Opinion: Why do you live in the city?

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The figures we reveal today about the housing market in Sheffield are positive.

Estate agents believe the housing market in the city is booming and in its strongest position for years – with some reporting their best ever year since the financial crash.

They are bucking the regional trend, which found that Yorkshire and the Humber was the slowest growing market last year.

* Read more: Sheffield housing market in best shape since recession began

The figures show just what a great place Sheffield is to live.

Students who come to the city to study at one of the two universities often choose to live here after graduating.

The proximity of Sheffield to the Peak District and the quality of the hospitals are also major draws, according to estate agents.

People are often negative about Sheffield – the roads, gritting and council services have all come under fire recently.

Surely these figures show it is a time to be positive and remember all the great things about Sheffield.

Why do people choose to move to Sheffield rather than elsewhere in South Yorkshire?

Is it because the house prices are extremely reasonable for a city of this size, with all the great things that Sheffield has to offer its residents?