Redeveloped in the early 2000s as part of an urban renewal scheme, this project was responsible for the creation of a range of new public spaces, galleries and residential buildings which have completely transformed the neighbourhood. This development has positively contributed to the increasing tendency towards city living in Sheffield and has spurred the creation of a cohesive community feel among its residents.
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Young Professionals, Retired Singles, Wealthy International Students
In spite of its growing popularity and desirability among Sheffield residents, purchasing real estate in the Heart of the City district has remained much more affordable in comparison to other areas. Luxury living in one of the high rise apartment buildings around St Pauls Square has become more accessible than ever. For instance, it is currently possible to purchase a two-bedroom apartment for as little as £140,000 -- at the average city cost. On the other hand, renting an apartment is a bit pricier in relation to other neighbourhoods -- £1,000 pcm tends to be the norm.
The Heart of the City district is slightly lacking in the field of primary and secondary education in comparison to other neighbourhoods. Sheffield's centre only has two primary schools, one of which is located in the Heart of the City district -- Springfield Primary. Secondary schooling in the vicinity is scarce however, requiring students to travel to more distant parts of the school catchment area.
Entertainment and Leisure
The area surrounding St Pauls Square is an excellent departure point to reach one of the many excellent bars and pubs that Sheffield has to offer. Although it is a tranquil residential area, the Heart of the City district is also walking distance away from bars and eateries that are located nearer to the rest of the city centre. If you are hoping to experience the vibrant atmosphere of areas like the West End while remaining nestled within a modern residential quarter, this area is definitely for you.