Retirement Rental Apartments in Essex

Posted 20th June 2024

Retirement communities in Essex

We’re exploring the benefits of renting in retirement in Essex. Essex has been named as one of the best counties to retire to. With its close proximity to London, it has excellent transport links which makes days out affordable and easy.

Situated in the Southeast of England, Essex enjoys a diverse culture of bustling cities, picturesque villages, and its very own coastline.

Essex is a low-lying county with expanses of flat coastline. It is bordered by Cambridge and Suffolk to the North, Kent to the South and Greater London to the Southwest.

Retiring on the coast in Essex

Many people dream of retiring to the seaside. A slower pace of life teamed with fun and a variety of events is the perfect balance.

The Essex coastline stretches along the east coast of England. Perhaps the most famous towns in Essex situated on the coast are the towns of Clacton-on-Sea and Southend-on-Sea.

Clacton-on-Sea, situated on the Northeast of the county, boasts a pleasure pier, two theatres, a golf course, seafront walks and an airfield offering pleasure flights. With a vast number of cafes and restaurants, it’s a great place to spend the day with visiting friends and family.

Southend-on-Sea is on the Southeast of the county and teams fun with a culture steeped in history. The Clift-Lift is a century old funicular railway which offers stunning views of the coast and countryside. There’s also Hadleigh castle ruins to explore.

What you can expect to enjoy when retiring on the Essex Coast:

  • Over 350 miles of coastline
  • Bird watching – this is an important coast for migrating birds. Autumn brings thousands of birds to these shores
  • Great photography opportunities

Retiring in the Cities in Essex

If you like the hustle and bustle of city living, then the cities in Essex may be the ideal place to retire. Cities boast the best transport links and have a varied and interesting calendar of events.

Colchester is actually Britain’s first Roman city and has a heritage spanning over 2000 years. It has strong royal and military links throughout its history. This is evident when exploring Colchester’s range of museums and galleries with national importance.

Chelmsford is the county town of Essex and boasts a medieval Cathedral and hundreds of acres of parkland associated with Hylands House. Famously known for being the birthplace of radio, when Guglielmo Marconi opened the world’s first wireless factory there in 1899.

What you can expect to enjoy when retiring in an Essex City:

  • An abundance of museums
  • Wide variety of restaurants
  • Plenty of public transport for ease of travelling

Retiring to a picturesque town or village in Essex

There’s a plentiful array of chocolate-box quaint villages and towns in Essex. Coggeshall is one which is positioned between Colchester and Braintree. It offers nearly 300 listed properties and it is a market town, whose charter was granted in 1256 by Henry 3rd.

What you can expect to enjoy when retiring in an Essex town:

  • Historical and listed properties
  • Cultural heritage, castles, historical houses and parks
  • Fishing – there are many rivers, eleven lakes and other ponds throughout the area.

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