If you have decided on Sheffield as the place to gain your degree then you will need to do some studying before you arrive to ensure that you choose the right area to live in. Sheffield has thrown off the majority of its grey industrial past and has emerged as a cosmopolitan city which embraces creativity, technology and sport. There are plenty of exciting places to rent student flats in Sheffield and below are the top five options…
1. Ecclesall Road
Ecclesall Road is one of the most popular areas to rent student flats in Sheffield thanks to the diverse selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and independent shops which line this main road to the city centre. The restaurants feature everything from fine Italian dining in Nonnas to Mexican snack and drinks bar Abuelos and the bars include sports bar Champs and flash cocktail bar the Walnut Club. The campuses of both universities are easily reached by foot and Hallam’s Collegiate Crescent campus is just off Ecclesall Road.
If you are going to the University of Sheffield and are looking to rent student flats in Sheffield then Broomhill is the ideal location as many of the main university buildings are within walking distance (there are also excellent bus routes into the city centre). Broomhill is slightly further out of Sheffield than Ecclesall Road but this gives the area a village-style feel which many students prefer and there is an excellent selection of shops, restaurants and cheap pubs to choose from.
3. City Centre
If you want to be part of the action then the city centre is the best place to rent student flats in Sheffield. Modern complexes such as West One are extremely popular as they feature smart apartments with restaurants and bars right on the doorstep. The Devonshire Quarter is another popular area thanks to the wide variety of boutique shops, restaurants and bars (many of which feature regular live music). Both university campuses are within walking distance and there are plenty of buses to campuses out of the city centre.
4. Norfolk Park
The Supertram links Norfolk Park to the city centre so you can enjoy the more spacious and greener living this area offers and still benefit from the city centre amenities. The huge park is ideal for a Sunday afternoon kick-about or a relaxing place to enjoy a walk or a coffee at the cafe.
Popular with University of Sheffield students, Crookes is a lively area which is around a ten minute bus ride from the city centre. The main road features a plethora of pubs which offer cheap food and drinks as well as a range of restaurants including the popular Casanova Italian restaurant and Spin Rocs tapas bar. When you rent student flats in Sheffield you may find that Crookes is a cheaper option than Ecclesall Road and Broomhill as it’s a little further out.