Ringwood: A rural retirement haven
Moving somewhere new is always an exciting process, no matter how
old you are. However, those who are about to retire have more
freedom when it comes to picking a place to live.
Factors like the work commute do not have to be considered and
retirees can focus on finding a place that they like for all the
At this stage in life, some people will prefer the relaxing calm
that Britain's rural towns can offer. Property for sale in Ringwood could offer you
An old market town, Ringwood possesses a good balance of local
amenities and a strong sense of heritage.
With around 12,000 people living in the town, peace and quiet is
not hard to come by. The Hampshire town has a certain warm
atmosphere that is typical of a quintessential English
Evidence of Ringwood’s history can be seen throughout the
village. The Town Hall itself dates back to 1868 when it was built
by John Morant. Even older than this, the Church of St Peter and St
Paul reportedly dates back as far as the 13th century.
For those who love a good walk, the nearby New Forest National Park
offers a whole host of great routes to explore. The park also has
miles of cycle paths if you prefer getting around on two
As well as the fantastic surrounding countryside there are a number
of leisure facilities in the area. The local leisure centre has a
sports hall, swimming pool and a number of different classes that
residents of all ages can enjoy.
Many people about to retire may look for a place with convenient
access to local shops and Ringwood again excels in this area.
A good variety of popular supermarkets can be found
throughout the village, meaning you don’t have to go far to
get your weekly shop done.
Real ale drinkers will be pleased to know that Ringwood also
contains its own brewery. The Ringwood Brewery is home to a variety
of beers and they regularly host tours of the building. Popular
tipples include Old Thumper and Boon Doggle.