Local area guide

Living in Sheffield

Get ready to fall in love with this super liveable South Yorkshire city, where sustainability and urban buzz harmonise with the natural beauty of the Peak District.

Your guide to moving to Sheffield

Why Sheffield is a good place to live

Sheffield is a great place to live for so many reasons. It has a proud industrial history, giving it the nickname The Steel City - but it’s today reimagined as a thriving university city with a cool urban edge.

Set on green rolling hills and 150 miles of waterways (including five rivers), the landscape is a major draw in choosing to live in Sheffield. The UK's fifth largest city has more trees per person than any city in Europe and it’s alive with culture, from theatres and galleries to music festivals and eclectic street art. The nightlife is buzzing and the diverse culinary scene will have your taste buds dancing.

Locals are a friendly bunch and community spirit thrives here, with a local attitude that's forward-thinking, liberal and inclusive. The two universities attract a diverse crowd and make Sheffield one of the top student cities in the country, while strong digital and creative industries make it a hotbed for emerging talent.

Living in Sheffield places you within the dramatic peaks of the Peak District National Park. Scenic trails, winding rivers, quaint villages, cosy pubs - it’s all close at hand as Sheffield truly offers the best of both worlds.

What is Sheffield famous for?

Sheffield is famous for its steel production, with a worldwide reputation for producing high-quality steel and cutlery. While steel production has now declined, the city's legacy in the industry remains a prominent part of its identity.

Things to do in Sheffield

Foodies, shopaholics, sports fans, music heads - there’s something for everyone in Sheffield.

The bar, restaurant and cafe scene has exploded in recent years, with Sheffield’s culinary scene now steeped in accolades. Restaurant Jöro is an elegant spot with an elevated British tasting menu, set within the Krynkl shipping container development. Brunch options include Tamper, a New Zealand coffee shop claiming the best brew in the city, and Forge Bakehouse, a bakery-cross-café famous for its award-winning ciabatta.

Sheffield is widely known as the birthplace of the UK’s craft ale scene and is home to more than 50 breweries. They’re well worth a visit to sample delicious local ales and beers.

When it comes to sport, Sheffield offers unbeatable facilities to both watch and take part. EIS Sheffield is one of the largest multi sports centres in the country, while ICE Sheffield has two Olympic ice pads. The city has two top ice hockey teams and two football clubs, as well as a wide range of local facilities and sports clubs.

Sheffield is home to world-renowned theatres, such as the Lyceum and the Crucible (which is also the home of the world snooker championship), as well as venues hosting art exhibitions, food and music festivals. Meadowhall is one of the largest indoor shopping centres in England, but look out for the quirky independent retail experience too. Sheffield has a thriving retro and vintage scene in the smaller streets of the city centre.

Average asking prices in Sheffield today

We update our average asking prices daily using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£180,000

327 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£370,000

481 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£220,000

472 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£130,000

449 properties for sale

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Local pubs in Sheffield

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  • Museum

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1

    Ales & British pub grub served in a casual locale with leather furnishings & dark-wood accents.

  • Bessemer

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1

    Perfect place to get together with friends and family. Catch up over a coffee or grab a bite to eat

  • Public

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1

    Table service bar. Cocktails, food, wine, aperitivo and vinyl records. *Walk-ins still available*

  • All Bar One

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1

    Stylish city bar where you can catch up with friends, unwind after work or simply find a sophisticated space to indulge in an excellent selection of food and drink.

  • Botanist

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1

    A pioneer of modern Botanical Gardens; Sheffield is home to the latest intriguing establishment. Where innovation and invention continues by way of the botanical cocktail.

  • Head of Steam

    Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1

    Cask | Craft | Live Music

Transport in Sheffield

Trains

Sheffield Station has extensive train services connecting the city to various destinations. High-speed trains link Sheffield to London St Pancras International with a journey time of around two hours. Direct services to major cities like Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham make Sheffield Station a key rail hub in the region.

Trams

Sheffield's Supertram network is well-known as the best way to get to major spots in the city. It links Meadowhall shopping centre, the universities and Sheffield Arena through a convenient system of mini stations.

Buses

The local bus network makes it easy navigate Sheffield by bus. The Sheffield Interchange is the major bus station that provides connections to different parts of the city and beyond.

Park and Ride

Sheffield has an impressive eight Park and Ride facilities dotted around the outskirts of the city. Take your pick from Dore & Totley Station, Halfway, IKEA Sheffield, Malin Bridge, Meadowhall, Middlewood, Nunnery Square and Valley Centertainment.

Car

Sheffield enjoys good road connectivity, with the M1 motorway running north-south and linking to Leeds (1 hour), Nottingham (2 hours) and London (3 hours).

The A57, also known as the Snake Pass, offers a picturesque route through the Peak District to Manchester, making it a popular choice for scenic drives.

Car journeys to the centre of Sheffield can be busy at peak times, so many locals opt for cycling or public transport instead.

Airports

Since Robin Hood Airport closed in 2022, Manchester Airport is the closest major airport. You can reach this international gateway in around 1.5 hours by car or train.

The smaller Leeds Bradford Airport is reachable in about 1.5 hours too, offering a more limited range of flights.

Transport connections

Sheffield
National Rail
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Darnall
National Rail
2.5 miles / 4.0 km
Meadowhall
National Rail
3.4 miles / 5.5 km
Dore & Totley
National Rail
4.2 miles / 6.8 km
Woodhouse
National Rail
4.8 miles / 7.7 km
Dronfield
National Rail
5.5 miles / 8.9 km

Schools in Sheffield

Sheffield is known for its strong educational landscape, offering a wide range of state and independent options. Dobcroft Infant School and Totley All Saints Church of England Primary School are popular for younger kids, while King Edward VII School and Silverdale School are highly rated for secondary education. Sheffield High Schools for Girls is a well-regarded independent school.

Sheffield has excellent sixth form colleges like Notre Dame High School and Longley Park Sixth Form College, preparing students for higher education or vocational careers.

Sheffield is well known for its top universities - the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. They offer a diverse range of courses and bring a vibrant student scene to the city.

Schools in Sheffield

UTC Sheffield City Centre
Ages: 13 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2020)
Springfield Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Netherthorpe Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
The Sheffield College
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Bethany School
Ages: 4 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Seven Hills School
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)