The City of Sheffield boasts a population of over 550,000, which makes it the fifth largest city in Britain. It can be found in the South Yorkshire District. Its location is very central and housing prices are considered very affordable in comparison to other nearby cities and towns. It also has all the modern amenities which attract people to the town.
It has a modern transportation, including a network of railway and motorway. There are a lot of options available to any person looking for a home to rent in Sheffield. To make the decision a little easier and in order to choose the best location in Sheffield for you here are a few pointers to consider.
The availability of good schools
It is very important to look at the history and performance of the schools in the district you intend to live in. The performance of the schools will vary by age group. The best performing schools are usually the result of a joint effort between parents and students. Therefore, good results from a school indicate not only the work done by teachers and administrators, but can also provide answers about the type and quality of the families in the neighbourhood. A good indicator of the type and quality of the neighbourhood that is best for you is usually top level schools even if you do not have children.
Although most towns try to downplay crime statistics the truth is that crime is in every neighbourhood, city and town. It is important to pay attention to the statistics however, as the level of and types of crime will vary in different areas.
The available statistics on houses being sold and rented are also a good indicator of the best places to live. Neighbourhoods that are in demand or up and coming will have a vibrant and active real estate market where houses are constantly being rented or sold. There will of course be exceptions, but in general the best neighbourhoods to live in are the ones where the homes are quickly rented or sold as soon as they come onto the market. The down side is that some of these neighbourhoods are among the pricier ones because of the very reasons described above.
Look to the future
Presently the most affluent communities are those towards the South Western end of Sheffield. This area is home to some of the most successful and fabulous homes in Sheffield. These homes are usually priced way above the average renter's budget. An ideal way to afford a home in Sheffield while still taking advantage of the best homes, crime rates, and school zones are looking to the future and planning ahead.
Look for the up and coming communities that have the potential for growth and development. In the next few years these homes may represent the best of Sheffield homes. If you are considering renting a home in Sheffield visit Netmovers.
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Published on behalf of Mr. Sam Jones. He writes for the Commercial Department at Netmovers. You can find Sam on Google+.