Why is Essex a great place to retire?

The thought of retiring can be exciting, you’ve worked hard and now it’s time to put your feet up and enjoy the freedom. Some people like to take up new hobbies, make time for old ones, travel, and even move home. If you’re thinking about relocating, then we’ve got a few reasons to why Essex is a great place to retire!

A rich history 

Essex is known for its deep history, take a day trip to Colchester Castle which is the largest Norman keep in the whole of Europe. Why not go to Greenstead Church which is the oldest wooden church, or even pay a visit to Queen Elizabeth’s hunting lodge. Are you a horse lover? Then why not meet the resident horses at Audley End – one of England’s grandest homes (also one of the film sets used in the popular Netflix show ‘The Crown’).

Beautiful villages 

There are so many different towns and villages in Essex, however if you’re looking for that picture perfect place there are so many bright-lighted areas; Saffron Walden, Wivenhoe, Tiptree (yes, as in Tiptree Jam!), Rochford, Ingatestone, are a few to mention.

Easy transport links

Funnily enough, one of the best things about Essex is how quickly you can get out of it! Despite having the new Elizabeth Line and the M25 on your doorstep, one of the greatest things has always been the ease of being able to get into other counties, as well as London. Everything is literally a train-hop away!

London UK airports 

Take an international flight from Stansted or why not visit Spain for the weekend from Southend!

Explore the beaches 

Did you know there are 30 beaches to choose from? Grab a fish and chips and take a trip down Southend Seaside, or why not take a visit down Colchester Pier and admire the view on the wheel?

Great food

Essex is known for the variety of food available, you’re never too far from an award-winning restaurant.

The choice of care services 

In a hearty county such as Essex, you can expect there to be many caring people. If you are considering some assistance, why not take a look at the options available for carers in Essex? We can always create a bespoke package, so you can keep enjoying what Essex has to offer!

Post Author: Kara Julius