Retford residents enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with ample pubs and restaurants, high street shops and various supermarkets to choose from. It also enjoys surrounding countryside with pleasant walks and parks for those that enjoy the outdoors.
Retford benefits from having some highly rated schools located in the nearby area, with North Wheatley C of E Primary being one of the best in Nottinghamshire. There is also a choice of private schools in the area, in the nearby villages of Ranby and South Leverton.
Retford has a mainline railway station with links into London Kings Cross and interestingly, the town represents an important point in the rail network where north, south, east and west meet. By car, there are easy routes leading to other towns including Worksop, Bawtry, Gainsborough, Newark and even the cathedral city of Lincoln and the local buses service all villages within a 15 mile radius.