Chester : England

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What it's Like to Retire in Chester

Chester, a town of about 77,000 that is south of Liverpool, is one of the most interesting towns in England. It is a former Roman outpost and then medieval city.  The walls from the latter era still almost completely surround Chester, and it is one of the best preserved walled cities in the British Isles. Chester has a number of medieval buildings, but some of the black-and-white buildings within the city centre are actually Victorian restorations.  Tourism is very important to the local economy. The city's central shopping area includes its unique Rows (two levels of shops) which date from medieval times. The Rows includes what is believed to be the oldest shop front in England. Photo of the Chester Rows courtesy of Wikipedia and Clint Heacock.

Where to Retire in Chester and Home Prices

Living in town is generally more expensive than in the nearby environs.  "Shared ownership" is available in many small apartments for less than 50,000 pounds, with very large home approaching 1 million pounds.


What is special about Chester

Chester Racecourse attracts thousands of spectators for its flat racing.  The city has a number of attractions including its architecture and the Grosvenor Museum.

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Facts about CHESTER
  • State: ENGLAND
  • Environment: College Town,Small-mid Sized City,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 21-40
  • Avg July Temperature:
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: NA
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: No
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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