Retirement Villages in top five of the UK’s ‘best retirement community’ rankings

News posted

21st March 2012

For the third consecutive year, the UK pioneer of age exclusive communities Retirement Villages Ltd has secured the top five rankings in a list of Best Retirement Communities awarded by an independent website.

The website has named Retirement Villages Ltd’s Cedars Village in Hertfordshire the UK’s Best Retirement Community for the third year running. The next four places are taken by other sites in the company’s portfolio; Roseland Parc in Cornwall, Castle Village also in Hertfordshire, Thamesfield in Oxfordshire and Elmbridge Village in Surrey. The company claims another top 10 place with Lime Tree Village in Warwickshire at number seven.

This is the third year the company, established since 1981, has scored such impressive success; last year it held very similar rankings.

Each community is reviewed against a strict list of criteria which includes residential options, visual appeal, recreational activities, social networking, and safety and security. The overall experience for residents is also taken into account by the website which is an independent authority on ‘where you should retire’.

Retirement Villages’ Sales and Marketing Director Sarah Burgess said: “We are committed to providing first class properties in beautiful surroundings with a level of support available when required. To have scored so highly in the rankings gives us, and our residents, the assurance that we are delivering on that commitment.

“When our first village, Elmbridge Village in Surrey, was built it was unique. In the three decades since, more developers have entered the market place and living options in retirement have expanded. Therefore, to still have six villages in the top 10 is something we are very proud of. We are also delighted for our residents. While we develop the villages, they create the communities that make them fun, interesting and exciting places to live.”

Retirement Villages Ltd has been providing bespoke lifestyle and care villages for the over 55s since 1981. As the pioneers of the UK model, the company now has nearing 2,000 residents living in 13 locations with further development in the pipeline.