Sheffield one of top 10 'hipster hotspots' in country

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Ecclesall Road in Sheffield has been named as one of the top 10 'hipster hotspots' for property value growth in the UK.

According to property website Zoopla, major cities across Britain are becoming home to 'hipster hotspots' - pushing up house prices.

Research found that while some neighbourhoods have become more 'gentrified' as younger home buyers have found themselves priced out of the market, others areas which have attracted new generations of creative, upwardly-mobile people have become trendy property hotspots.

Ecclesall Road is listed in the top 10 'hipster hotspots' with house values having increased by 25 per cent since 2001, with the average price in the area now £338,949.

Zoopla spokesman Lawrence Hall, said: "As cities change shape and property prices continue to climb, it is inevitable that run-down areas are revived to accommodate growing resident numbers, resulting in new trendy hotspots starting to appear.

"Given London's population and size, and the city's ongoing gentrification process, it's not surprising to see the capital's edgy enclaves dominating the hipster hotspot rankings.

"With gentrification happening across UK cities, we have seen a shift in price for these areas over the past five years as well as a new set of residents for these hotpots in these ever-growing cities."

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