Where To Live in Sheffield

Where to Live & What You Should Consider

When you start looking for a new home there are many things you consider; finances, mortgages and the best deal for you. When it comes to the house you will also be considering alot of factors such as the best location, local amenities, and value for your money. Let’s take a look at some of the things to consider when you start looking for your new home.

1. Location

The location is one of the most important factors. Whether you want a city location or looking for a more rural setting, you’ll need to consider this carefully. This could affect many things including your commute to work, access to local amenities, shops, schools etc.

2. Transport

There are many options available allowing a person to get to work but it is best you choose what is the most accessible and beneficial to you. Depending on how you get to work it may be useful to look into major transport links, railway or bus station, motorway links.

3. Schools, Colleges

For those with children, an important factor is usually the quality of the local school. You will probably already taken a look at the school league tables and will have some thoughts on which school(s) you would like your children to attend. You will then need to check the catchment areas, this will then provide you with the area to consider your new home

4. Local Amenities

What you are looking for from the local area may differ depending on your lifestyle. Some of the things you may consider are the proximity of local shops, the nearest supermarket and maybe how close you are to bars, restaurants. You may also like to have local parks, open spaces, gym’s etc. We recommend you make a shortlist, what you need and what you would ‘like’. When you find a house you are interested in you can then compare with your ‘wish list’

5. Family & Friends

This is a personal choice and will be dependant on your circumstances and influenced on whether for example, you need family support with the children, help with school runs and childcare. Your friends are important so so it may also be that you would like to be as close to them as possible, or at least just a short distance away.

6. Value for Money

Value for money. Where you buy your next home will affect how far your money will go and what you get in a home for the money you spend. So you may need to compromise on location to get what you are looking for in your new house

7. Community

Shen we are looking where to live, some of us like to be ‘part of the community’ so may like to see you local area involved in arts, crafts, book fayres, local events at the community hall etc, so take time to look and see what happens in the local area, ask the estate agent to find out for you or look at local websites.

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