West Sussex, home of Charters Village is still the best place in the UK when it comes to offering retirees the highest quality of life.
The county has been awarded the top spot for the second year running, in findings published by the Prudential’s 2018 Quality of Life Index – beating Dorset and East Sussex, who each hang on to their respecting second and third placing.
The survey looks at a number of key indicators of happiness and comfort; including attractive locations for retirees, access to healthcare, feeling safe and pension income.
This is excellent news for retirees seeking an independent living option in West Sussex, and the positive findings have been welcomed by village manager Nigel Walter.
He said: “We’re thrilled to hear that West Sussex has been named the best county to retire to, it really is a fantastic place to live. The peaceful countryside is a huge draw, with the beautiful South Downs providing the perfect place for walks. Here at Charters Village we’re also close to the coast and with the M25 nearby it’s easy to reach London and the rest of the UK.
“Residents enjoy a carefree lifestyle – it’s relaxing but with plenty to do on your doorstep if you like to get out and about. We also benefit from excellent healthcare facilities in the area with three hospitals nearby and many private healthcare facilities too, which many find reassuring. Demand for property at Charters Village is high – there are only a few properties remaining from our recent phase of development.”
He added: “Our residents enjoy a vibrant social life both in the village and further afield benefitting from the culture and history that the county has in abundance; Arundel Castle and Gardens and Chichester Cathedral are very popular for visits, and many enjoy shopping in the array of independent shops and boutiques in the local area.”