Five reason to retire to Yorkshire

by Northern Life

Yorkshire is one
of the most desirable places in the UK to retire to, according to research
conducted by retirement community developer McCarthy & Stone.

After speaking
directly to retired residents from the McCarthy & Stone’s Fairway View development in Brough East Yorkshire,
five key reasons were cited as to why this county has made retirement such a
joy for those who have chosen to live there over other areas of the UK.

Here’s five of the top reasons to retire to Yorkshire:

The Beautiful Rural Scenery

“It’s got
beautiful scenery, both country and seaside… it really is one of the most
incredible places in the country and it has so many little towns and villages
that feel cosy and intimate.” –
Sisters Dora and Mary Berry

The Real Sense of Community

“We’ve found
that there’s quite a strong sense of village community here… we can really see
the difference and how much community matters to people around here and in the
nearby villages.
Vivienne Ainsworth

It’s Easy to Get Around

“Travel is
much easier, within a five-minute drive we can easily get to lots of little
places and villages. We’re discovering something new every day it feels like
we’re on a permanent holiday!” –
Vivienne Ainsworth

The Great Reputation

“When we’ve
visited other places in the UK, we’ve met people who weren’t from Yorkshire and
they’ll say things like: ‘we went for a holiday in Yorkshire and didn’t realise
it was so beautiful’”. –
Dora and Mary Berry

The Things You Can’t Find Anywhere Else

“It’s the
most beautiful place in the country. We’ve got some great things you can’t find
anywhere else either. Bettys (award winning tea room) is one – and there
are plenty of wonderful fish and chip shops.” –
Sisters Dora and Mary Berry

Read the full
interviews here:

spokesperson from McCarthy & Stone commented:

“With so much to
offer, it’s no surprise Yorkshire is becoming more and more popular as a place
to retire. After speaking to
a selection of residents in our Fairway View development, it’s clear to see
that Yorkshire can offer community,
culture, and even some things that you can’t find anywhere else in the country.

“We’re proud that we have a
number of developments across Yorkshire where our residents can experience all
the benefits Yorkshire can provide. Your retirement should be something to
enjoy and this variety of positive attributes courtesy of ‘God’s own country’
certainly goes a long way towards ensuring that this is the case.”