What would you sacrifice to ensure you have great neighbours nearby in later life? A second bedroom, perhaps, or a great view?
Having good friends living in the same place you do could be the key to a happy retirement. In order to find the kindred spirits you’d like to bump into every day, you must meet as many owners as you can when viewing a retirement property.
When Wendy Osburn, 76, went to visit Wadswick Green, a retirement village near Bath in Wiltshire, it was a chance meeting with widow Marilyn McGee that convinced her it would be the right move.
“We started chatting and learned that we both grew up in the Bromley area in Kent, so we had a lot to talk about from the start,” says Wendy….