Retirement homes in Derby

From its deep roots in the Industrial Revolution to the thriving cultural center that it is today, the city of Derby could be just the place to find a high-quality retirement property.

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Relax in a city full of arts, culture and shopping

Whether you're looking for fine art or the latest performances, there's plenty to keep you busy around Derby.

You can see comedy and drama at the award-winning Derby Theatre, catch films and contemporary art at the modern QUAD centre, or watch major sports events and concerts at the 5,000-capacity Derby Arena.

When it's time to treat yourself, you'll find shops for just about everything. You'll see all of your favourite high-street brands at St. Peter's Quarter, independent boutiques and historical arcades at the Cathedral Quarter, or you can explore a wide range of stalls at Britain's first purpose-built market hall.

Retire to a place that's rich with heritage

As one of the most central cities in England, Derby was once a crucial crossroads for transport and trade. It's often called ‘the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution’, and you can see signs of its history all over the city.

You can visit the museum at the Silk Mill, the world's first factory, hear the 500-year-old bells at Derby Cathedral, or explore the stately homes at Kedleston Hall and Calke Abbey. It's also just a short trip up to the Crich Tramway Village, a restored period village full of old-fashioned shops.

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Get out and about in the English outdoors

Buying a retirement home near a city doesn't have to mean missing out on nature. There are plenty of parks, forest, lakes and stately gardens to explore around the area, and it's not too far from the Peak District, where you'll find almost 2,000 miles of paths and trails to navigate.

If you're ready to keep up a more active retirement, Derby has lots to keep you busy. There are almost 40 golf courses in the county, with 12 of those in the city area itself. You can watch professional games at the iPro Stadium or the County Cricket Grounds, or just spot wildlife and traverse the wilderness in one of the city's many parks, such as the 85-acre Alvaston Park, where you'll find a Science Garden, an outdoor gym and a lake.

Make the most of the crossroads of England

Retiring to Derby doesn't just give you a lively city at your doorstep. It also opens you up to a huge number of other nearby places to discover. Leicester, Nottingham and Loughborough are just a 20-minute train journey away, and Birmingham and Sheffield are each less than an hour from home.
If you'd like to explore a busy city in the centre of the country, see whether our Derby retirement properties would be a good fit: