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Ranmoor

Ranmoor is the place for Victorian high ceilings, grand driveways and leafy walled gardens, if they are within your price bracket. Ranmoor Park Road is typical, with its huge Victorian semis. Looking down on the area, Ranmoor Cliffe Road has a bucolic feel, views and large Victorian and 1930s houses. On the other side of Fulwood Road, Ranmoor, the picture is similarly salubrious. Impressive detached houses are set back from Riverdale Road. Close to Bingham Park, there are period properties with attractive architectural details. Some large Ranmoor properties are divided into upmarket flats. In other cases, modern apartment developments have been slotted in on spare sites and former gardens in Ranmoor.

A classy suburb in western Sheffield - certainly one of the city’s most sought after - Ranmoor offers the best of both worlds. Pleasantly leafy, it is nevertheless handy for town, especially Broomhill, Sheffield University, several hospitals and Hunter’s Bar, as well as the centre.

Matures trees, gardens and properties give Ranmoor a solid, time-stood-still atmosphere. In peaceful corners, where there are old stone walls, Ranmoor retains a semi-rural feel. Ranmoor is one of the most desirable areas within the popular S10 postcode zone.

It is well served with convenient and upmarket shops and services. On Fulwood Road, Ranmoor, businesses catering to a local clientele include a restaurant, a beautician and an off licence. At the corner of Oakbrook Road and Hangingwater Road, there is a post office and tastefully eclectic shops including a deli, a jeweller’s, a hairdresser and a kitchen shop.

Ranmoor’s crime rates, both for street crime and for burglary, are below the city’s average. The state school provision for Ranmoor is extremely good. The primaries for Ranmoor, Nether Green Junior and Hallam Primary, both score comfortably above the national average in Key Stage 2 tests. Tapton School, King Edward School and High Storrs School, Ranmoor’s state secondary schools, all have good reputations and results. Notre Dame Catholic comprehensive is also highly regarded.

St John’s, Ranmoor is architecturally splendid and boasts the highest church spire in Sheffield. It was built in the second half of the 19th century, at a time when Ranmoor became a popular spot for steel magnates to situate their mansions. Most of the original church burned down only eight years after it was built, although luckily the spire and bells survived.

Wearing green wellies and with a couple of golden retrievers in tow? Not the Sheffield norm, for sure, but nothing out of the ordinary in Ranmoor. With access to parks and proximity to the Peak District, it attracts the Country Life suburban set. A haven for the well heeled and also conveniently placed for trips into the centre, Ranmoor’s residents are urban sophisticates as well. Here you can live the rural life, the grand life, or the city life. Ranmoor also attracts young professionals, especially as tenants, and there are considerable numbers of students living in nearby halls of residence.

Ranmoor is a short drive away from both Broomhill and Ecclesall Road. Driving into the centre takes ten to 15 minutes. The Peak District can be reached in ten minutes by car. Buses are available on the major routes. Main roads are often jammed at peak times.
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