LIVING IN THE ISLE OF MAN
Why Move to the Isle of Man?
It is said that the Isle of Man is like the whole of Britain in miniature and yet with a population of just 336 people per square mile there is room to breathe. There is a diverse mix of people living here and the Island flourishes as a result. Most non-Manx residents are of Irish, Welsh, Scottish and British descent, and others come from Europe and also as far away as South Africa, New Zealand, and the Indian Subcontinent. The culture of the Island reflects its Celtic and Viking history.
The standard of living on the island is very good. Unemployment levels are extremely low and community spirit is strong. While the capital city, Douglas, is the hub of the Island’s financial sector, in the smaller towns and villages the pace of life is very much slower and more laid back. The Island boasts excellent health care, high educational standards, efficient transport & communications systems, together with a buoyant economy and a very low crime rate.
There are superb cultural and leisure facilities available on the Island for people of all ages. Golf is a feature of lifestyle on the Island and there are 8 courses. Sailing opportunities are excellent with 6 sailing clubs on the Island involved with both cruising and racing. The Island boasts a £20 million National Sport Centre and a £13 million National Entertainment and Arts Centre. If walking or horse-riding are of interest to you, you could not be better situated to appreciate our beautiful countryside, varied landscape and abundant wildlife.
If you have a young family, you will find the standard of education second to none. Our Department of Education and Children has a combination of the best in traditional and modern approaches to teaching and learning.
The Isle of Man boasts excellent air and sea links with the UK and Ireland ensuring that you are within reach of the majority of cities within an hour. The airport now handles nearly 500 flights per week and our sea connections are closely linked with Britain’s motorway and Intercity rail networks.
The Isle of Man offers excellent tax benefits (income tax 10%, maximum 20% and £9,300 personal allowance), accommodation and a generous relocation package