- Price Range
- Below $100k - Mid $100s
- Home Types
- Number of Homes
- Resale Homes Only
- Age Restrictions
- Construction Dates
- 1960 - 1970
- Leisure Technology
- 7 reviews
Leisure Village Overview
Leisure Village is an established 55+ community in Lakewood, New Jersey. This wonderful community offers affordable low-maintenance attached homes in the much-desired Ocean County area. Leisure Village has two clubhouses that offer an envious lineup of amenities that attract active adult homebuyers to this well-resourced community.
In addition to the amazing amenities found throughout the community, Leisure Village is perfectly situated near major roadways like the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 195. This convenient location provides easy access to restaurants, shops, and recreational activities in the surrounding area. With world-class amenities, scenic views, low-maintenance homes and over 40 clubs, Leisure Village is the ideal place to call home.
Leisure Village Amenities
Leisure Village offers two different clubhouses, Dorchester Hall and Buckingham Hall. These welcoming facilities serve as the hub for all social activities, fitness classes, and sporting events. Residents love playing on the 9-hole pitch and putt golf course, strolling around the seven scenic lakes on the walking and biking trails and relaxing with friends in the picnic area.
Dorchester Hall includes an art room, billiards, and a computer room. Residents can work out in the fitness center, read a book in the library or enjoy a game in the card room. Outside of Dorchester Hall residents can enjoy the outdoor pool, 16 shuffleboard courts, 4 bocce ball courts and 4 horseshoe pits.
Buckingham Hall also has a fitness center and library. Residents can get creative in the ceramics room, attend a dance class in the aerobics and dance studio or join friends in the hobby and game room. Outside of Buckingham Hall residents can challenge their neighbors to a game on the horseshoe, bocce ball or shuffleboard courts. On hot summer days the outdoor pool is the perfect place to soak up the sun and relax poolside.
Leisure Village Homes & Real Estate
Leisure Village is an established community that is comprised of 2,433 residences. This gated community was constructed from 1960 to 1970 and is the largest retirement community in Lakewood, New Jersey. Most homes have two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a one-car garage. These low-maintenance attached homes are perfect for today's active adult buyer.
Leisure Village s residents do not have to worry about mundane tasks because they pay a reasonable association fee that includes landscaping, common area maintenance and snow removal.
Leisure Village Lifestyle
Leisure Village is an ideal setting for active adults who want to live in a thriving community with many social opportunities. This community is home to over 40 clubs and interest groups that cater to a wide range of lifestyles. Whether your interests include hobbies and crafts, socializing and community events, or sports and fitness related activities, there is something for everyone in Leisure Village.
Arts and crafts enthusiasts enjoy participating in clubs like ceramics, quilting, oil painting or jewelry making. There are many card and game clubs that include bridge, pinochle, Mah Jongg, bingo, and billiards. Music and theatrical clubs include dance clubs, music lover s group and karaoke nights. Sports and fitness enthusiasts can partake in Yoga, bocce ball and walking club. There is something for every interest or hobby at Leisure Village.
Leisure Village is located in Lakewood, New Jersey just off of Route 70. This prime location is in the heart of Ocean County and is close to beaches and the bay. Leisure Village is just west of the Garden State Parkway which makes traveling to New York City, Atlantic City and Philadelphia a breeze.
It is easy to stay active while living in Lakewood because there are many parks, golf courses, and entertainment opportunities throughout the area. This prime location is close to hospitals, malls, grocery stores and medical facilities. Popular attractions include the Sephardic Heritage Museum, Lakewood Historical Museum and Strand Theater. With so much to do and see in the surrounding area it s clear why homebuyers are flocking to Leisure Village.
Leisure Village Amenities
Leisure Village Amenities
Residents can find the following amenities throughout Leisure Village.
- 9-Hole Pitch & Putt Golf Course
- Picnic Area
- 7 Scenic Lakes
- OLVF Health Care Center
- Walking & Biking Trails
Leisure Village residents have access to Dorchester Hall where they can stay in shape or enjoy an afternoon challenging neighbors on the sports courts.
- Dorchester Hall
- Fitness Center
- Card Room
- Computer Room
- Art Room
- Outdoor Pool
- 16 Shuffleboard Courts
- 4 Bocce Ball Courts
- 4 Horseshoe Pits
In addition, residents enjoy all the amenities available within Buckingham Hall.
- Buckingham Hall
- Fitness Center
- Hobby & Game Room
- Ceramics Room
- Aerobics & Dance Studio
- Outdoor Pool
- 18 Shuffleboard Courts
- 4 Bocce Ball Courts
- 4 Horseshoe Pits
Leisure Village Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes
There are plenty of activities available in Leisure Village. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.
- Art League
- Ballroom Dance Club
- Bare Bones Theater Show Timers
- Bowling Leagues
- Bridge Club
- Camera Club
- Civic Betterment Association
- Computer Club
- Country Line Dancing
- Craft Group
- Farmers Club
- Friends of the Foundation
- Golf Clubs
- Great Book Discussion Group
- Hear We Are Support Group
- American Irish Club
- Italian American Social Club
- Kimball Medical Auxiliary
- Kiwanis Club
- Latin American Club
- Mah Jongg
- Menorah Group
- Music Lovers Club
- New Wave Dance Club
- Pet Club
- Quilting and Sewing
- Show Timers
- Shuffleboard Club
- Singles Group
- St. Mary's Guild
- Village Airs
- Village Players Theater Group
- Waddill Shores Yacht Club
- Walking Club
Price Range: Below $100k - Mid $100s
Leisure Village is an established community that is comprised of 2,433 residences. This gated community was constructed from 1960 to 1970 and is the largest retirement community in Lakewood, New Jersey. Most homes have two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a one-car garage. These low-maintenance attached homes are perfect for today's active adult buyer. Leisure Villages residents do not have to worry about mundane tasks because they pay a reasonable association fee that includes landscaping, common area maintenance and snow removal.View Floorplans
Leisure Village Reviews
- gaby g.|February 27, 2019What can I say, very nice
- Harold W.|October 1, 2018I love living there, close to shops and restaurants.
