When buying a retirement property, it is important to do your research and to view as many retirement developments in your chosen location as possible. Hopefully you won’t have to move again, so you need to get it right.
There are two main types of retirement developments: retirement living for those aged 55+ and extra care retirement living (sometimes called Retirement Living Plus or assisted living) for those aged 70+. Each offers an independent lifestyle and onsite communal facilities.
If you’re not sure which style of property is right for you and you need some more information, read our handy article about Assisted Living V’s Retirement Living to help you to decide.
The term retirement property can be a little misleading, as these modern, usually luxurious apartments are not just for the retired. Some residents continue to work whilst living there and most owners agree that moving to a retirement property has enhanced their lifestyle rather than restricted it.
Choosing the right retirement property for you means looking at location, atmosphere and onsite facilities. Most developments have a communal lounge, guest suite, laundry room and landscaped gardens. Extra care developments also usually have an on-site restaurant. Some even boast mobility scooter storage, swimming pool, roof terrace, computer room, library or wellness suite.
We have 1 and 2 bedroom retirement living, extra care, Retirement Living Plus and assisted living properties for sale across the UK. Why not discover what is available in your area?
The South West
Devon, Wiltshire, Dorset
The South & South East
Berkshire, Hampshire, East Sussex, Surrey, Kent, London
Wales and The West Midlands
Shropshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Birmingham
The East Midlands and East Anglia
Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk