Built from 1966 to 2009, homes range from townhouses for rent to single-family homes that you can buy, with one to three bedrooms going from 650 to 1,450 square feet. (You won't find any studio apartments for rent.) Residents are part of 29 Mutuals, or homeowners associations, each with a resident board. But everything falls under the Leisure World of Maryland Corporation (LWMCC), which manages all the amenities.
When you rent from an individual, you must follow the rules that he or she demands. Beyond that, your arrangements also fall under the resident board and LWMCC. Get a copy of the common area rules so you'll know that you can't feed wildlife or allow unescorted guests. Violating these tenets, even inadvertently, may suspend your privileges.
It seems like three people get together at Leisure World and they start a club. So you won't lack things to do with a home for rent in Leisure World. You just need to make time in your schedule for everything you want to do. Into painting or drawing? Try the Art Guild. Want to go to school? The Center for Lifelong Learning offers courses. How about maintaining or running one of three layouts at the Rossmoor Model Train Club? If you'd rather build furniture, head to the Wood Shop User's Group.
Don't be using the untrafficked lanes as an excuse for speeding down the Leisure World Boulevard with your souped up wheels, however classic. For one thing, you only get one lane in each direction. For another, you're not allowed to go more than 30 miles per hour. Break the law and you won't be getting genteel notices from the management company. The Montgomery County Police is in charge of violators and will issue you costly tickets.
You never have to leave the community for fun. The biggie is the 18-hole, par-69 championship golf course designed by Desmond Muirhead. You can also hit a few at the driving range and putting green. Both indoor and outdoor pools keep you limber in the water. On dry land, you can serve up a game on the tennis court or work out in the fitness center. Come evening, dine at a sports bar, casual dining room or fine dining restaurant. Then catch a movie, play, concert or lecture at the auditorium or chill out in one of two clubhouses.
Because you're at a time of life where meds are as important as groceries, the community boasts a medical center with doctors, dentists and a full-service pharmacy. An RN makes house calls in cases of emergency, which she can know about through the personal emergency response system, Lifeline, offered to all residents.
Custom transportation at a slight charge is just a phone call away. Otherwise, you can catch a free shuttle bus service to get around the community. Public transit to the rest of Montgomery County comes from MCDOT (Montgomery County Department of Transportation). For private car owners, the Intercounty Connector (200) can whisk you to Interstates 270 or 65.