Back to News Which Location Should I Choose for My Sheffield Student Accommodation? 02/08/2016

Full of character and distinctively-charming, Sheffield remains one of the UK’s choice locations for those studying at university.

A true ‘outdoor city’, it offers the best of city centre living with the added bonus of being right on the doorstep of the Peak District. With beautiful parks, countless great restaurants and a plethora of clothing shops, it’s no wonder that the city has become so popular.

Here at MAF properties, we have a wide selection of contemporary houses and flats for students in many of the city’s most appealing locations.

To help you narrow down your choice on where to rent, we’ve put together a short guide to each of these below:


Located on the south-west edge of Sheffield city centre, Broomhall is ideally-positioned for students studying at either at The University of Sheffield or Sheffield Hallam University’s Collegiate campus.

As an area not typically associated with the city’s primary student community, it offers something different to those looking to experience Sheffield in a different way.

There are plenty of supermarkets and shops in the reasonably near vicinity.

Highlight: Being so close to West Street and the rest of the town centre provides easy access to shops, supermarkets and the Sheffield nightlife.

View All Our Broomhall Properties


Ideal for students studying at the University of Sheffield, Broomhill has one of the longest-standing student communities in the entire city.

With plenty of shops, restaurants, pubs and bars within a short walking distance, it’s easy to see why.

With the leafy suburbs of Ecclesall and Fulwood within reach, this is an area that’s widely recognised as being one of the places where you can enjoy the highest quality of living as a student.

Highlight: The nearby Botanical Gardens are particularly special during any spells of warmer weather.

View All Our Broomhill Properties

City Centre

It’s well reported that a large percentage of students who choose to study in Sheffield end up setting up residence there even after University. A big reason for that is the wonderful city centre.

Full of character and home to plenty of great music venues, real ale pubs and charming public spaces, it’s a fantastic place for student living.

Here at MAF, we have properties located in the vicinity of both Sheffield Hallam and Sheffield University, as well as down in the ever-evolving Kelham Island area.

Highlight: Where to start? From the mesmerising Winter Gardens to the plethora of superb restaurants on offer, you’ll never be short of ways to occupy your time.

View All Our City Centre Properties

Devonshire Quarter

Placed right in the heart of the city centre, the Devonshire Quarter area is again ideal for students studying at either university.

Two of Sheffield’s real city centre hubs – West Street and Division Street - are within a stone’s throw of many of our accommodation locations; whilst Devonshire Green is a great place to unwind and relax in the sunshine.

Any students who’ve lived here will tell you that if you’re looking to experience the hustle and bustle of true city centre living, there’s no better place in Sheffield.

Highlight: The vintage shops tucked away on Division Street are perfect for students looking to do some thrifty shopping, whilst the West Street nightlife is sure to appeal.

View All Our Devonshire Quarter Properties


Perhaps the most sought-out area in Sheffield for student living, Ecclesall combines the calm of leafy suburb living whilst still remaining a real hub of activity.

Right at the heart of it all is Ecclesall Road, which has the appealing Endcliffe Park at one end and the edge of the city centre at the other. In reality, it’s almost a microcosm of Sheffield living as a whole.

Dotted down this mile-or-so central vein are shops, pubs, bars, supermarkets and restaurants. There’s no place like it in Sheffield.

Highlights: Not just for students, but for residents of all ages, Eccelsall Road is one of the most popular areas to live in Sheffield. It truly offers a little bit of everything.

View All Our Ecclesall Road Properties


The Netherthorpe area of Sheffield has enjoyed something of a revival in recent years. Backing on to Crookes – another up-and-coming area – it provides students with access to a wide variety of amenities.

Better suited to students at the University of Sheffield, it has two great green spaces – Weston Park and Crookes Valley Park – within easy reach.

Then there’s the Kelham Island area, which offers one of the best array of pubs for those looking to experience some of Sheffield’s famous ales. The positive investment in the area has enhanced, rather than hindered the charm so engrained within it.

Highlight: The real ale pubs of Kelham Island are within touching distance, whilst The Ponderosa plays home to Tramlines Festival every year.

View All Our Netherthorpe Properties

Norfolk Park

One that’s perfect for first year students at Sheffield Hallam University looking to make plenty of friends, Norfolk Park plays home to some of our most appealing properties.

These back onto Norfolk Heritage Park, which provides the perfect place for students seeking green outdoor spaces.

Close to the train station, Bramall Lane and with great links to the tram network, the Norfolk Park area is a great base for new residents in the city.

Highlight: The sprawling Norfolk Park is one of Sheffield’s most popular city centre spaces and is always sure to be a hive of activity.

View All Our Norfolk Park Properties


For many students, being able to live right on the doorstep of your University of choice is the most commonly sought-out feature when finding accommodation.

With this in mind, we offer a great selection of properties within touching distance of both the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam.

What’s more, regardless of the university that you’re studying at, you’ll also be right on the fringes of all the great things that Sheffield city centre has to offer.

Highlight: Being able to wake up, roll out of bed and fall into university on especially lazy days!

View All Our University Properties