The 5 Best Retirement Locations Across The Globe

Deciding on the best retirement locations can be quite challenging. Some people may prefer spending the rest of their lives with their family and relatives under the same roof. Some individuals may move to locations where they are closer to nature and away from the busy city life.

However, many retirees want to spend their retirement in luxury. In retirement homes or villas which are packed with all the amenities and facilities that retirees want. Where they can get the best pampering, fine dining and other world-class activities.

The San Francisco Chronicle recently found their best retirement locations – luxury retirement locations around the world. These places all have pristine views and spectacular communities. People who can afford living in these villas experience grandiosity every day of their retirement lives.

• Isleworth, Florida

Isleworth in Windemere, FL, is a 6,000-acre retirement community. It is about 7.5 miles from the Butler Chain of Lakes shoreline. This place offers world-class retirement care with its impressive amenities like the Isleworth Golf and Country Club. This clubhouse and golf course was designed by Arnold Palmer and measures an impressive 82,000 square feet.

Retirees may also enjoy the wellness center that is packed with training equipment. Added luxury comes with the club spas and the picturesque golf course and lake views. Security is never a problem at Isleworth as the village has a full staff of professionals responsible for the retirees’ safety.

Retirees can even get access to party planning services. They may hire personal helpers to make their travel reservations and run errands for them. These retirement homes are sold from $1.5 million to $8 million and above.

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Retirees who want to live on an unspoiled barrier island should go to Kiawah. This place boasts stunning beaches and luxurious golf courses. Residents can enjoy the well-known tennis program with three hard courts and 23 clay courts.

Another great amenity on this island is the exclusive club house packed with spa facilities and three lavish swimming pools. There is also a plethora of restaurants, cafes and retail shops in this 10,000 acre resort. Villas can be bought from $300,000 to $2 million and above.

• The Residences at the Ritz Carlton in Dove Mountain, Arizona

Retiring at The Residences at the Ritz Carlton allows everyone to enjoy the real pleasures of life after many years of hard work. They can take advantage of the world-class golf course, hotel and spa. They can also take a dip in the pools with private cabanas and cafes on the side.

There are also fitness centers, tennis courts and fine dining restaurants. Private cooks, valets, housekeepers and concierges are also available on site.

• The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Vail, Colorado

Another option in the best retirement locations is The Ritz-Carlton Residences which is one of the country’s best ski resorts. Offering amenities usually found in top hotels and resorts like pools, hot tubs, spas, fitness centers, ski valets, concierge services and shopping spots.

Retirees may buy five to six bedroom penthouses with prices starting at around $2 million with others costing well over $8 million.

• The World Residences at Sea

The World Residences at Sea is a private residential community. This community has been floating at sea since 2002.  Many retirees consider it to be the best place to retire as it can take them to 53 countries.

This world’s biggest and most expensive residential yacht offers amenities that are beyond compare. Retirees can find comfort from a call-a-chef service, world-class dining, spas and a library. There are also personal trainers on board. Most importantly, the ship has emergency medical facilities. With this, retirees no longer have to worry about their health and comfort.

Resale properties are available at the World Residences. So, if you are one of the very few who can afford them, take your pick from one (or more?) of these best retirement locations. The facilities and services will indulge and pamper even the most discerning retirees.

This article comes from Nisha representing mha.org.uk – a charity providing care and support services for older people in Britain, with care homes in Bristol, Stockport, Southampton, Leeds and many other locations. 


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