Most of the time in urban Britain today, we rarely have any contact with people – our neighbours and even our families. Life is generally passing us by at a lightning speed and the younger generation have embraced this lifestyle with open arms.
In such times, it’s not strange to yearn for a community spirit – a sense of belonging. There was a time when the British society had an eternal charm and etiquette, a sense of peace, a sense of calmness. And strangely, though British customs and traditions are famous all over the world, we are sometimes losing touch with them here at home.
An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
If you are yearning for some good old British community spirit a Residential park community could be a good option to consider. The average age of residents in park homes is above 55, in fact in a recent survey, 68% of the residential park occupants were 60 or over. There are very good chances that you meet like-minded people in your community who share similar beliefs and interests. There are great opportunities for friendships and many parks have their residents organise social events and community clubs.
We love the convenience of managing a park home as well as how cosy our whole park is. There are just 31 homes on this park so literally everyone knows everyone. There is a lot of potential to make great friendships – it basically depends on how social you are.
Les, resident since 2010.
Another point I would like to mention is that these homes are much cheaper to maintain as the expenses for utilities are substantially lower than any other home. My expenses came down substantially and that is what we were aiming for when we decided to move to a park home.
Another huge benefit of moving into a park home and downsizing from your ‘brick n mortar’ home would be benefits- an easier/smaller house to maintain, moving into a popular location or maybe nearer to loved ones and also lower energy bills and council bills. The homes are single-storey bungalows with generous outdoor space to ensure your passion for gardening. So you will probably have money left over in your bank account after downsizing and you get a chance to live life the good old English way!
Also, the way the residential parks are developed and located, stores, medical facilities and entertainment options are all within easy reach.
Saying goodbye to your house which you’ve lived in for years may not be an easy process, but sometimes new beginnings are the way to go. After all, you have taken care of your responsibilities and now it is time for you to enjoy life.
The new location / new home may not feel perfect right away. Why not think of it as an adventure and start slow. Visit the parks in these locations, walk around, talk to the residents and the park manager, discuss with your loved ones and then decide if the transition is right for you.
Selling a house is never an easy task, even more so in the present property market. We offer a part-exchange that takes away the stress of selling away from you and you get the full market value of your property. Once you have chosen and reserved your park home, we make you an offer on your property and handle the sale and you never have to deal with any hassle.
At Wyldecrest, we are proud of serving the community and take pride in managing more than 90 Residential parks spread across England.
If you would like to explore the park home lifestyle and see if it is something which could suit you, why not give us a quick call on 0330 1337300?
You may be pleasantly surprised at how luxurious the homes actually are and how friendly and pleasant the atmosphere on the parks is!