Leisure World is a guard gated retirement community for
adults 55 and older. It is located one and a half miles from the beach
in Seal Beach. Pictured above is the famous
Leisure World globe located at the entrance to the community.
This beautiful guard gated community spans a square mile
and is home to 9,000 residents or one-third of the population of the City
of Seal Beach. With over 200 buses stopping there, access to Disneyland
(11 miles), shopping and attractions does not require driving a car. Within
its gates are great things to do such as tennis, swimming, lawn bowling,
dances and more.
When construction began on Seal Beach Leisure World in
1960, it was the first major planned retirement
community of its type in the nation. The first residents moved in on June
The Federal Housing Administration, now called HUD, guaranteed
the original 40 year mortgages on the development.
Because of this involvement, many fiscal and structural regulations
still exist and are monitored by HUD.
The Golden Rain Foundation (GRF), a non-profit corporation,
was established as the sponsoring body of Seal Beach
Leisure World. The GRF engages primarily and specifically in furnishing community facilities and providing
services to housing operated on a cooperative or other
basis and to the occupants thereof. The GRF acts as a trustee for
the Mutual Corporations who are the "landlords" of the residential property
Seal Beach Leisure World is comprised of two types of
property ownership: the cooperative unit, in
which the owner is a shareholder in the housing corporation, and whose ownership
is evidenced by one share of stock and the right to occupy the apartment;
and the condominium, in which the owner has a deed to the apartment and
an undivided interest in the Mutual's assets. In both cases, the Mutual
Corporation maintains the structure and related grounds.
There's a fare-free mini-bus transportation system which
services all areas of the planned community
and the nearby shopping Enormous swimming pool heated to 84 degrees and
hot pool. Full-time life guards and shower/dressing
rooms. Nine hole, three par golf course with
putting greens and pro shop. Four convenient club houses with 12
fully equipped kitchens, 17 meeting rooms and lounges
with fireplaces. Popular movies on theater size screens. 2500 seat
amphitheater with fully equipped stage. Summer entertainment series features
well-known professional entertainers.
A wide variety of religious, political, fraternal, service,
self-improvement and hobby organizations. Five
woodworking and art studios for painting, ceramics, lapidary, and jewelry making,
plus two well equipped sewing rooms. Courses and workshops offered by local community college. Lawn bowling courts, horseshoe
pits, shuffleboard courts, ping pong tables, pool and
snooker rooms. Seasonal Saturday night dances with live dance bands. Annual
arts and crafts festival. Gardening plots
for vegetable gardeners. Professionally equipped library. Full-service
post office. Information - 562.431.6586
Leisure World Real Estate, On-Site Sales Office,
1901 Golden Rain Road, Seal Beach, CA 90740
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