Leisure World

Leisure World is an active adult community located in Mesa, Arizona. This large, gated community features 2,664 homes with views of the stunning Superstition Mountains to the east. This community provides a hometown atmosphere with easy access to Phoenix via Highway 60 and the 202 Freeway.

Leisure World accepts residents as young as age 45, as long as 80 percent of all residents are 55 and over. This community consists of eight different districts. Each district has its own board which handles any type of community issues. Residents are encouraged to apply for positions on the boards.

Twelve man-made lakes within the community contribute to the small town atmosphere of the community. It even has its own post office and newspaper. Registered nurses at the wellness center provide excellent medical care for residents.

Leisure World Amenities

The large clubhouse provides plenty of hobby rooms for arts, crafts, pottery, and sewing enthusiasts. A ballroom is also included for social events. A 10,000 square-foot state of the art fitness center with a fully certified staff provides training, either on a group or individual basis. Residents can also take advantage of the pools and sauna or steam room.

For outdoor activities there are plenty of tennis, pickleball, bocce, and basketball courts. Walking and biking trails run throughout the community. Two lush golf courses provide another way to enjoy the outdoors. For leisurely days, a fully stocked library keeps over 15,000 books on hand. In between activities, computers with large letter and number keyboards allow residents to stay connected.

Leisure World Homes & Real Estate

Leisure World was started in 1972 and construction ended in 1994 with 2,664 homes. Multiple builders and over forty assorted floor plans show that this is definitely not a cookie cutter community. Houses come equipped with single, double, and three car garages and feature tile or asphalt roofs.

Homes are reasonably priced and include duplexes, condos, attached, and detached homes, which range in sizes from 630 to 3,400 square feet. Traditional floor plans are common, so are vaulted ceilings as well as floors with smaller type tiles. Some previous owners may have done upgrades and these will be reflected in resale prices. HOA fees are reasonable and vary in cost according to landscaping preferences. Some homes feature desert landscaping, while others have grass.

Leisure World Lifestyle

"Design your own lifestyle" is Leisure World's motto. A full time recreation department is on hand to organize group outings and bus trips. Hikes north to the high desert in the mountains are especially popular. Travel agents are on the grounds to assist with more complex plans and vacation needs. Residents run many different clubs and organizations which cater to every interest imaginable, including groups for diverse religious practices.


Mesa, AZ is twenty miles outside of Phoenix Metro, yet has lots to offer with numerous museums, theaters, restaurants, shopping, professional sports, and arts and crafts fairs. In the immediate area, residents can enjoy the Mesa Swap Meet and Dana Park shopping, as well as the Fiesta Mall.

Mesa is home of the Mesa Arts Center and is in close proximity to Canyon Lake, which offers year-round water sport and camping activities. Williams Gateway Airport is only a 20 minute drive away from the community. Residents can also connect to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which is 30 minutes away. Arizona State University is located in Tempe, west of Mesa.

Metro Phoenix offers countless attractions. Some of the most notable ones are the Phoenix Zoo, Desert Botanical Garden, Piestewa Peak, the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Chase Field, Montezuma Castle, and South Mountain Park. While going to any of these destinations, a drive along Apache Trail will provide some of the best scenery in the country - especially if taken against the backdrop of the most spectacular Arizona sunsets. Leisure World is one of several active adult communities in Mesa, AZ. Continue to browse 55 Places to discover the others.

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Leisure World Amenities

There are plenty of activities available in Leisure World. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Golf Course
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Card Room
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Sewing Studio
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Ballroom
  • Computers
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Basketball Court
  • Lakes - Scenic Lakes & Ponds
  • R.V./Boat Parking
  • Locker Rooms

Leisure World Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Leisure World. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • ACBL Bridge
  • Aerospace
  • Alzheimer's Support
  • Art Association
  • Balance & Mobility
  • Barbershoppers
  • Bible Study
  • Big Band
  • Bingo
  • Blood Drive
  • Body Sculpture
  • Canada
  • Ceramics
  • China Painting
  • Clogging Class
  • Colored Pencil
  • Community Theatre
  • Computer
  • Core Fusion
  • Couples Bridge
  • Cribbage
  • Dakota
  • Dance Aerobics
  • Democrats
  • Early Bird Walkers
  • Euchre
  • Fit Fore Golf
  • Genealogy
  • Hand & Foot
  • Hope Fellowship
  • Illinois Club
  • Iowa
  • Jewelry
  • Kansas
  • Ladies Billiards
  • Lapidary
  • Lawn Bowling
  • Line Dance
  • Lions
  • Low Vision Support Group
  • Mahjong
  • Men's Billiards
  • Mixed Chorus
  • Model Yacht
  • Paint & Brush
  • Pilates
  • Pinochle
  • Poker
  • Pottery Class
  • Progressive Bridge
  • Quilters
  • Republicans
  • Rummy Kub
  • Shall We Round Dance
  • Shalom Group
  • Spanish Class
  • Stained Glass
  • Stretch Class
  • Tappers
  • Torah
  • Vikings
  • Water Aerobics
  • Western States
  • Wisconsin
  • Woodworking
  • Writers
  • Yoga

Leisure World Reviews (5)

Average Rating for this Community

Leisure World is beautiful. It is well cared for. the residents are friendly and helpful. There are activities for every possible interest.


I moved to Leisure World nearly 2 years ago and am very happy with the community so far. The condo I purchased was a great deal. I was willing to pay a little extra in the monthly fees to live in a condo with no maintenance to worry about taking care of. I've met a lot of other single women just like me and have pleasantly surprised with how friendly everyone is. I feel like part of a family here and that's been very important to me. The privacy here is nice too. There are gated entries so you have a feeling of safety and security too. I've taken fitness classes, done golfing lessons, water aerobics and I'm still trying new things!


A follow up to my review from 18 months ago. There have been major changes in the landscape department and Leisure World is looking beautiful once again.


We purchased our home in Leisure World 3 years ago. The community is beautiful and well maintained. It is safe and friendly with amenities for everyone. The HOA fees are less in the desert areas of the community and higher in the grassy areas. Agreeably the grassy area HOA fees are quite high, however the yards/trees/grass are all well maintained. This HOA fee also covers painting of your home every 5 years or so and Insurance for rebuilding from studs out. We have friends who have also purchased homes in Leisure World in the last few years and are completely happy. I would not hesitate to recommend this community to others.


Bought a home in Leisure world 10 years ago when the place was beautiful and the HOA fee was reasonable. Now it is looking rundown and the HOA fee has climbed to $470/mo. Much of this fee is for the landscaping dept. which is a joke. I'm looking outside of Leisure World to purchase a home where I can do my own yard work and pocket the difference.

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