Retire to the South West
A NEW survey of 1,000 UK homeowners carried out by Bishop's Move has revealed that the South West is a hub for people looking to retire.
The respondents were asked what their main motivation for moving was, and 13 per cent in the South West said retirement, in comparison to eight per cent in the South East, four per cent in the North West and three per cent in East Anglia.
However the most common reason for relocating to the South West of England, according to the Bishop's Move survey, is in order to upsize, with 37 per cent of respondents in that part of the country giving that as their response.
Other reasons people look to relocate in the South West include to resolve schooling matters (12 per cent), unlock equity in property (seven per cent), and climate matters (six per cent).
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Chris Marshall, Bishop's Move marketing director, said: "Retirement for many people offers the opportunity to up sticks and move to a location we've always dreamed of living and the latest research suggests that destination could well be found in the South West of the UK.
"The survey certainly uncovered some interesting statistics regarding people's motivation to moving and research such as this helps us, as removals professionals, to assess our business offering and ensure that we can offer the right service to our customers, tailored to their needs.
"Whether our customers are pensioners moving to the South West or young families upsizing, it is up to us as an industry to take as much of the stress out of the moving process as possible."