Schools and Housing


Situated in the heart of England, Sheffield presents itself as an ideal location for living and working and offers one of the best value environments to live in.

Research shows that the city is not only 25% less expensive to live in than London, it is actually 10% cheaper than the national average.  When you factor in the fact that Sheffield is the only city with a National Park within its boundary, that’s at least two good reasons for living here!

Whether it’s the urban lifestyle of the city centre, a family home in a leafy suburb, or a cottage in the rural Peak District, Sheffield offers something to suit everyone.

An abundance of fashionable apartments and developments mean city living is a convenient, fun and affordable option for those who enjoy and appreciate busy city life – all in one of the safest cities in England.

If you prefer to live further out, then Sheffield’s many suburbs offer a variety of choice of types of property, from traditional terraces, Edwardian Villas, 1930’s semis, through to modern build apartments and family homes. With an average travel to work time of just 23 minutes, plus excellent transport links; it offers great value for money.

If the rural life appeals, you may be surprised that you can have this and yet still enjoy a reasonable commute into the city centre – with the Peak District, Hope Valley and attractive market towns on your doorstep, the choice is endless.



The city offers a wide variety in terms of education choices, in both the state and private sector, with 13 popular private schools within Sheffield or in easy commuting distance of the city.

Sheffield is at the forefront of educational developments, with the establishment of one of the country’s first University Technical Colleges, due to open in 2013. This will offer an expanded curriculum focusing on industry requirements and practical business skills, as well as high academic standards. For further information on schools in the city, please see Sheffield City Council's website.

If you are benchmarking the city on behalf of a client, or making an investment case for your business, contact us on +44 (0)114 223 2407 as we may be able to assist.