Leisure Village

Leisure Village is an established 55+ community in Lakewood, New Jersey. This scenic community offers affordable low-maintenance attached homes in the popular Ocean County area. Leisure Village has two clubhouses that offer a thoughtfully designed lineup of amenities that homeowners can take advantage of. 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. 

Homebuyers interested in houses for sale in Lakewood, NJ will enjoy what Leisure Village has to offer. 

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 community events. 

Dorchester Hall includes an art room, billiards, and a computer room. Residents can also 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 is also home to 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. The amenities continue outside of Buckingham Hall as 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.

Additional amenities throughout Leisure Village include the 9-hole pitch and putt golf course as well as ample greenspace filled with picnic areas, lakes, and walking trails. 

Leisure Village Homes & Real Estate

Leisure Technology constructed Leisure Village from 1960 to 1970. This established community is comprised of 2,433 attached homes, making it the largest retirement community in Lakewood, New Jersey. The plethora of homes allows buyers looking for Leisure Village Lakewood Ranch, NJ homes for sale to have plenty of options. 

There are 10 distinct home models that buyers can choose from. The attached homes have two bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, and attached one-car garages. These low-maintenance attached homes are ideal for homebuyers searching for a place to downsize their lifestyle. 

Leisure Village Lifestyle

Members of the community live a low-maintenance lifestyle thanks to the homeowners’ association which handles landscaping, common area maintenance, and snow removal. With less to worry about residents can participate in over 40 clubs and interest groups that cater to a wide range of lifestyles.

Arts and crafts enthusiasts enjoy participating in clubs like ceramics, quilting, oil painting or jewelry making. There are also several card and game clubs, including bridge, pinochle, Mah Jongg, bingo, and billiards. Music and theatrical clubs include dance clubs, music lovers groups and karaoke nights. Sports and fitness enthusiasts can partake in yoga, bocce ball, and walking club. 

Lakewood, NJ Area

Leisure Village is located in Lakewood, just off of Route 70. This prime location is in the heart of Ocean County and is close to beaches and the bay. 

Residents of Leisure Village are also to any daily conveniences they may need. Grocery shopping can be done at ShopRite, Trader Joe’s, as well as Stop & Shop. Pharmaceutical needs can be met at CVS and Walgreens just a few minutes away. 

When homeowners are looking for things to do in Lakewood, NJ they can travel along John Davison Rockefeller Memorial Highway, which leads to a variety of restaurants, bars, and retailers. Additional attractions in the area include Casino Pier & Breakwater Beach and Jenkinson’s Aquarium. 

Nature lovers will also enjoy being located close to plenty of outdoor recreation areas. Parks and greenspaces such as Ocean County Park, Lake Shenandoah County Park, and Mallard Point Park are all just a few miles away. Golfers can tee off at courses like Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Four Seasons Golf Course, and Ocean County Golf Course at Forge Pond. 

Those who are looking to explore urban areas are in luck as Leisure Village is just west of the Garden State Parkway which makes traveling to New York City, Atlantic City, and Philadelphia a breeze. When it comes to long-distance travel Newark Liberty International Airport is just under an hour away.

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Leisure Village Amenities

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

  • Clubhouse/Amenity Center
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Aerobics & Dance Studio
  • Hobby & Game Room
  • Card Room
  • Ceramics Studio
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Computers
  • Library
  • Billiards
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Bocce Ball Courts
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Lakes - Scenic Lakes & Ponds
  • Picnic Area

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
  • Billiards
  • Bingo
  • Bocce
  • Bowling Leagues
  • Bridge Club
  • Camera Club
  • Canasta
  • Ceramics
  • 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
  • Pinochle
  • 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
  • Woodworking
  • Yoga

Leisure Village Reviews (7)

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What can I say, very nice


I 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.


I 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.


I live in LV, and I like it very much, great amenities & Staff. It is quite quiet as well.


I 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.


Beware 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!


If 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.

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