I am enjoying my retirement, looking forward to trying biking and participating in all the activities in the future.
- Carol M.|September 28, 2018I live in LV, and I like it very much, great amenities & Staff.
It is quite quiet as well.
- Michelle R.|September 5, 2018Beware of neighbors!!!!
I financed a property here for my mother and it has been nothing but a headache with neighbors. I thought we picked a safe place given the security and rules on how many people can live in a unit/no kids permant residents but it is still madness.
Every week it is either the police or DYFS at one of two of her neighbors right next to her. One has a daughter with six kids living in the car and they stay there on and off, allowing the young kids/toddlers to walk around unsupervised outside...sometimes without clothes. My mother has to be constantly worried about the kids falling on her steps and some of the older kids beat up a visitor’s grandchild. My mother is nervous about my niece visit because of this. Other adult children also stay there on and off long periods, always people in and out.
There have been whiskey bottles outside her place that are not hers and trash. I get living in tight space can be tough with neighbors but if it was going to be this bad I could have moved her to Philly or Camden and saved money! The next door neighbors fight whenever the adult kids visit. My mom won’t call the police but I sure as will if I hear it next time I’m there. This is getting ridiculous, would have never moved her here if I knew it was trashy. I have to worry about people trying to do something to the property or rob her given how crazy it is and that is the last thing I need. Another neighbor she has is just as bad with police constantly getting called on them for fighting and the child (who shouldn’t even be living there) for harassing neighbors. I understand people have problems but this is not what I expected at all from a senior community, too much drama!
- Vito L.|July 19, 2018I am a 12-year resident of Leisure Village and I thought I’d share why we feel The Original Leisure Village is the best kept secret in NJ. For me it was the resort like quality of Leisure Village. You can enjoy 51 miles of walkways. Live in a park like community with 457 acres of manicured lawns, thousands of trees and 7 lakes. In addition to the natural splendor, we have the incredible social aspect of living in our village. You witness this on our golf course, Bocce courts, shuffleboard courts in our pools and clubs. Leisure Village is a place where people are outgoing and want to enjoy life.
On top of what I would consider an extremely good life style, all the hard work is done for us. Snow removal, lawn care, major repairs such as replacing our roofs, roads and sidewalks, plumbing, appliance repair and private bus service for local shopping are all handled as part of our monthly Association fee.
Having lived our whole working life in Northern NJ, Bergen County to be exact. We were shocked that you can get all this for from under $100,000 to Mid $100,000 in NJ. Taxes are extremely low in comparison. In Bergen County, 12 years ago, we were paying $8,000 in taxes. Taxes here in the Original Leisure village for a 1,490 ft 2-bedroom 2 bath unit today taxes are $2,400.
As for our Location. We are 10 minutes from Point Pleasant beaches, less than an hour drive from Atlantic City, Manhattan and Philadelphia. One mile up the road we have every store and restaurant imaginable. We have Shoprite, Stop and Shop, Home Depot, Lowes, Christmas Tree Shops, Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond. We have Ruby Tuesdays, Long Horn, Charlie Browns, TGIF’s Bonefish and Applebee’s. We have dozens of diners, pizza places and Chinese restaurants.
And yes as some have indicated on this site, in a village with 2,433 units we do have people that feel they are not being served to their liking. You will have that in any retirement village where you have a board and management running things, but I choose to focus on the good and enjoy my retirement.
- Melissa G.|May 8, 2018If I could give a negative rating I would. We've had nothing but problems with the association here. Asking them to fix anything is impossible. They don't even get back to you to acknowledge your request. But God forbid you are one day late on the maintenance fee (which is one of the highest in the area), you get threatening letters and are charged a ridiculous amount of interest. We tried for months to get someone to fix a mold problem in our bathroom, a problem that only started after they put a new roof on our building. It took us threatening to come in with our attorney to get someone out to finally fix the issue. Someone is making money off of the residents but I can't figure out who. As Elizabeth commented previously, the services have gone down hill significantly. There are a lot of empty units and I don't find it to be safe anymore. There's a lot of shady activity that goes on at night and no one does anything about it. The snow removal is absurd. It takes days to get plowed/shoveled out. And you would think with the amount of money we pay every month, things would be such much better. I would never recommend anyone move in here. You will get so much more for your money elsewhere.
- Elizabeth S.|April 18, 2018I am a 13 year resident and the services have decreased significantly. In all this time, my exterior which needed painting when I moved in, has not been painted despite many, many requests. Also, they don't enforce the parking rules and it is hard to drive down our court because the others don't respect the parking rules. I also think the lawn services have deteriorated. I should not have to tell the staff how to do a good job and yet they are not performing with the attention and respect the jobs need. We residents are taken for granted. The staff only works on the public facing side of the grounds for new comers to see but the private side is neglected and I am not capable of caring for this side and it is their responsibility.
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