Sheffield sits right in the middle of England and has a population of nearly 575,000 residents. If you enjoy the countryside then this is a great coliving destination for you to experience you can easily get to green pastures just a short distance from the city. The economy has experienced steady growth averaging around 5% annually and is becoming the home base for more and more businesses every year.
This is a rather unique city that has a canal running through it, connecting the surrounding small cities in the area too. With the countryside a short drive away, you can experience the nature around the city if you're looking for a little bit of quiet time. Sheffield has been described as the greenest city in Europe because there are over 4.5 million trees here. This green city also has great pubs and live music to fill up your evening with. If you're looking to skip the pubs for a night you can enjoy a live show in one of the many theaters around the town.
Sheffield has been said to be one of the cheaper cities to reside in the UK which could be a huge money saver for you in the long haul. The public transit here is mostly bus and rail that can connect you all over the city or take you straight into the heart of London. Sheffield has no major airport but there is a small one that lies 18 miles outside of the city. Most of the flights are holiday flights to the Spanish islands or a few to Poland. Your best bet is to take a train ride down to London where you'll have access to three major international airports.
Fun facts about Sheffield:
- The deadliest flood in UK history took place in Sheffield
- Stainless steel was invented in Sheffield
- Sheffield FC is the oldest soccer club in the world
- The Sheffield Blitz left many unexploded bombs around the city