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What and where is your perfect retirement home?

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Kitttty Tue 24-Dec-13 15:01:42

Although its a long way off sadly - I keep looking at areas where I would like to move to and what sort of property I would like.....this sort of thing in this sort of area would be sensible and realistic for me...

Anyone else thinking ahead?

lookoveryourshouldernow Tue 24-Dec-13 16:53:31

... that house doesn't have a downstairs cloakroom - so probably is not an ideal choice for old age/retirement...

Although looking on Google it is nicely placed for everyday supermarket shopping etc.

lalalonglegs Tue 24-Dec-13 17:14:27


Kitttty Tue 24-Dec-13 20:24:13 husband wants to return to central London to retire...I would be happy to pop up once a month for a weekend of "culture" - but want peace and quiet and nature. My friends parents moved into central London to retire but were lonely and found it difficult to make community connections...they moved to Angel - which is a bit top heavy demographically with yuppies working long hours and networking over kitchen suppers.

carlajean Tue 24-Dec-13 20:32:31

If all goes according to plan, we will be moving from an old place and large garden in a village to a town house on Bristol Harbourside.

VivaLeBeaver Tue 24-Dec-13 20:34:13

I'd quite like to stay where I am.

3 bed semi in a village I've lived most of my life so friends close by.

Post office next door, good Spar shop three doors away, fruit and veg shop next to that. Also a cafe, library, hairdressers, pubs, chip shop, small supermarket, GP surgery within five mins walk. Couple of mins walk to train station with regular trains into city, ten minute journey. Frequent buses as well.

Kitttty Tue 24-Dec-13 20:39:46

oooh Carla that sounds interesting -- post a friends parents moved out of London eventually to Cambridge as they wanted community as well as enough artistic and cafe culture to keep them amused....and this has worked out for them.

I suppose our retirements will be very different from our parents - we will be looking at finding and funding somewhere to live for maybe 30 years...which is longer than the life period where we are tied down with children/schools/work etc - we should theoretically be healthier and more active -- maybe we need 2-3 moves over that 30 year period....

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Tue 24-Dec-13 20:43:05

A villa by the sea in St Lucia.

With or without dh, it's optional. hmm

TalkinPeace Tue 24-Dec-13 20:43:18

not an option for me
if ever I get rich I'll move from hotel to hotel around the world

lalalonglegs Tue 24-Dec-13 21:07:59

I already live in London, I'd just like to live somewhere more central where I don't have to worry about schools. My plan is to base myself in the Barbican Centre and do long-term house swaps around the world. Unfortunately, now that the pension age has been raised, I've calculated that I am less than half way through my working life sad.

Kitttty Tue 24-Dec-13 21:13:30

house swaps that's a great idea....

wetaugust Thu 26-Dec-13 16:28:51

No amount of money you could pay me would persuade me to live in that flat in the Barbican.

I have a phobia about heights and it also looks quite claustrophobic.

soundevenfruity Sun 29-Dec-13 04:00:47

I'd love to have a flat in Barbican or in one of the old blocks near Tate with a river view. It's too scary to contemplate what my life will be in one of retirement homes or at the seaside. grin

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