the great schools within these areas. If you wish to live in the City, then there are some great secondary schools situated just 1 – 2 miles outside the City. As for the suburbs, there are a range of primary and secondary schools all of which vary in academic performance.
Some of the high ranking primary schools within Sheefield are Dore and Totley Primary school situated to the South West of the City. As for secondary schools Notre Dame, Tapton and King Ecgbert are great schools.
In terms of higher education, the Universities of Sheffield is within the 35 in the UK as well as the city having Sheffield Hallam University also. There are more post graduates remain in Sheffield than any other city and with a nice blend of the outdoors, good schools and great entertainment options it is easy to see why. In terms of employment there are five teaching hospitals, two Universities and a large Civil Service contingency as well as a host of multinational companies who have based their operations here.
Infrastructure & Connectivity
Transport wise there is an excellent train hub with services to London every hour and every 2 hours to other major cities such as Manchester, Leeds, York, Nottingham. As for buses and driving these are regularly available throughout the majority of suburbs to the City, and if driving you will become an expert in hill starts.
In terms of international travel, the best option would be Manchester Aiport which is just over one hour away by train. If your flight is within Europe, then Leeds Bradford and East Midlands airport will also be an option for you.
Sheffield is a welcoming city and supportive of those new to the area. Built on 7 hills the surrounding countryside is stunning and there are many networking groups such as Meet Up to meet like minded people. If you enjoy shopping on your weekends then the nearby Meadowhall offers everything under one roof and is only a short commute from the City Centre. One things the locals like is to call you ‘love’ which in Sheffield translates into friend. It may be a stranger when shopping or a new friend when visiting neighbours but don’t be surprised when hearing this and generally the answer is: Yes, how are you?
Businesses in Leeds
Sheffield is particularly well known for its industry and steel manufacturing which has attracted a range of businesses working within these sectors. Its easily accessible to motorways and is ideal for companies who require large operational areas.Compnaies such as Outokumpo, Novoform Europe and SIG have based their UK operations here.
Sheffield is an inviting City particularly for those who love the outdoor lifestyle. Property prices are reasonable as well as good schooling in the area and specific industries base their operations here which attract many to relocate to Sheffield.