Stratford-upon-Avon named one of the top 10 best places to retire by The Times

The Times has named the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon and even referenced Orbit’s purpose built retirement apartments at Arden Quarter as one of the best places for retirees in the UK. And we couldn’t agree more!

The Times proclaimed that retirees are spoilt for high-class ways to spend their time in Stratford-upon-Avon, and with a brand-new hospital, great doctors’ surgeries and plentiful transport links, it is easy to see why this is a great place for Britain’s’ fastest growing demographic to retire in.

The birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon is so much more than just a beautiful, bustling medieval market town. Its picturesque timber-framed Tudor houses intermingle with an enviable selection of high street and independent shops, restaurants, cafes, cosy pubs, tea-rooms and three RSC theatres.

Stratford-upon-Avon also offers the benefit of a weekly market every Friday in Rother Street, the Maybird Shopping Park, which includes leading retailers such as Marks & Spencer, Boots and Next, and a modern leisure centre and sports club offering second to none facilities and a huge range of activities to choose from.

The area also offers a thriving social scene to enjoy at leisure with numerous clubs to join and cultural events taking place throughout the year to enjoy. There are also lots of opportunities to make a difference and get involved in the local community. The RSC and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust offer volunteering opportunities and there are thousands of other volunteering roles in the local area.

Why Orbit loves Stratford-upon-Avon: Stratford-upon-Avon offers the perfect blend of new and old and is the ideal place to relax, unwind and enjoy the freedom of retirement.

Why The Times love Stratford-upon-Avon: The perfect blend of history and geography, in and out of the classroom.

Why Retirement Living at Arden Quarter?

Arden Quarter offers the best in retirement living. Our contemporary 1 and 2 bedroom apartments feature balconies, that are just perfect to enjoy a glass of wine on, onsite parking and a high specification as standard which includes NEFF and Bosch appliances, Pocelanosa tiles, LED downlighters in the kitchen and bathroom wood effect flooring throughout, a walk in thermostatic shower, oak veneer doors and thermostatically controlled, energy efficient heating system plus much, much more to enjoy.

Not only are the apartments at Arden Quarter first class, so are the facilities which include a rooftop bar, perfect for social get-togethers with fellow residents, and the beautifully landscaped gardens which can be explored at your leisure.

If you have additional needs now or in the future, retirement living at Arden Quarter can provide you with the extra support you need, when you need it. Every apartment is equipped as standard with a digital system that will enable you to live independently but with the added reassurance of being connected to your loved ones and care packages are available that can be catered to your specific needs, should you ever need them.

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