Inner City Retirement Homes

With top-notch transport and a metropolitan mix of lifestyles, an inner city retirement home can put all of the best cultural, shopping and entertainment experiences right on your doorstep.

Stay active, engaged and in the loop

Sleepy villages and seaside resorts are a perfect retirement spot for some people. But for others, it's important to be close to the action – meeting new people from all walks of life, and surrounding yourself with opportunities for stimulating hobbies and fresh experiences.

You'll have museums, galleries, and educational classes and courses close by, and you'll have access to some of the best sports centres, libraries and landscaped parks and gardens in the country.

If you'd like to retire to an engaging, exciting part of the country where there's always a new experience to be had, have a look through some of our inner city retirement properties.

Keep up with the latest shows, events and festivals

There's plenty to keep you busy in the more rural areas of Britain. But if you want the choice of a huge variety of things to see and do, where you can take your pick of exciting new adventures every single day, a retirement home in the city could be your best bet.

No matter what you're interested in, and no matter how often you want to get involved, you'll find a new experience or a new sight close to home. Street markets, funfairs, opera, sports – it's all just a short journey away from your retirement property.

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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Guest suite

All McCarthy & Stone developments benefit from a guest suite. A homeowner’s guest or guests are welcome to stay for as long as the suite is available and paid for. The cost is up to £25* per night for the room. To find out more about our guest suites, click here.

*Prices vary across developments.

Guest suite


Guest suite

All McCarthy & Stone developments benefit from a guest suite. A homeowner’s guest or guests are welcome to stay for as long as the suite is available and paid for. The cost is up to £25* per night for the room. To find out more about our guest suites, click here.

*Prices vary across developments.

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Retire to a well-connected centre where everything you need is within reach

Whichever city you choose to live in, getting around town is rarely a problem. Between trams, underground trains, taxis and the extensive networks of buses, you can get anywhere you need to without a fuss. Some cities also have an evening transport system, which means you might never need to worry about driving again.

As well as getting around on local transport, retiring to a city centre means you'll be better connected to every other part of the country, too. You'll be close to the airport when you jet off on holiday, and you can easily take a cross-country train to visit your friends and family.

On top of that, you'll be living in a desirable location with good connections, which means it'll be even easier for your family to come and visit you, as well.

Find the city that's right for you

Inner city retirement doesn't always mean traffic jams and crowded trains. Cities come in all shapes and sizes, from the bustle of places like London and Birmingham to the steadier pace of areas like Cardiff, Bath and Oxford.

Even within the larger, busier cities, there are plenty of suburban neighbourhoods that feel as if they're actually small towns or villages. You can live on a quiet street around friendly faces and small businesses, but you'll also have the entirety of a cosmopolitan centre just a short journey away, whenever you want it.

If you like the sound of reliable transport, exciting events and some of the best arts and culture in the country, start your search for an inner city retirement home today.

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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.