5 Reasons to Retire in a Residential Park Home

Posted by admin on 30 April 2020 12:00:00

Retirement should be a time to relax and live your life to the fullest - not a time to be burdened with house and garden maintenance. That’s why more and more retirees in the UK are choosing to move into a residential park home.

Discover our 5 top reasons to retire in a residential park home...

1. Greater freedom

2. Meet like-minded individuals

3. A quieter, more peaceful life

4. Save your time and your money

5. Location, location, location


For many, choosing to move into a park home during retirement is the perfect solution. There are many residential retirement parks all over the UK, so whether you're looking to move closer to the seaside or to be closer to family or friends you will be able to find the perfect location for you.

1. Greater freedom 🏡

Park homes are often a lot cheaper than traditional homes. Therefore, downsizing and selling your current home in favour of moving into a residential park home could be a great way to release equity. Depending on the value of your current property and the value of the park home you plan on buying, you may find yourself with some spare cash.

This extra income can give you greater freedom and allow you to visit places you’ve always dreamed of visiting, treat yourself to your dream car or simply have more money to enjoy life day to day.

2. Meet like-minded individuals 👭

Even though there are residential parks that cater for all ages, there are many parks that have a minimum age of 55. Choosing to live on a retirement residential park is a great way to meet new people who have similar lifestyles and are of a similar age.

Many park homeowners regularly organise activities and trips, meaning that your retirement doesn’t have to be a lonely time in your life - it can be filled with wonderful adventures with like-minded, friendly people.

3. A quieter, more peaceful life 💆🏼‍♀️

Like we mentioned before, some parks only cater for those over a certain age, so unlike traditional housing, you can be picky when it comes to who your neighbours are. Many of the residential parks which only cater to retirees offer a quieter and more peaceful environment than regular neighbourhoods, so you won’t have to worry about noisy or loud neighbours.

Many residential parks have a sense of community that most people feel traditional neighbourhoods lack in today’s world. Due to the size of most residential parks, they often have a ‘everyone knows everyone’ feel to them. With most people interacting and knowing their neighbours, residential parks are often safer and more secure. Whether you’re looking to get stuck in with the community or be more private, the choice is completely up to you.

4. Save your time and your money 💵

Residential park homes are constructed in a way that makes them low maintenance, which means you won’t be bogged down with those annoying DIY jobs around your home. Park homes are one storey, meaning they are much more convenient especially for people with low mobility.

All you need to do is make sure you complete basic maintenance to ensure everything is in check, such as cleaning guttering, checking windows and maybe add a fresh coat of paint every couple of years to keep it looking its best. With less time and money spent maintaining your home, it means you have more time and money to spend doing what you enjoy.

5. Location, location, location 🌏

Have you always dreamed of living by the sea, or want to live closer to your children and grandchildren? Choosing to live in a park home gives you the option to live wherever you desire, whether this is on the coastline of Devon or up in the Scottish Highlands. Throughout our lives, friends and family move around, so relocating during retirement is the perfect chance to choose a location closer to the ones you love. You could even decide to live in the same residential park as other friends.

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If you think that a residential park home is the perfect option for you, then feel free to get in touch with one of our friendly, dedicated team members who can answer any questions and help you get started.

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