Many older people who decide to downsize are now swapping their family home for a retirement home. Residential park homes have grown in popularity for many good reasons. Below we explore what it means to own a retirement home and the many benefits it can bring.

Secure accommodation

When you own a home in a gated community, then you have peace of mind knowing that your accommodation is safe and secure. This is a huge advantage if you live alone. Purpose-built retirement villages are incredibly safe and have a manager on-site at all times.

Very little maintenance

One of the biggest advantages of owning a retirement home is that there is very little maintenance or upkeep needed. Modern day accommodation on residential parks is purpose-built and is well insulated, keeping you warm while lowering those heating bills.

A friendly community

When you own a retirement home on a residential park, then you become part of a small community of like-minded people. Residents are friendly without being intrusive, and everyone looks out for each other. Many older people who are recently bereaved welcome this company and friendship. Many park homes also have on-site clubs and even a shop.

You save money

What you’ll find when you own a retirement home is that you will save money. Not only is a residential park home much cheaper than buying a bungalow, but the running costs are also lower. This leaves you with more money in the bank to enjoy your retirement.

Find out more about Gateforth Park

If you are considering buying a retirement home and are looking for the best residential park homes Yorkshire has to offer, then we can help you. We are building brand new residential park homes at Gateforth Park near Selby. If you want more information, please contact us today to find out more about one the best places to live in Yorkshire.