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Sheffield Student Properties

Built on seven hills and located in the charming county of Yorkshire, Sheffield feels more like a village than a city. The city is host to an enormous range of vastly different student properties, from privately let Victorian terraces to state of the art student flats in large city centre accommodation blocks. There are plenty of student areas to settle down in, and a huge assortment of both Sheffield University accommodation and Sheffield Hallam University accommodation.

Sheffield city centre

Sheffield city centre

Sheffield Student Property Guide

For those who have visited the area already it will come as no surprise that the city has been named one of the happiest places in the UK. With its massive variety of student houses, flats, student apartments and halls, however, choosing a place to live in Sheffield can be a little daunting. The important thing to remember is not to rush. Although it’s common in Sheffield for students to start looking for accommodation in November, there’s plenty to go around, and deciding who you want to live with isn’t a quick or easy choice.

If you’re part of a group, make sure ground rules are set down, and that everyone is happy with the property. If you fancy going it alone, the student properties available in Sheffield also contain a great range of self-contained flats, single person spots in larger blocks, and studio apartments.

Use our guide to help you decide where you want to live, then find your perfect student property from our extensive listings by using our accommodation search tool.

University Accommodation in Sheffield

In Sheffield, each corner of the city has a completely different atmosphere, and it’s important to make sure you make home in a part of the city that suits you. One of the main things you’ll want to pay attention to when choosing which area to live in is how close it is to your university. Some areas are mainly populated with Sheffield Hallam University accommodation and some with University of Sheffield accommodation. Others areas, like the city centre, have a mix of students from both universities.

Student accomodation map of Sheffield

Map courtesy of University of Sheffield

If you’re new to university, halls of residence is the most popular choice; student houses and flats are predominantly popular with returning students. Both accommodate all levels of students.

Properties on West Street and the Devonshire Green area are perfect if you want to be smack bang in the middle of Sheffield’s fantastic night-life. Although at the top of the student accommodation price range, the area offers flats that have fabulous bars and clubs directly downstairs.

West Street, Sheffield

West Street, Sheffield

Sheffield University Accommodation

For students looking for Sheffield University student accommodation, Crookes is one of the most popular places. Although it may be up a fair few hills, the cheap prices and stunning views make up for all that legwork. Lower-key than central areas, the atmosphere is easy going and friendly. Walkley is also just down the road, which is perfect for people wishing to live in a more residential, less student-based area.

Down on the other side of the University, and in wonderfully close proximity, Broomhall and Broomhill are both also popular areas for Sheffield University accommodation. The pubs are brilliant, and if the Friery is already your second home, maybe Broomhill should be your first.

Crookes Valley Park, Sheffield

Crookes Valley Park

Sheffield Hallam University Accommodation

Ecclesall road is a popular area for Sheffield Hallam University accommodation. It’s great for restaurants and bars, accompanied with convenient corner shops and supermarkets. It’s also a haven for independent shops and parks, and is extremely near to Sheffield Hallam University’s Collegiate campus.

If Ecclesall road isn’t for you, you may be interested in the Sharrow and Highfields area of the city for Sheffield Hallam University accommodation. Located south of the city centre, there’s a close-knit community feel and hundreds of places to grab a bite to eat on the walk in for a lecture if you didn’t make time for breakfast.

Shoreham Street, Bramall Lane, and London Road run parallel to each other and all offer affordable accommodation in quieter areas mixed with residents. London Road is bursting with Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants as well as shisha bars and pubs, making it a great place to settle down for a year or more.

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