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 postal delivery to individual homes ... residents had to go to Settlers Hall to collect their mail.
The early residents called themselves "The Pioneers", and they fondly recall the friendliness of these early residents. They gathered every Friday night at Settlers Hall to dance to records. One of the earliest clubs formed was square dancing. People were always willing to volunteer for things to do to make LeisureTowne a fun place and a great place to live. When new Trustees were added to the Board, they were always several candidates for each position and campaigning for election was the order of the day.
Gradully the streets were paved, sidewalks laid, streetlights installed and lighted, mailboxes installed, and more clubs 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, with 2,255 home and more than 3,400 residents.
LeisureTowne Association is a not-for-profit corporation, incorporated on 1 May 1970, which owns and/or maintains all of the common land and facilities within the LeisureTowne Community. The Association established and enforces regulations governing the rights and obligations of members regarding residency in the community and use of the common properties.