If you’ve retired and are thinking about relocating, there may be many considerations occupying your mind. Moving home in retirement is a big decision, especially if you’re choosing to relocate and move away from an area you’ve lived in for many years. Here are just a couple of things to keep in mind:


One of the most important things to consider when thinking about retirement living is exactly where you want to move. Make sure you’re choosing a location where you will feel secure and at home, but also a location that is well connected so it is easy to stay in touch with friends and family. You’ll want to be in an environment you enjoy – perhaps somewhere scenic or near to the city where you currently live.


It may seem obvious, but you also need to consider your budget when moving, especially if the amount of income you will receive, or the way that that you will be receiving it, will be subject to change. Will you be taking the opportunity to downsize or to move into a more practical and accessible space? Downsizing can be an effective way to improve your retirement finances, but don’t forget there are still short-term costs involved with moving.

Get in touch

Here at Gateforth Park, we are more than happy to help you address these considerations and hopefully find the best retirement home for you. We are situated in the Selby District of North Yorkshire and offer park home living for the over 50s. The park is well connected and is less than a 40-minute drive to either York or Leeds, with the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors, Scarborough and Whitby not much further. At Gateforth Park we offer a range of residential park homes of different sizes, each differently priced, to cater to a range of different needs.

Our full range of residential park homes can be viewed on our website, as well as the answers to some frequently asked questions about the park. If you would like further information or would like to arrange to view one of our residential park homes then we can be contacted on 01757 616 646.