Choosing somewhere to really settle into retirement and let go of many of the stresses life brings always involves a fair bit of consideration. Whether you want to be close to family, not far from well connected public transport or you simply want to embrace a place with a slower pace to life, the South East is a great opportunity that has plenty to offer in terms of location, price and amenities. So if the South looks like a place you could settle down and enjoy the more relaxing side to life then we’ve got you covered.
If beachy sunsets, morning walks along the promenade and bring the kids or grandkids round for icecreams and fish and chips sound like something right up your street, well, it definitely can be! Brighton is a beautiful coastline destination, much loved by holidaymakers but a perfect place to retire too. With everything in walking distance from French Patisseries to the local supermarket, you can leave rushing around behind and poor yourself a ice cold glass of bubbly while sat on your balcony in the sun. Served also by a well connected bus system you can travel from the seaside village of Hove to the thatched cottages and quaint pubs of Falmer all in one day.
Blessed with breathtaking landscapes and gracious rolling hills, Surrey is a haven for blissful walks, charming villages and your fair share of relaxed, rural nightlife. The Surrey Hills are a feature that simply can’t be overstated and with the miles and miles of walks to be had over the tumbling hills and valleys, if scenery is something you have on your list, then Surrey should certainly be up there. And if you don’t want to completely welcome the countryside calm and need a little more excitement then Kingston-upon-Thames in North Surrey is a great middle ground between the London city buzz and slower Surrey life. Home to Hampton Court Palace, Bushy Park and some scenic Thames-side river walks, you can’t go wrong with a home in Surrey. And what’s more is that you can get on the property ladder in Kingston-upon-Thames with the Shared Ownership scheme from Connectwithhome.co.uk, making London/Surrey living frightful cheaper than they’re typical reputation.
If you’re looking to retire from your job but most certainly not in any other aspect and the whole idea of “taking it easy” is simply not you then West London is a great city option. With Bewest.co.uk you can move to this swanky suburban side of the city with all its high class terraced avenues and Michelin star restaurants to sink your teeth into and spend your retirement in style. From Kensington to Hammersmith, West London offers impeccable transport around the city, celebrity run-ins and a plethora of luscious golf courses. So whether it is the lively lifestyle that appeals to you or the diversity of things to do. West London is a retirement spot that will have you tiring of nothing at all!