relocating to Rotherham
I’m from Rotherham. It’s not nearly as bad as people say (except the centre). Wickersley, whiston, Bramley all nice. Happy to advise further. I live Sheffield now but that was a work/uni thing. If go back were it not for family being too close and my Mrs working in the city centre.
Where you off working? Royce’s?Posted 4 years agodannybgoodeSubscriber
Budget? Grenoside, Burncross (DO NOT mistake for Burngreave!), Chapeltown and perhaps Ecclesfield are all nice enough (all areas of north Sheffield) and 30 mins drive or so from Rotherham.
I wouldn’t live in Rotherham if the house was free for life with no bills but others really like it. Check Kimberworth out if you want to be closer to Rotherham but not in it.
EDIT – Note, Grenoside is right where Greno Woods / Wharncliffe Woods are (Steve Pete’s early stopping ground) so some great riding on the doorstep.
Danny BPosted 4 years agoahwilesSubscriber
swampi – what’s the gig?
i work in a Rotherham postcode, but live on the west of Sheffield – the commute by bike is only 8 miles, and most of it’s fairly easy going.
Rotherham’s not completely awful, but i wouldn’t live there when it’s so easy to live in the nice bits of Sheffield.Posted 4 years agoTPTcruiserSubscriber
Chapeltown would be a good commuting base for working in Rotherham centre, a reasonable distance, some decent woods to divert on the way home and with the hills not too far away. The Commercial has a decent selection of beers.Posted 4 years ago
Are you in some advance HS2 preparation group? 🙂franksinatraSubscriber
I have never been there so took the scientific approach by looking at 3 random street view images. I reckon it all looks quite rubbish apart from the one residential street I saw that had, instead of a kiddie play park, a bouldering boulder slapped in the middle of a green! I can’t find the same street again but it was this:
Posted 4 years ago
budget to stay mortgage free is about 180 grand, its for her work, she will be working at the hospital, as for me, well am a house husband so have no need to live any where particular as have no job, I just don’t want her to commute for more than 15 mins drive as I want more evening time for bike riding 🙂Posted 4 years agonickhartMember
Do not live in Rotherham, worked there for eight years as a secondary school teacher and having seen the future it’s not looking good. I live in s6 area of Sheffield and commuted to Rotherham in twenty minutes or so, the hospital maybe half an hour from s6.Posted 4 years ago
If you’re bringing up young and want a reasonable start in life don’t live there.
Pook is wrong, first time for everything, but the cleaners at school who where lovely said they never went to Rotherham town as it was horrible, they were born and bred millers.
Where you coming from?rogerthecatMember
Pook, be honest with the exception of the ‘trendy ‘village’ of Wickerey it’s where the pipe will be shoved when the world gets an enema. I grew up at the Brecks so about a mile from you, left I 83 and only go back to see relatives. It’s depressing how bAd the place has become. Drop me an email and I’ll happily pitch in with the very few good places, they are few but compared to Leicester it may seem like heaven!Posted 4 years ago
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