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A vibrant and caring community for the over 55's.

A vibrant and caring community for the over 55's.

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20th March 2024

Over 55 community near me: what to look for

Are you thinking of moving to an Essex retirement village? If you’ve found yourself Googling ‘over 55 community near me’, you’ve come to the right place. At Burnham Waters, a luxury retirement community in Essex, we are pioneers in luxury senior living. We understand that whatever your choice upon retirement, it’s important that you know what your options are, so you are able to choose wisely with your future in mind. To help you make an informed decision, in this week’s blog, we outline some of the key things to look for when taking your next steps.


Accessible living


If you’re looking to move upon retirement, it’s important that your new home has ease of access. Of-course, this depends on the kind of home you’re looking to find, but if you’re looking for a retirement village, or community, then space shouldn’t be a problem. If you’re looking at independent living, new build retirement bungalows are always our recommendation.

New build retirement bungalows are spacious and built with wheelchair access in mind. It’s no secret that as we get older, our bodies become less able. Bungalows cater for every eventuality and don’t have stairs. Making the move to a spacious ground floor property now could mean that you don’t have to worry about a potential move, or house renovations later on in life. 

At Burnham Waters, our over 55 retirement bungalows are built to M4(3) building regulations, making them (and their surrounding areas) fully mobility scooter, walking frame and wheelchair adaptable.


A sense of community 


When googling ‘over 55 community near me’, you’ll come across a lot of local retirement options. What is important is that a sense of community comes across both online and in your initial viewings. In our opinion, it’s clear to see when a village has happy residents. If you’re looking at luxury retirement villages specifically, then you’ll see that most facilities are on site, which means there is plenty to get involved with, should you want to.

Be sure to have a look at the facilities, the clubs and the weekly meet ups that take place. This will give you an indication of the things on offer for the residential community. At Burnham Waters, we offer a vast range of on-site community activities for our residents.

Take a look at our lifestyle page for more information! 

We will also have a variety of on-site shops, cafes and residential transport options to further support that close-knit community feel!

View the ammenties that will be available at our luxury retirement community.

At Burnham Waters, our facilities and amenities are just a stone’s throw from our new build retirement bungalows. Everything you need for a happy and purposeful retirement is all in one place for your ultimate convenience and fulfilment!


Independence without stress


Upon retirement, we often aspire for that stress free, simplistic way of life. Moving to a luxury retirement community can help you to live a low maintenance, yet independent lifestyle. When considering you retirement options, ensure that there is an adequate support network to help you, should you need them.

We understand that loneliness and isolation is cause for concern with potential residents and their loved ones, which is why at our luxury retirement community, you can rest assured that there is always someone on hand to help out. Whatever you need, we will do our very best to ensure you are supported and safe. 

Our retirement community will include a medical centre, complete with a team of doctors and health care professionals, a fully qualified care team, maintenance staff and a security team, all of whom will be on call for residents 24/7. Whether you want a fully independent retirement, or require a little more assistance, your support network extends as far as you need it to go!


Security and safety 


When searching for ‘over 55 community near me’, take a look at the security features on offer. Safety and security are a key element when it comes to peace of mind upon retirement. One of the many benefits of luxury retirement village living is the on-site security.

Whether you live alone, or with a partner or friend, knowing that there is a watchful eye available certainly helps to lay any worries to rest. At Burnham Waters, we have ensured that each property is fitted with alert systems and video doorbells to maintain security. In order to enhance that safe, community feel, a security office and on-site security will remain on-site 24/7. You can feel confident when you lock up and leave, knowing that your property is safe!


Get in touch


If you’re looking for an over 55 community near me, then contact us at Burnham Waters! We would love to tell you a little more about our vibrant retirement community in Essex. Our marketing suite is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 3pm! Simply call our sales team at on 01621 861559 to arrange an appointment. 

If you’d like to receive more information about our new build retirement bungalows, there are plenty of ways you can get in touch and find out more about us:

- Head over to our FAQs page.

Fill out our contact form for a downloadable brochure. 

Complete our enquiry form for a little more information. 

- Email us

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