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Making the right move in later life:

Expert tips for choosing the perfect location

by Mark Whitcroft

We all know that moving in later life can be a big decision and finding the right location is a HUGE part of it. But don't worry, I've got some tips to help you make the best choice for you.

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  1. Consider your lifestyle: What do you enjoy doing in your day-to-day life? Do you love being surrounded by nature or do you crave the excitement of a bustling city? These are important factors to consider when choosing your new location.
  2. Accessibility: Are you looking for a location that is close to family and friends, or do you want to be near medical facilities and transport links? Or is both possible? Accessibility is key when it comes to choosing a location in later life.
  3. Climate: Are you looking for a warm, sunny location or do you prefer cooler, milder climates? Climate is a big factor when choosing your new location and can affect your quality of life. Are you even considering a move abroad?
  4. Cost of living: What is your budget for moving? Is the cost of living in your desired location affordable? It's important to research the cost of living in your chosen location to ensure it's within your budget.
  5. Amenities: What kind of amenities are important to you? Do you want to be near local shops, a local coffee shop, a library or a cinema? Make sure your chosen location has the amenities that are important to you.

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  1. Community: Are you looking for a tight-knit community or a more cosmopolitan area? Research the community in your chosen location to see if it's the right fit for you.
  2. Healthcare: If you have health issues or require regular medical attention, it's important to choose a location that is close to good medical facilities.
  3. Housing options: Do you prefer a bungalow or are you looking for a more modern, multi-level home? Could you consider a flat in a building with a lift? Make sure your chosen location has the housing options you're looking for.
  4. Safety: Safety is always a top priority, no matter your age. Research the crime rates in your chosen location to ensure it's a safe place to live. Check out this interactive crime map
  5. Future plans: What are your long-term plans? Are you looking to downsize or do you want a location that will accommodate you as your needs change in the future? Is this new place potentially adaptable as you age?

Please tell us about your experience looking for the perfect location. Send me an email on and I'll get back to you! Regards,

Co-founder, Hazel