Living in Guernsey
The Island of Guernsey lies some 30 miles to the west of France and 75 miles to the south of England, enjoying easy and convenient access to both the UK and continental Europe. The Bailiwick of Guernsey includes the islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Herm, Sark and Jethou.
Its appeal as a place to live is a testament to its charm and natural beauty, with its rolling pasture land, sandy bays and cragged cliffs. The island has a renowned and vibrant financial industry which contributes a major part of the island’s GDP and is based primarily in the capital St Peter Port. The other employment mainstays are tourism, the services sector and light industry.
Guernsey offers the perfect setting for any number of outdoor activities and sports, while sophisticated bars and restaurants help to redress the balance of any excessive calorie loss.
Benefits of living in Guernsey
Guernsey offers the ideal compromise between tax seclusion and accessibility, with direct air and sea routes to a number of Europe's principal cities. Its geographical position and constitutional stance of independence - with allegiance to the British Crown - has resulted in a culture and lifestyle all of its own that blends the best features of the UK and the continent.
Guernsey’s population is estimated to be slightly under 70,000 which creates a small, tight-knit community feel and, as such, is an excellent place to raise a family or enjoy your retirement. For those working, a maximum commute of 20 minutes takes much of the sting out of employment helping to induce low stress levels and a desirable work/life balance.
St Peter Port has a rich architectural heritage and its pedestrianised cobbled streets offer residents a busy and colourful mix of boutique shops and numerous coffee bars. You’re never far from peace and quiet afforded by the island’s beautiful sandy beaches or the dramatic cliff top walks on the South coast.