What is a retirement village?

The world of retirement is an exciting place full of different opportunities. Many people spend their working lives dreaming of the day they get to hang up their work boots and say goodbye to the working world. In recent years, the world of retirement has been truly revolutionised with different living options popping up all over the country, one of these being retirement villages.

With retirement villages being a relatively new concept, we’re here to explain everything you need to know about them.

A retirement village is made up of a collection of different property types and facilities designed specifically for over-65s, who want the independence of living in their own homes. Retirement villages offer several benefits to residents including added security, a greater sense of community, shared facilities such as spas, gyms, shops, pools, restaurants, and community spaces for classes and events.


Who lives in a retirement village?

Usually, retirement villages welcome anyone over the age of 65, but it can vary between villages. At Inspired Villages, once you or your partner reaches the age of 65 you can move into one of our villages. No matter who you are, where you’re from or whether you’re actually retired or not, we welcome everyone.


What are the property options in a retirement village?

Which retirement village you choose will determine what properties are available. At Inspired Villages, we have a range of different property types available, from houses and apartments to assisted living homes. Whether you have chosen to downsize during retirement or looking for a similar-sized home, you’ll be able to find a property that is perfect for you. 

At Inspired Villages, not only do you have the choice of a variety of wonderful homes to choose from, you also have the option to buy a property or to rent. Renting in retirement can be the perfect choice for many people and we want to make sure everyone can make the choices that suit them best.


What is it like to live in a retirement village?

Retirement villages have truly revolutionised the way we think about retirement; retirement is a time to really enjoy what life has to offer and this is our ethos at Inspired Villages.

Life in a retirement village boasts all the privacy, independence, and enjoyment of living in your own home, with added security, excellent facilities on your doorstep and additional support if required.

As we get older, many of us find that family and friends may begin to move away for different reasons which can often leave us feeling quite isolated. When we think back, community spirit was often stronger in times gone by. At Inspired Villages, we are proud to have a great sense of community spirit in each of our villages, with everyone looking out for one another. We encourage all our residents to get involved and make the most of the facilities - our wellbeing navigators host regular events and activities to ensure no one in the village feels isolated or lonely.  


What are the benefits of living in a retirement village?

We understand retirement villages aren’t for everyone, but if you’re considering the move and need a little more persuasion, we’ve listed some of the benefits below:

  • Facilities - one of the best aspects of living in a retirement village is the onsite facilities, including restaurants, gyms, swimming pools, libraries and cinemas.
  • Community - every one of our villages is full of people looking forward to meeting new people, trying new things and embracing life – this creates a positive environment and a true sense of community.
  • Wellness - we have wellbeing navigators in our villages who support residents with their fitness goals and ensure they never feel isolated by organising activities. 
  • Security - our villages are protected by a 24/7 security system giving you extra peace of mind.
  • Independence - living in a retirement village will give you the independence of living in your own home with the reassurance of available support if you need it. 

To find out more about the benefits of living in a retirement village.


Moving to an Inspired retirement village 

Here at Inspired Villages, we have many different types of retirement properties all over the UK; from Exeter to Warwick. If you’re looking to move and are considering a retirement village, we can help you find the perfect property whether you choose to downsize or not.  

If you’d like to find out more about us and the benefits and attractions of renting or buying a home in an Inspired village, get in touch today!

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