Imagine the courage it took for the first buyers to move into the new LeisureTowne retirement community in December 1970. Many had no close neighbors or even houses across the street. The streets were unpaved and there were no sidewalks or streetlights. There was no mail delivery to individual homes and residents had to go to Settlers Hall to collect their mail!
The early residents called themselves "The Pioneers", and they recall fondly what a friendly group these early residents were. They gathered every Friday night at Settlers Hall to dance to records. One of the earliest clubs formed was for square dancing. People were always willing to volunteer for things to do to make LeisureTowne a fun and great place to live. When new Trustees were added to the Board, there were always several candidates running for each position and election campaigning was the order of the day.
Gradually the streets were paved, sidewalks laid, streetlights installed and lighted, mailboxes installed and used, and clubs were formed. New sections of the town came into being. Homes were occupied, yards were beautified, and now, more than four decades later, LeisureTowne is a beautiful place to live, work, and play. LeisureTowne is now comprised of 2,255 homes and is home to more than 3,500 residents.
LeisureTowne Association is a nonprofit corportation, incorporated on May 1, 1970, which owns and/or maintains all of the common land and facilities within the LeisureTowne Community. The Association establishes and enforces regulation governing the rights and obligations of members regarding residency in the community and the use of common properties.