Sheffield’s Increasing Crime Rate Fails to Impact Local Property Prices

Jun 14, 2016

Over the past few weeks Sheffield headlines have been dominated with many tales of doom and gloom, from football violence to murder investigations. However, it’s not all bad news for Sheffield residents.

Despite the recent bad press, house prices within Sheffield have continued to go from strength to strength. Research by leading hybrid estate agent,, has found that house prices have risen by +3% in the last 12 months, of which +2% has been over the last three, making the average Sheffield house price £168,994.

This strength in the market looks set to continue as recent discussions from representatives from city trusts, museums and attractions in the area have concluded that heritage in the area will be better protected and promoted.  

The Star’s Pride in Sheffield campaign is now underway to combine the past with the present day, using Sheffield’s heritage to tell the story of where the city is now and how it got there in the first place.

This increase in local Sheffield pride is likely to further strengthen the property market, but there are yet more reasons for Sheffield homeowners to have confidence in the area.

It has been concluded by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that Sheffield’s health care is some of the very best in Yorkshire and some of the best in the country.

It’s always disheartening to read news of violence and crime in your area. However, the fact that Sheffield is on the right track to improvement is very reassuring.

The latest property price statistics only supports this and with the Star’s Pride in Sheffield campaign now underway, I feel that this positive trend in the Sheffield property market is set to continue.

The accolade of having some of the best healthcare in the country is yet more reason for Sheffield homeowners to have faith in the local market. For many this is up there with the quality of schooling in an area in terms of the most influential factors when looking to buy a property.

Emily Parkin

Local Property Director,

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