The Best Place to Retire in the UK has been Revealed – and it’s here in North Yorkshire!

The seaside town of Scarborough has been crowned ‘Britain’s retirement capital’, according to analysis of figures from the Office for National Statistics carried out by mortgage broker Responsible Life, with more than one in four of its 62,000 residents (27.65%) aged 65 or over.

Blending natural beauty with a “comfortable and fulfilling retirement lifestyle”, Scarborough is a great place to reside at any age due to its stunning coastal setting, surrounded by two sweeping bays that each exhibit their own personality.

South Bay offers nostalgic entertainment and amusement arcades aplenty, whereas North Bay provides a much more tranquil seaside setting, where you’ll find theatres, parks and green open spaces galore.

The 12th century Scarborough Castle sits above the town and overlooks the North Sea.

If it’s countryside you are searching for, the neighbouring North York Moors are a rare landscape criss-crossed with wonderful hiking and cycling routes, as well many quaint market towns and villages, where red-roofed fisherman’s cottages and traditional tea rooms offer glimpses into a bygone era.

Experience vintage train travel at its finest and revisit the age of steam as you embark upon the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, weaving through woodlands and tranquil valleys that create a mesmerising tapestry of colours and textures as they change with the seasons, from vibrant purples in late summer to golden hues throughout autumn

North Yorkshire is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and home to a diverse array of plant and animal species, such as red kites, peregrine falcons and a vibrant variety of flora.

There is plenty to visit in the vicinity, too, as Scarborough train station provides access to nearby cities, with York being reached in around 45 minutes and Leeds in 80 minutes. This connects the town to UK-wide services, making it easy to travel for leisure, or to visit family and friends.

Retiring by the sea can open up a whole host of new opportunities to meet new people, explore hidden treasures and take up new hobbies, and our 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom homes in Burniston provide beautiful beaches right on the doorstep.

They also come fitted with PV solar panels, because an ideal retirement is one without extortionate energy bills!

Our first 2- and 3-bedroom properties at COAST in Burniston, just 3.8 miles from Scarborough, are now available to reserve and our 4-bedroom homes will be available from spring 2024.

Designed using the most advanced building materials to ensure the highest level of energy efficiency is embedded at the point of construction, our properties at COAST are further fitted with PV Solar Panels – which could save up to £480 per year in energy expenses.

This is because investing in a brand-new solar powered home makes you less reliant on the National Grid, and, based on Energy Saving Trust estimates, a typical household can knock between £195 and £480 per year off annual utility bills at the current Energy Price Guarantee rates.

Providing a rich cultural scene, recreational opportunities, and convenient amenities, Scarborough and the surrounding North Yorkshire scenery fosters a strong sense of community, creating a welcoming and embracing atmosphere for those enjoying their retirement.

Part Exchange cannot be considered on our coastal homes, however, do ask us about our Assisted Move Scheme, which can help to make the process of retiring to the seaside much smoother and more affordable.

Retirement is an exciting time to start a new chapter, and escaping to the coast can make all the difference, whether you want to spend more time soaking up sea views, or simply need a change of scenery. Find out more about our brand-new homes in Burniston here and find the perfect place to make the most of your golden years.