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RetirementMoves Top 4 most Social Retirement Developments

Published: 06 October 2017

Some people worry that they’ll be lonely once they move to a retirement development, however, doing so can be a great tonic for loneliness because they make new friends with like-minded people who they wouldn’t necessarily meet if they downsized to a regular property. Developments are designed to be sociable with communal lounges, sun terraces with comfortable seating along with open plan dining areas and cafés, making it easier for people to sit, chat and build new friendships.

In many retirement developments, there’s a great social community and a variety of clubs and activities on offer such as exercise classes, film clubs, reading clubs, gardening clubs or carpet bowls club.

However, these clubs are optional, so homeowners don’t have to get involved if they don’t want to. There are communal areas where residents can just sit with a cup of coffee and enjoy being in the company of others.

Here are the top 4 most sociable retirement developments:



Number 4 –

Huntcliffe Court in Glenside, Saltburn by Sea, North Yorkshire

In at number 4 is the lovely Huntcliffe Court in Saltburn by Sea, North Yorkshire.

Huntcliffe Court is a highly regarded Retirement Living development in Glenside.

The residents here have set up a successful Gardening Club and have won several ‘In Bloom’ awards. See more retirement properties for sale in this area.

Kings Place

Number 3 –

Kings Place in Fleet, Hampshire

In at number 3 is the newly built Kings Place in Fleet, Hampshire.

Kings Place is a stunning development which was built in 2017.

The residents here already have an established choir, a cards evening and weekly fitness club in place. See more retirement properties for sale in this area

malpas court

Number 2 –

Malpas Court in Northallerton, North Yorkshire

In at number 2 is Malpas Court in Northallerton, North Yorkshire.

This development is located in a beautiful rural setting, so the residents have been keen in getting together and organising activities and clubs so they don’t have to venture out every evening.


Some of these activities include regular film nights, cards nights, reading club, dominos club, watercolour painting club and there’s also a knitting club. In addition, they run a winter fayre. See more retirement properties for sale in this area.

 Salmon Court

Number 1 –

Salmon Court in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire

In at the top position due to its range of activities is Salmon Court in Wellesbourne, Warwickshire. Salmon Court is a beautiful modern retirement development offering a variety of activities for residents to suit all tastes.

Some of these activities include: a regular coffee morning, film night, dominos, knit and stitch group, days out, lounge games such as quoits, table top bowls and carpet bowls.

They also have a mobile library that visits them each week. See more retirement properties for sale in this area.


Do you live in one of these developments? Is there a new club that we haven’t listed? If so, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to include it! Or if you live in another development with an active social community, we would love to hear from you!    




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