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Moving to Lake District, England

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 06, 2023

Summary: Moving to Lake District, UK: Expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about everything you need to know before moving to Lake District.

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What do I need to know before moving to Lake District?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Lake District, they said:

"Expats moving to the Lake District in the UK should be aware of several factors to ensure a smooth transition. Firstly, the Lake District is a popular tourist destination, so expect crowds during peak seasons. The area is known for its stunning natural beauty, with numerous lakes, mountains, and picturesque villages, making it an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts. The cost of living in the Lake District can be higher than in other parts of the UK, particularly in popular tourist areas. Housing options range from traditional cottages to modern apartments, and it's essential to research the local property market to find the best fit for your budget and lifestyle. Public transportation in the Lake District is limited, so having a car is highly recommended for getting around. However, there are also buses and trains available for travel within the region and to nearby cities. The weather in the Lake District can be unpredictable, with frequent rain and cooler temperatures. Expats should be prepared for this by investing in appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor activities. Healthcare in the UK is provided through the National Health Service (NHS), and expats will need to register with a local GP (General Practitioner) to access medical services. It's essential to research the healthcare options available in your area and ensure you have the necessary documentation for registration. The Lake District offers a range of educational options for families, including state-funded schools, private schools, and international schools. It's important to research the local schools and their admission processes to find the best fit for your children. The region has a strong sense of community, with many local events and festivals taking place throughout the year. Expats should take advantage of these opportunities to meet new people and immerse themselves in the local culture. Finally, it's essential to familiarize yourself with UK laws, customs, and etiquette to ensure a smooth transition to life in the Lake District. This includes understanding the local currency, driving regulations, and any necessary permits or visas required for living and working in the UK," said one expat who made the move to Lake District.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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