The ward of west Ecclesfield is made up of two main areas, High Green and Grenoside. High Green has expanded rapidly to fill its green belt limits within the last 20 years, now merging building-wise with Chapeltown. The scenery of the Wharncliffe Crags is not far from High Green and Westwood Country Park is within easy reach. The dam set in the country park is a favourite place for fishermen, joggers, walkers and local children. The older, council-owned houses were partly refurbished about 10 years ago, Now they are being modernised to the council decent homes programme.
The centre of High Green has a Post Office that has recently moved to the local shop, local pubs, a dentist, two doctors' practices and a few shops along the main street, Wortley Road. High Green has 5 primary schools: 4 mainstream schools - (Angram Bank Primary, High Green Primary, Greengate Lane Primary and St. Mary's Primary) and 1 non-maintained special school, Paces School formerly High Green Secondary, for both primary and secondary age children. High Green does not have a mainstream secondary school; pupils instead usually go to Ecclesfield School, approximately 2 miles away in the Ecclesfield suburb. Other mainstream secondary schools that children in the area commonly got to are Stocksbridge or Notre Dame.
The popular band Arctic Monkeys comes from High Green.