County’s a haven for retirement
South Bucks the most popular place for senior managers to live out lives
SOUTH Bucks is the most popular part of the country for former senior mangers to retire to, according to new figures.
Research from financial services company Prudential has shown that nearly 14 per cent of all retirees having previously held a senior management position will head to South Bucks when they stop working.
The area’s links to London, while also being in a more rural area, are cited as reasons for the area being so attractive to people who have stopped working.
Peter Rogers, of the Beaconsfield Probus club, an organisation for retired professionals, said: “I totally agree with these figures.
“I think that the fact London is so close is important for people who have retired because they still have a lot of links there.
“Aside from that, it’s a great place to live if you’ve stopped working.
“There is so much to do here and there are also lots of groups and organisations to join if you are retired.
“You are surrounded by lots of people who are in the same position that you are, so that’s another reason why people choose to come here.
“It is very easy to stay active here, which is what you want when you have stopped working.”
Prudential bosses said that its research showed people wanted to remain relatively close to the area where they had worked when they retire.
Stan Russel, the company’s income expert, said: “The trend seems to be that many people are retiring close to where they have spent their working lives.
“Upping sticks and moving home when the time comes to give up work is an expensive business and for many retirees the costs may be just too prohibitive.”