Chorleywood and Rickmansworth are becoming increasingly popular for young professionals commuting into the city, and for families desperate to get into the great schools, but what about those looking to retire into the area?
Chorleywood and Rickmansworth vary in many ways but what both areas offer are great local high streets with many independent retailers, offering residents all the local amenities you need. These include butchers, bakers, gift shops, banks, post offices, bookshops, hairdressers, cafes, restaurants, doctors’ surgeries, pharmacies and so much more. With all these at hand, it is ideal to be able to retire to a property within a short distance of the town centres where you can shop at a leisurely pace and take time to people watch over a coffee, rather than battle the congested and busy nature of the larger towns and cities around the country. Turneys Orchard is a highly sought after retirement development a few minutes walk away from Chorleywood village centre, and apartments are currently for sale here ranging from £190,000 – £250,000.
Chorleywood and Rickmansworth also offer the most beautiful open countryside, landscape and scenery. Rickmansworth residents can enjoy the Aquadrome Local Nature Reserve where there are lakes, grassland, woodland and plenty of picnic areas. In Chorleywood there is a 250 acre common, farmland and the grounds of Chorleywood House where you can walk down to the River Chess. Thus these are ideal areas for those who enjoy the outdoors.
Chorleywood Beaumont is a superb quality retirement apartment conveniently attached to the highly regarded Beaumont Care Home and this is located next to Chorleywood House and across the road from Christ Church and Chorleywood cricket ground where residents can take delight in watching the local teams play.
Both Rickmansworth and Chorleywood offer golf courses, both private and public. These range from pitch and putt in Rickmansworth, to a 9 hole course on Chorleywood common to the more exclusive Batchworth or Moor Park Golf Clubs. Hutchings Lodge a retirement development situated in Rickmansworth town centre where you enjoy being close to all the local amenities as well as only being a few minutes away from the Grand Union canal where you can enjoy fishing.
Further offerings include the Van Hage Garden centre in Chorleywood, the Waterside Theatre in Rickmansworth and a variety of local churches. Both areas have a great sense of community and there are often local events taking place such as village days, christmas festivals, canal festivals and smaller events such as antique fairs and book signings.
If you are considering retiring to the area, please do not hesitate to call us on 01923 776400 or 01923 285886 to find out more about the retirement properties we currently have available.