Dore is a suburb located to the southwest of the city centre, on a hill above the river Sheaf. It has a rich history as an independent village -- earliest recordings trace Dore's history back to the 9th century as the place where King Egbert of Wessex established his reign over the entire kingdom. In recent years, Dore has acquired a reputation for being one of Sheffield's wealthiest suburbs and for its residents who enjoy a tight-knit community feel. Overall, considering its high quality of life as well as its proximity to the Peak District, Dore is definitely one of the best areas to live in Sheffield.
LEAFY QUITE VICTORIAN HOUSES CLOSE TO PARK EXPENSIVE VILLAGE RETIREMENT
Families, Retired People
Real estate prices in Dore are among the most expensive in Sheffield. The current average value of a house in Dore is approximately £440,000, which is significantly more than double the Sheffield average. Asking rent currently ranges between £600 and £1,500 pcm depending on the size of the house as well as the type of rental. In general, Dore real estate is experiencing upward growth so purchasing property in this area is a good long-term investment.
The Dore area has some excellent schools. Dore Primary School is an excellent primary school with committed teachers and students that achieve above average results on a national basis. The local secondary school -- King Egbert School -- is another top-rated coeducational institution whose alumni include Olympic Gold medalist Jessica Ennis.
Entertainment and Leisure
Dore is primarily a residential area whose population is generally between 40 and 65 years of age. Considering the area's small-town feel, Dore's residents mostly congregate in local country pubs such as The Dore Moor Inn, The Devonshire Arms and The Hare & Hounds. All three of these pubs have long histories in the area, dating all the way back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Dore also benefits from its proximity to the Peak District National Park and its wide range of family-oriented leisurely activities which are all walking distance away.