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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," remarked another expat who made the move to St Ives, England.

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