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Student Article - Sheffield Accomodation!
Author: Emily Mcdool
Although some of you will just be getting cosy in your new student pad or recovering from freshers flu, that dreaded time of year is upcoming where you and your mates have to trudge around looking at countless 6 bedroom terraced student house conversions for somewhere to live next year. But Fear not! Accommodation hunting doesn’t have to be as excruciating as it sounds. With a few facts and figures about the Sheffield student housing market, you could be on your way to finding the best student pad in town.
Unfortunately, not all of us are as lucky as some University of Lincoln students who were recently moved into a 24 bedroom mansion rather than temporary accommodation, so its time to get up and get searching. Accommodation is first come, first serve, so to get the best housing, when it comes to searching, the earlier, the better.
There are plenty of areas in Sheffield classed as ‘student areas’ from City centre to Hunters Bar to Crookesmoore, there’s something for everyone with Eccelsall road and Devonshire quarters being given the greatest student scores whilst areas such Norfolk park, Lowfields and Netheredge being given the lowest rated scores by students.
If your ideal house is located within a leafy Sheffield suburb but with the local necessities (pubs) nearby, then Broomhill could be the perfect place for you. Alternatively if you’re looking for a place with authentic restaurants and busy bars in close proximity, then London road may be a good place to look. If you’re and your mates are the outdoorsy type, Crookes could offer you the surroundings you require, with plentiful parks and the peak district located within walking distance. Sheffield offers accommodation to suit all needs, with the University being close to the centre, the hustle and bustle of the city centre shops, bars and clubs could tempt you in to city and Devonshire accommodation.
There is also high variation in the rent prices across the city which can start at around £15 per week but could reach as high as £172! It is vital that you shop around to find the best rental prices and deals whilst meeting your requirements and needs within reason (it goes without saying that a pool and gym included within a £15 per week budget may be a slight underestimation) However, if it is a pool and gym you are looking for, there is actually accommodation which will meet your requirements! The average traditional student house share in Sheffield will cost you on average £55 to £65 per week whilst purpose build accommodation will set you back at an average of £75 - £80 a week.
For all your accommodation needs from a room to a house and even a flatmate, can help. With plenty of student accommodation to offer, free registration, emails of housing matching your criteria and access to landlord contact details to find out more about that perfect house, there really is only one place you need to stop off.


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