“Modern Sheffield, a flourishing industrial city with over half a million inhabitants and a world-wide reputation, still retains many of the essential characteristics of the small market town of about five thousand people from which it has grown in the space of two and a half centuries."
(Hunt, 1956, characterizing Sheffield's distinctly un-"big city" feel.)
Lying directly to the east of the Peak District National Park and the Pennines, Sheffield is an immediate neighbour to some of the UK's most spectacularly beautiful countryside.
The city itself has a distinctly village feel. Whilst it is essentially urban, some 61% of the city is classed as green space - including the iconic Winter Gardens, Peace Gardens and Botanical Gardens. Together, these form an unrivalled collection of public spaces.
The city has no shortage of sporting and cultural attractions . Shoppers are also very well catered for: aside from the diverse range of retail outlets based within the city centre, the Meadowhall Shopping Mall offers a wealth of choice for both shopping and entertainment.
For more on living and working in Sheffield, see: http://www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/