Top Five Sheffield Areas to live in as a student

Sheffield is a city set on seven hills, with a city centre that’s coming back in a big way and with a countryside that’s hard to rival, you’ll never be stuck for a nice place to live. With this in mind, we at Crash Pads have taken the time to highlight the best potential areas for you to hang your hat:

Sheffield City Centre is increasingly popular student locationCity Centre

Now this one is naturally a bit of a given… But, living in Sheffield city centre isn't straightforward. Just like Sheffield as a whole, each little area has its own character. If you live around the West Street and Cathedral district then you’ll find it much busier, night and day. If you live nearer the train station and the theatre district you’ll find a slower pace of coffee shops in the day and a lively feel when the sun goes down.


One of the most famous student suburbs in Sheffield and that’s that. Set on a hill side, this area is home to terrace housing that’s perfect for those students who are looking for a touch of home life. Even the Sheffield band, The Crookes took their name from the area since they loved it so much as students.


Sandwiched between the hip London Road area and the more upmarket Ecclesall Road, there is truly something for everyone here, restautants are a particular treasure trove - every type of cuisine you can think of and quite a few more that you won't have even heard of. Also close to the city centre when the you find the bright lights calling.

Ecclesall Road

A hot spot for students, typically those who attend Sheffield Hallam. Undoubtedly, “Eccy Road” is one of Sheffield’s defining features. Heaving with shops, restaurants and bars, this is the place to be when your parents visit.

City Road & Norfolk Park

Rich in culture, the City Road area of Sheffield is arguably one of Sheffield’s most historic suburbs. Set behind the famous Park Hill development, this area is just far enough away from the centre to provide some quiet if you need it, but not too far to be detached if you do want to be close to some proper Sheffield action. 

Student houses throughout Sheffield

Here at Crash Pads we have a portfolio of student houses in all the main student areas. Contact us today for our latest available properties. 

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