Retirement homes in Chelmsford

With a busy city centre, a thriving culture and dozens of fantastic events throughout the year, Chelmsford is an ideal spot for a high-quality retirement home that's still within reach of London.

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 Retire to a city with a deep heritage

From castle ruins and historic churches to stately homes and curious museums, there's plenty of local history to uncover around Chelmsford.

You can see the second-smallest cathedral in the country at the church of St. Mary the Virgin, visit the neo-classical Hylands House and its surrounding 500 acres of parkland, or see the remaining earthworks of the Norman Pleshey Castle.

You'll find local history from the pre-Roman times to the 20th century at Chelmsford Museum, the history of Victorian policing at the Essex Police Museum, and a mix of historical re-enactments and science experiments at the Sandford Mill Museum.

Get out and about in a city of culture and shopping

Whether you're looking for the latest performances or the best new brands, there's lots to keep you busy around Chelmsford.

You can catch drama, musicals and modern performances at the Old Court Theatre, see ballet and opera at the Cramphorn Theatre, or watch pantomime, jazz and dance at the Civic Theatre.

When you feel like treating yourself, you'll find over 60 leading brands at the High Chelmer Shopping Centre, more than 50 different stalls at the 800-year-old Chelmsford Market, and a wide range of independent retailers and restaurants at The Meadows shopping centre.

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Retirement Living - The perfect blend for many buyers - your own apartment, maintenance taken care of and the chance to socialise.

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Retirement Living PLUS - All the benefits of Retirement Living plus support and on-site catering for those wanting a little more help.

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Lifestyle Living - This pioneering concept provides luxurious homes in stunning locations for active over-55s.

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Get involved in a city full of events, festivals and sports

With annual events, dedicated sports clubs and some of the most spectacular festivals in the East of England, it's no wonder so many people are choosing a retirement home in Chelmsford.

You can bring your family to the award-winning 3foot People Festival at Hylands Park, see hundreds of professional street artists performing their music, comedy and theatre at the CITYdiversions Festival, or choose from a huge range of seasonal productions and events throughout the year.

You'll find swimming and ice skating at the Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre, countless miles of scenic walks and cycling routes across more than 20 parks and green spaces, and 16 golf courses dotted around the local area.

If you'd like to retire to a thriving city with both the coast and London just a short trip away, have a look at some our latest retirement properties around Chelmsford.

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It’s just wonderful here and our social life has completely transformed since we moved in … McCarthy & Stone has made the whole journey easy and stress-free.