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Living in Sheffield, England:
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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Sheffield, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked 15 people living in Sheffield what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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15 comments on “Sheffield”

It’s very cold but beautiful if you live on the fringes near the Peak District.

Not big enough to be scary, but a thriving city all the same. Caters to all! Very friendly, there is a sense of community wherever you end up. Sad to leave, but ever inward.

Jessica, says: 2023

Sheffield is a multicultural city. There are two popular and reputable universities, and a plethora of colleges and schools. It has a large city centre with many and varied retail establishments and restaurants and several theatres. There is a good public transport system, including both rail, tram and buses.

Sheffield is a large city in the North of England, approximately an hour east of Manchester and half an hour south of Leeds. It has excellent transport links both within the city and for travel around the country. Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in the UK, with many parks within its boundaries. The city is also on the edge of the beautiful Peak District, featuring such lovely villages as Bakewell and Castleton, and the historically beautiful Chatsworth House.

Giuseppina, says: 2020

Sheffield is the greenest city in Europe. It used to have a thriving steel industry and was famous for making cutlery. It is, by many, to be a friendly city and is often referred to as the largest village in England. Sheffield is in South Yorkshire.

Isabella, says: 2020

Sheffield is in South Yorkshire. It is the fourth largest city in England. It is probably most well known for its steel industry. It also has lots of hills and some very nice views. Sheffield and the surrounding areas, such as the Peak District, are great for walking. Sheffield is also a good place to shop as it has a large shopping centre called Meadowhall.

Sheffield is most famous for its steel industry. Due to Sheffield supplying the majority of the world with steel, the name The Steel City was coined in honor of this great city! The city is also known for its music. Sheffield is home to some of the worlds biggest bands such as; The Arctic Monkeys, Def Leppard and The Human League.

Sheffield reeks with age, is average and bland. Tall green trees are scattered around the city and is constantly drenched in rain. Stores are evolving yet people are blinded to ambition. People are hungry with greed for more but are uncertain with what they exactly desire. Despite happiness running away with the sun, the nights remain comforting.

Vanessa, says: 2020

Sheffield is a city surrounded by countryside of the most spectacular type. It is, consequently, a fantastic destination for people who like to exercise outdoors or partake in associated activities. It has many other positive points too. These include a wide-ranging industrial heritage, local civic traditions and a history that can be traced back to the Iron Age. Unfortunately since the 1980s, the city has struggled financially because of the closure of many of its local industries. In some respects therefore, the town looks jaded and crime is on the rise.

Ashleigh, says: 2020

Sheffield has an industrial past, predominantly coal mining and steel. These industries are in decline, as illustrated in the film ‘The Full Monty’ which was released in 1997. Today, the city is better known for being one of the greenest cities in the UK. It is also on the edge of the Peak District National Park.

Sheffield is a wonderful city combining a mixture of leafy, outdoor areas and many examples of the industrial history that has enriched it. Whether it is a day out, walking in the Peak District ending in a pub lunch or spending the day pacing the streets of the city centre, fulfilling shopping needs and resting in a chic cocktail bar after, Sheffield has it all. Public transport is plentiful, should you wish to try and be as green as a large amount of our residents but there is also ample parking.

Sheffield is a great place. The city has a the feeling of a small town whilst still having all the amenities one would expect from a city. Sheffield is known for its proximity to the Peak District but it also has more green spaces than any other city.

Sheffield is in the United Kingdom. Anyone relocating here would have to know which areas are safe and which are not. This is important as armed gangs proliferate in certain districts. Consequently, the North and East of Sheffield are thought of as places that strangers, including those from other parts of the city, should avoid. However, the city centre itself is not immune to outbreaks of violence because it has become a mecca of cheap drinking ‘joints’. The police are rarely to be found. The most pleasing environments are to be found in the wests of Sheffield, particularly around the University.

Sheffield is an industrialised city that specialises in the production of steel. It is the fourth largest city in England and is in the north. There are many sports teams within the city’s boundaries, catering to a variety of tastes. The M1 motorway is the main artery that runs adjacent to the city.

Anyone moving to my city should know it is a very hilly city as it is built on the Pennines. Also our city is well known for the production of Sheffield steel, to be of the finest quality for making cutlery. The city can be very cold in winter due to its location.

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