Retirement Properties in Cambridge

Discover more about senior living in Cambridge and find the right retirement housing for you.

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A historical university city and county town that’s ready to be explored

Whether it’s world famous icons, countryside surroundings or having one of the highest concentrations of preserved historic buildings in England, Cambridge is a wonderful city in which to retire. What’s more, our retirement homes in Cambridge can be the perfect place for you to then make the most of your golden years and enjoy everything this location has to offer.

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The city of Cambridge is alive with history, from King’s College Chapel to the Grade I listed Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Its biggest draw is the world-famous university - 20% of Cambridge’s population are students, but it is also busy with locals and tourists too. Top sights include the campus grounds and colleges, the Bridge of Sighs, the Mathematical Bridge and the many museums, including the Fitzwilliam museum which houses incredible art and antiquities – the Egyptian Galleries are a must see. The nearby Market Square is a hotspot to grab a bite to eat or a gift from the independent traders and craft stalls. Festivals are frequent too, with the likes of the Midsummer Fair, Cambridge Folk Festival, and Shakespeare Festival.

If you’re hankering for the great outdoors, the picturesque River Cam offers plenty to explore, with pretty picnic spots, punting tours, rowing and regattas. Or spend the day at Thetford Forest.  Our retirement homes in Cambridge are close to a range of amenities, including independent shops, supermarkets, restaurants and so much more.

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Cambridge is teeming with iconic, historical buildings covering everything from abbeys to chapels and churches. Just a few examples include the King’s College Chapel, which is believed to be one of England’s best examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture. There’s also the Grade I listed Church of the Holy Sepulchre with its amazing conical spire. Moreover, if you’re feeling bold you can even go up the spiral staircase inside Great St Mary’s Church’s bell tower. 

The biggest draw is of course the world-famous university, which also makes up a large proportion of the city itself. In addition, around 20% of Cambridge’s population is said to be students of the university, which means the city is home to a variety of different cultures and demographics.  

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The streets of Cambridge are always bustling and alive with friendly locals and sightseers alike. The Market Square is a particular hotspot and is often filled with independent traders and craft stalls. Many festivals and fairs take place around the year, from the Midsummer Fair to the Cambridge Folk Festival, Film Festival, Shakespeare Festival and much more. 

Thanks to the city’s popularity you won’t be short on amenities, as close to our retirement homes in Cambridge is an array of shops, restaurants, supermarkets and independent sellers. There’s also a wealth of family activities to be found close by, which means you’ll have lots of choice for things to do with your visitors.

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Cambridgeshire is fantastic for countryside walking and has lots to explore, particularly with more impressive historical monuments, houses and museums. Just outside of Cambridge for instance, is Ely Cathedral. This is a magnificent building famed for its iconic tower and captivating ceilings and stained glass windows.

Just northeast of the city and under an hour from our retirement homes in Cambridge, you could spend the day in Thetford Forest. Here you can find a variety of walks and cycling trails and it’s a great place to go with younger family members. If you keep heading northeast, you’ll get to the Norfolk coast where you can spend the day exploring the scenic seaside landscape.

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Embrace the next chapter with McCarthy Stone

Whether it’s a retirement property in Cambridge or elsewhere in the UK, you’ll find a place to relax that’s right for you with McCarthy Stone. From award-winning properties that can save you money on living costs to our welcoming communities of new friends, our purpose is clear: to offer the perfect home for a life, well lived.

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