Renting in Retirement in Yorkshire

Posted 15th February 2024

Exploring retirement communities in Yorkshire

Yorkshire is the largest county in England, spanning a whopping 2.9 million acres. Due to this, it’s often split into three geographical areas, North Yorkshire, East Riding (which are the more rural areas) and the West, which is more urbanised.

The heritage and history are plentiful, and each area has its own unique era and style. You’ll find both Roman and Viking history, Norman castles and Medieval abbeys. There is also a lot of Tudor style properties throughout the county.

Retiring to a city in Yorkshire

You’ll be spoilt for choice, as there are eight cities in Yorkshire! However, the top cities for retiring to in Yorkshire, are York and Leeds.

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York is a magical city with nature right on your doorstep. If you like museums, this is the perfect place, as there is no less than thirty of them. The cultural scene is thriving amidst a backdrop of roman history. There’s a racecourse if you fancy a flutter and many art galleries. Parks and gardens are also readily available within the city itself. York Minster is a 13th Century Gothic Cathedral with medieval stained glass and working bell towers.

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Leeds is situated on the south bank of the river Aire. It was prolific during the Industrial Revolution when it developed into a mill town. It is also known for its contribution to the flax, iron, engineering and printing industries. Being a city, there are many attractions which are perfect to amuse visiting friends and family. There are also lots of museums, historical buildings and parks which are free to enter. Roundhay park is a great example of this, with over 700 acres of parkland, lakes, gardens and woodland.

Retiring to the coast in Yorkshire

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Filey is a coastal town that’s popular with retirees.  Located in the north of the county, it’s positioned between Scarborough and Bridlington. Traditionally, it was a fishing village, but it has a vast, 5-mile expanse of sandy beach backed by grassland and Edwardian architecture. It is a quiet and quaint area of the Yorkshire coast.

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Scarborough is a well-known seaside town with sandy beaches. These are split into two coves by a headland where the 12th Century Scarborough castle stands. The architecture is generally Victorian, and it has a backdrop of dramatic cliffs. It’s a lively town, geared up for family fun, so you can enjoy fish and chips on the beach at any time.

Retiring to a village in Yorkshire

Swanland is a beautiful village that is perfect for a relaxed retirement. Voted as one of the best places to live, it is well maintained and very friendly. It features a large pond at the centre of the village and has a few interesting heritage sites nearby. The retirement community in Swanland take pride in volunteering and look after the village’s flower beds and pick up any litter. There are shops that take care of everyday needs and for treats and gifts. Properties to buy in this village are expensive, so why not consider renting in retirement in Swanland?

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Retiring to a town in Yorkshire

Northallerton is reported to be a great town to retire to. It features a wide high street, full of independent shops, bars and cafes. There is a market every Wednesday and Saturday. There are galleries, heritage house and gardens plus an independent department store.

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Kingston upon Hull is the fourth largest town in Yorkshire and offers many of the benefits of city living on a smaller scale. It has an aquarium with a futuristic feel and underwater viewing tunnel and the transportation museum, Streetlife. There’s a great variety of restaurants, cafes and shopping too.

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