Top 30 Best Places to Retire in UK 2023

Daniel Williams
Daniel Williams
Senior Content Writer
Updated 19 May, 2023
7 Min Read

What is the best place to retire in the UK? For many, retirement is the ultimate goal. Working five days a week, for 40 hours or more, over 30 to 40 years, can be a tiring thought.

But this action is justified by the realisation that one day, you can kick your feet up and relax.

With so many people dreaming of retirement, the question “what is the best place to retire in the UK?” keeps rising in popularity.

Well, it’s a difficult question to answer. After all, there are so many different factors that make a city or town appealing, and everyone has their own preferences on what they want out of retirement.

Maybe you want to relax surrounded by greenery. Maybe you want breath-taking coastal walks along a beach. Or perhaps you just want to be near a lovely pub for a liquid lunch.

Whatever your desires, we have compiled a list of the top 30 best places to retire in the UK.

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    Methodology

    So, how to decide where to live in retirement UK?

    We used a number of factors to evaluate areas when creating this list. These factors are based on what many experts believe constitutes the essential requirements of a top retirement area.

    Using information from Profile Pensions and statistics from the Office for National Statistics, we have compiled this list of important factors that you should consider if you are asking how to decide where to live in retirement UK. They are:

    • Average property prices
    • Rental costs
    • Access to healthcare
    • Transport links
    • Local amenities
    • Safety

    Based on statistics from the ONS, out of the top 100 ageing local authorities, 85% of the areas are considered rural. This shows the popularity for older people to be surrounded by greenery, which is an important factor we have considered.

    Also, you may find it odd that we have included rental costs as a factor too. Research from early 2020 found that the number of over 60s living in private rented accommodation increased by 60% from 2007. A third of over-60s are now predicted to be renting by 2040.

    This is why we have to consider the rental market in all these areas.

    But that’s enough of the methodology; it’s time to explore our entries on this list of great places to live in the UK.

    Best Places to Retire 1-5

    Best Places to Retire 6-10

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    Liverpool Prices from £129,950

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    Contemporary Sheffield Investment Property

    Langford Tower

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    UK Prices from £142,500

    Sheffield City Centre Location

    Incredible Onsite Facilities

    Awaiting Final Testing & Commissioning

    Vantage Point

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    Manchester Prices from £132,950

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    Best Places to Retire 11-15

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    Best Places to Retire 16-20

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    Sky Gardens

    Completed Serviced Apartments

    Liverpool Prices from £129,950

    7% NET Rental Return

    Stunning Liverpool Location

    Contemporary Sheffield Investment Property

    Langford Tower

    Prices From £142,500

    UK Prices from £142,500

    Sheffield City Centre Location

    Incredible Onsite Facilities

    Awaiting Final Testing & Commissioning

    Vantage Point

    Unique and High-Quality Residential Accommodation

    Manchester Prices from £132,950

    7% Assured Rental Yields 

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    Best Places to Retire 21-25

    Best Places to Retire 26-30

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    Disclaimer

    Property prices were found using the latest data from the UK House Price Index, Zoopla and home.co.uk.

    This article was last updated in May 2023.

    Daniel Williams
    Daniel Williams
    Senior Content Writer

    Daniel Williams is a senior property writer at RWinvest. Regularly publishing in-depth articles on topics such as the best investment areas in the UK and guides on how to invest, Daniel has a keen eye for statistics and analysing property market changes. 

    Exclusive Units Available

    Sky Gardens

    Completed Serviced Apartments

    Liverpool Prices from £129,950

    7% NET Rental Return

    Stunning Liverpool Location

    Contemporary Sheffield Investment Property

    Langford Tower

    Prices From £142,500

    UK Prices from £142,500

    Sheffield City Centre Location

    Incredible Onsite Facilities

    Awaiting Final Testing & Commissioning

    Vantage Point

    Unique and High-Quality Residential Accommodation

    Manchester Prices from £132,950

    7% Assured Rental Yields 

    North West Regeneration Hotspot

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