Are you planning your retirement?
Choosing where you want to spend the rest of your days is undoubtedly one of the more enjoyable aspects of preparing for the golden years of life. When it comes to retirement planning, most people usually have an idea of where they want to live, although where you ultimately end up is often governed by the lifestyle you’re looking for, your health, where your family are located and of course, your budget.
Park home living is popular with those who wish to downsize and free up equity to fund a comfortable retirement. It offers the ideal setting for those who enjoy socialising, within a safe and friendly community, and with over 1,800 parks to choose from in the UK, the world’s your oyster.
But where are the best places to live?
While locations are subjective, we have listed some of the nicest places to retire to in the UK based on research already carried out by unbiased.co.uk.
With beautiful countryside, rich history, medieval villages and a stunning coastline, there are so many things to do and beautiful places to visit in Suffolk.
While not an obvious choice for some, it has some unurbanised areas and some incredibly pretty villages, with London being a short train ride away.
From quaint country villages to vibrant coastal cities, Sussex is bursting with charm. The rolling chalk downlands of the Sussex Downs (AONB) and expanse of open scenery makes it a walker’s paradise.
Famed for its seaside views, vibrant culture and quaint shops, Brighton was rated as the happiest place to live in the UK in 2019.
Rich in history and incredible architecture, with miles of sandy beaches and countless nature reserves, it's reported that the quality of life in Dorset is high.
Devon is an incredibly popular place to live due to the slower pace of life on offer. It has a wealth of peaceful settings, towns and villages with great facilities and beautiful coastlines.
The Peak District
Brimming with beautiful countryside and picture postcard villages across Staffordshire and Derbyshire, the Peak District boasts some the most stunning landscapes in the UK. Its spectacular hills and valleys make it a haven for those who love to feel at one with nature.
A retiree hotspot in South Wales, Pembrokeshire has an abundance of wildlife, wild moors and craggy hills, alongside a fascinating history, and natural and architectural beauty. The coastline itself is a national park with truly beautiful scenery.
The Lake District
One of the UK’s most famous national parks, the Lake District, is an adventure haven for retirees looking to spend lots of their time in the great outdoors. There are lots of stile-free routes that are accessible for the less mobile.
The Yorkshire Dales
The Yorkshire Dales is home to outstanding scenery, great castles, abbeys, and a breathtakingly peaceful atmosphere. Each of the Dales has a different character, and the pretty villages and small towns each have their own charm.
For more information on park home living, you can read our article ‘Is Park Home Loving Right for Me?’ to help you decide if the lifestyle is for you!