May 2, 2017 at 4:26 pm #18464
We are a young 50 something couple with no children and not ready to retire. We like green areas but a city life too with lots of buzz. We want to move out of London but not north. So love your help on advice on towns/cities west, south outside London. We don’t necessary want to commute back to London but want to know of town/cities which offer good chance of getting jobs tooMay 3, 2017 at 4:38 pm #18469
One suggestion for the cultural and grown up lifestyle is Winchester. There is a great mix, all within an environment best described as a village city. Employment maybe an issue, as the largest employers are the civil service and NHS, but there is a really interesting crowd who have been in the area for years or moved down from London. Hampshire is not very good at banging its drum, so I will oblige; we are between 2 National Parks (New Forest and South Downs) the Solent and all within 1 hour of London. Southampton airport has national and international destinations, so that opens things up further. And of course, being the south, it is always warm and sunny!May 3, 2017 at 6:17 pm #18470
MattMemberMay 4, 2017 at 7:43 am #18471
We moved to the Sussex coast last year and love it! There’s lots of green space – the South Downs are stunning! – and you have the beach too. We live 15 minutes from Brighton, which has so much going on – great restaurants, and so many events – talks, food festivals, film festivals, art, culture etc etc I think it offers just as much as London (almost!) yet is by the sea. There are lovely places to live around Brighton if you don’t want to be in the city – again depending on budget. Lewes, Hove, Shoreham by Sea, and further west there’s Chichester which is lovely in itself. We know lots of people who have moved from London to the south coast and no one regrets it they just wished they’d done it sooner ????May 4, 2017 at 7:46 am #18472
Oh and yes there seem to be lots of job opportunities in Brighton and around it, although a lot of people commute into london too.May 8, 2017 at 2:44 pm #18498
Thank you all. I am scared. I currently work in IT and hate it and really want to do something different but don’t know what, I am in my fifties. So trying to find a location that is in nice city/town or at least close to more than one town so I don’t restrict to job opportunities. Love to know from anyone who moved without a job to go to and then changed career.
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