Beautiful natural scenery
Lovers of the great outdoors flock to Cornwall’s stunning coastline, which offers nearly 300 miles of coast path with a variety of walks ranging from fairly gentle to extremely challenging. The dramatic cliff tops, golden sandy beaches, quaint harbours, and rolling countryside make Cornwall an ideal location for artists, photographers, beach combers, hikers, and dog owners of all ages.
With two thirds of the population in Cornwall aged over 50, meeting fellow retirees couldn’t be easier. Local residents are friendly and laid-back, and there’s a strong sense of community spirit. Joining a nearby volunteer organisation or signing up to a Meetup group based on your interests and location is a great way to meet new friends.
Excellent bars and restaurants
If you like fresh seafood, living in Cornwall will be your idea of foodie heaven. Specialist seafood chefs Rick Stein and Nathan Outlaw offer 5-star dining experiences at their acclaimed restaurants and even the fish and chip shops are a cut above the national average, with Harbour Lights in Falmouth listed among the top 10 in the UK. With a growing organic movement catering to vegetarian and vegan diners, there is a Cornish dining establishment to suit every palette and preference.
Low crime rate
With the sixth lowest crime rate in England and Wales, Cornwall is one of the safer places to live in the UK. Community spirit is strong and neighbours are happy to watch over each other’s properties when they are unoccupied. You can find more information about crime rates in a particular area here.
Plenty to do
Although Cornwall’s residents definitely enjoy a slower pace of life than city folk, there are still plenty of things to keep retirees of all energy levels occupied. From nationally renowned attractions such as the Eden Project and Tintagel Castle to stunning coastal and moorland walks, you could explore a new area every day and never get bored. Many of the local pubs offer regular live music events or trivia nights, and the county is famous for its numerous food, music, and literary festivals.
Thinking of retiring to Cornwall? With many years’ experience in residential agency across Cornwall, the team at Lillicrap Chilcott can help you find your perfect property. Contact us today for more information.