Formerly known as Leisure World, this community has provided world call retirement living for active seniors for 50+ years. The community offers many ways to enjoy your retirement and to get involved in a plethora of activities and/or clubs or not.
Laguna Woods Village, located in Laguna Woods, California, is one of Orange County‘s most desirable retirement destinations, with more than 12,700 residences ranging in price from the mid-$100,000s to over $1 million. They are built on 2,100 acres in the Saddleback Valley. It is a gated community, complete with its own private bus system, 36 holes of premium golfing, and areas for social events, swimming, games, and more.
Laguna Woods Village Overview
Laguna Woods Village in Orange County, California is the largest 55+ active adult community on the West Coast. This beautiful 12,736-home community boasts seven clubhouses, 36 holes of golf, five swimming pools, an equestrian center, and over 250 clubs and organizations.
Laguna Woods Village, California is situated on 2,100 acres of rolling hillsides in the beautiful Saddleback Valley of Orange County. It is only 10 minutes to the beach and surrounded by many of the most popular attractions in Southern California. This 55+ development is a guard gated community with 24-hour patrols and a private bus system.
Laguna Woods Village consists of a variety of different floor plans. Homebuyers can select from single-family homes, high-rise condominiums, attached single-level condos, and carefree co-ops. All prospective buyers are required to meet certain financial requirements as a condition of membership into any of the three housing corporations in Laguna Woods Village, CA.
Laguna Woods Village Amenities
This active adult community is comprised of a wide assortment of world-class amenities. The community’s seven clubhouses are the backbone of all community social events, classes, and fitness activities. The clubhouses include meeting rooms for the leisure-minded residents, and many sport and activity courts for more active individuals. This community features unique amenities like the 814-seat performing arts center and a 27-hole golf course. Many of the clubhouses include spacious ballrooms and banquet facilities that are ideal for large events and group meetings. Active adults won’t have to worry about transportation from one clubhouse to another as they offer a free bus service for residents.
The arts and crafts clubhouse has professional equipment for jewelry making, sewing, woodworking, painting, photography, and ceramics. The Laguna Woods Village Library is staffed by resident volunteers and circulates over 140,000 books and magazines annually. Two of the clubhouses include state-of-the-art fitness centers with aerobics and dance studios. Other indoor amenities include billiard and game rooms and badminton, volleyball, and basketball courts.
Dotting the properties are many enviable outdoor attractions such as ten tennis courts, five pickleball courts, bocce ball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and lawn bowling. This community also features five outdoor pools for relaxing with neighbors or swimming a few laps. For the “green thumbs” in the community, two garden centers have plots for residents to rent. Recreational vehicle owners can store their RVs in the community’s storage area. An equestrian center with stables provides residents a place to board or rent horses. The stables offer lessons, rides, and special events along with miles of scenic trails. R.V. parking and use of the equestrian center both require a small fee.
There are two professional golf courses available to play for a small fee. A 27-hole championship course and an executive par-3 course are available to the community’s residents. The course includes a golf driving range, putting greens, and a chipping area. Three full-time golf pros, private and group lessons, and a fully stocked pro shop means golf enthusiasts can find their own little golfing paradise in this active adult community.
Laguna Woods Village Homes & Real Estate
There are many Laguna Woods Village real estate options and a vast array of architectural diversity to fit the housing preferences and budgets of almost any active adult buyer. There are 94 floor plans offered in this community that range from the 675 square-feet Cadiz condo units to nearly 2,600 square-feet Casa Monaco single-family homes. Association fees vary per unit and include exterior maintenance, landscaping, security patrol, bus service, and amenity maintenance.
This 55+ community is comprised of three housing corporations known as Mutuals. The Third Mutual includes everything from single-family homes to one, two, or three bedroom condos. United Mutual offers a creative alternative to condo living, because residents have the dual benefit of both exterior and interior maintenance. United Mutual housing options include one to two bedroom co-ops that enjoy green belt and Aliso Creek views. Homebuyers at Laguna Woods Village are required to meet minimum financial requirements for membership.
Laguna Woods Village Lifestyle
The lifestyle offered there is scarcely matched by any other active adult community in the country. The community is home to over 250 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 this active adult community.
Arts and crafts enthusiasts may enjoy participating in clubs like china painting, ceramics, quilting, jewelry making, or sewing. There are many card and game clubs that include bridge, chess, poker, and billiards. Music and theatrical clubs offer many dance clubs, singing groups, and performing arts clubs. Religious and spiritual groups representing almost every faith are available as well as many support groups. Sports and fitness enthusiasts can partake in just about any sports club along with many aerobics, yoga, and weight training classes. For residents who are interested in continuing education there are over 100 classes offered in the community through Saddleback College Emeritus. Courses include everything from math and science to language and culinary classes.
Laguna Woods Village is located in south Orange County in the heart of the Saddleback Valley. The region boasts one of the finest climates in the world with an average yearly temperature of 76 degrees. The community is conveniently located near I-5, I-405 and the 73 Toll Road.
There are plenty of shopping centers, restaurants, commercial businesses, houses of worship, and medical facilities in close proximity to the community. Plus, many of southern California and Orange County’s most famous attractions are located within an hour or two from the community. Places like the beach, Disneyland, and Knott’s Berry Farm are nearby. Other destinations such as San Diego and Palm Springs are readily accessible for quick day trips or weekend getaways. Active adults in the Orange County area will find that Laguna Woods Village provides everything they could want in retirement.