Retirement homes in Kent

From the ridges and valleys of the Weald to the hills of the North Downs, it's no wonder that Kent's known as ‘the Garden of England’.

Discover a green, inspiring county

From the White Cliffs of Dover up to the Canterbury Cathedral, Kent's an area of staggering views and rich heritage. There are 26 castles, over 50 wildlife reserves, and more than 300 miles of shoreline to explore across the county – so whether you're looking for a friendly market town or a bustling seaside retreat, there are plenty of places to find the perfect retirement home.

See England's history first-hand

As a county wrapped in coastline, Kent has deep roots in maritime history.  The Historic Dockyard Chatham covers more than 400 years of warships, including the HMS Victory, the flagship of Lord Nelson – and the Dover Museum holds the Bronze Age Boat, the oldest sea vessel known to man.
Further inland, you'll find tours of famous manors, such as the homes of Charles Darwin and Winston Churchill, or the preserved Roman Villa at Lullingstone, dating back to 100 AD. You can also discover Kent's many museums, including the Canterbury Roman Museum and the Fleur de Lis Museum – an exciting exploration of the gunpowder industry.

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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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A whole county of culture and sports

From the quirky workshops and galleries of Folkestone's Creative Quarter to the modern art of Margate's Turner Contemporary gallery, there's something for everyone in ‘the Garden of England’. The Canterbury festival attracts 60,000 people to over 200 events each year, and the Tenterden Folk Festival brings a four-day musical spectacle to a small town on the edge of The Weald.

Or if you'd rather continue your active lifestyle into retirement, Kent's epic outdoors has plenty of green space for games and sports. There are over a hundred different golf courses (including the Regal Five), and many of them – such as Leeds and Hever Castle – let you swing away amongst castles, lakes and landscaped gardens.

Those of you looking for a more scenic experience can start planning to explore the 4,000 miles of coastal and countryside paths in the county – a perfect way to discover England's picturesque forests, beaches, villages and hills.

When you're choosing the perfect place for your next grand adventure, you don't always have to choose between fresh air and busy cities. Have a look at our retirement homes for sale in Kent – and find a beautiful retreat within reach of the capital.

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