Did you know that there are over 250,000 people living in residential park homes in the UK alone?
They’ve become an increasingly popular way of living over the last few years, and a large number of those residents have decided to downsize in their retirement.
There’s a number of reasons why park homes have proved so popular with those who wish to downsize, whether it be the modern, comfortable features of the homes themselves, the sense of community or the parks, or simply the great value.
We’re going to take a quick look at five reasons why you might wish to consider a park home if you’re thinking of downsizing.
1. Quality of life
While downsizing is obviously about moving to somewhere a bit smaller than your current home, you don’t want to have to compromise on quality and end up in some cramped flat.
Park homes are anything but cramped and promote independence and leisure, in a sizeable and comfortable modern home.
And it’s not just the inside of a park home which is spacious. The parks themselves are set in acres of quiet greenery, offering you a laidback pace of life, often with your own small garden to tend to.
Most find that park homes actually allow them to enjoy a much higher quality of life than they did at their old home, and at a much lower cost.
As you can see from this article from Mail Online, some parks are even incredibly luxurious!
2. Community feel
Unfortunately, much of the UK is losing its community spirit, especially in bigger towns and cities, and as many as 70% of us don’t even know who our next door neighbours are.
So if you’re craving that feeling of living in a closely knit community, a park home might be for you.
Parks always have a warm and welcoming atmosphere, often with access to a range of leisure activities to help you get to know your new neighbours.
3. Low maintenance
One of the main reasons for downsizing is wanting to rid yourself of all of the odd jobs that take up so much of your time in a traditional home.
Park homes are made specifically with this in mind and are almost always brand new when you move into them, meaning that they’ll require bare minimum maintenance.
Park homes are also only one storey high which makes them a lot easier to look after.
4. Value for money
One of the biggest things that draw people towards downsizing to a park home is that they’re much more affordable than a traditional home.
This is partly because the park home agreement states that while you do own the physical home itself, the land that it is situated on is actually the property of the park owner.
This also means that park homes are almost always in the lowest bracket of council tax, meaning that they’re ideal for those who have retired and are now living off a pension.
5. Safe and secure
Safety is always an important thing to consider when moving house and park home living represents a much safer alternative to a bricks and mortar home in an inner city location.
Parks are situated far away from the hustle and bustle of city life and have lots of security features such as key fobs, CCTV cameras and sometimes security guards. Above all else, they feel safe and secure and offer the peace of mind which many desire.
For more information on just why park homes are such a great option for downsizing, check out this great infographic from Sell My Park Home.
10 Reasons To Consider Purchasing A Park Home | Sell My Park Home
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