St Ives, England
Last updated on Jul 02, 2023
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in St Ives, UK: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.
What do I need to know about living in St Ives?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to St Ives, they said:
"St Ives is a charming seaside town in Cornwall, UK, known for its beautiful beaches, art scene, and mild climate, making it an attractive place for retirement. Before retiring in St Ives, expats should be aware that the cost of living can be higher than in other parts of the UK, particularly when it comes to property prices. Expats should also know that St Ives is a popular tourist destination, especially in the summer months, which can lead to crowded streets and higher prices. Healthcare in the UK is provided by the National Health Service (NHS), which is free at the point of use for residents. Expats retiring in St Ives will need to register with a local GP to access these services. Public transportation in St Ives is reliable, with regular bus and train services to other parts of Cornwall and the UK. However, owning a car can be beneficial for exploring the surrounding countryside. St Ives has a strong sense of community with many clubs and societies for retirees to join. It's also home to the Tate St Ives art gallery and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, providing plenty of cultural activities. The weather in St Ives is milder than in other parts of the UK, but it can still be quite rainy, particularly in the winter months. English is the main language spoken in St Ives, but you'll also hear the Cornish language, which is enjoying a revival. Finally, expats should be aware that while St Ives is a safe town, like any other place, it's still important to take basic safety precautions, particularly when out at night," wrote a member in St Ives.
What do I need to know before moving to St Ives?
About the Author
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.
- What do I need to know before moving to St Ives?
- What is a typical expat home or apartment like in St Ives?
- What is the average cost of housing in St Ives?
- How do I meet people in St Ives?
- What do I need to know before retiring in St Ives?
- What should I pack when moving to St Ives?
- Where should I setup a bank account in St Ives?
- Will I be able to find a job in St Ives?
- What is life like as an expat in your area?
- What do people like (and dislike) about St Ives?
- What type of social life can someone expect in St Ives?
- What is the social scene like in St Ives?
- What advice to expats in St Ives have about housing?
- What are medical services in St Ives like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in St Ives?
- Is the cost of living in St Ives high?
- What are the visa & residency requirements in St Ives?
- Why do people move to St Ives?