"The Leisure World Lifestyle"

The Leisure World Lifestyle-- Is it Right for You?

Leisure World of Maryland is the pioneer active adult community in Montgomery County. Resident owners at least 55 years of age (additional residents need to have reached their 50th year) may choose from an impressive array of interests-- sports, educational classes, music and shows, cultural activities—to name just a few. The variety of housing types available are condos or coops for Individual ownership.

Living at Leisure World


The "Leisure World of Maryland" name emphasizes the community's focus on relaxed, self-reliant living. Within our gates one will find more than 100 groups and organizations providing a wide variety of activities from which to choose. The Community is served by the Metrobus System and is within minutes of the Metro’s Red Line. For additional commuting options and cultural opportunities, LWM is conveniently located between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, on the I-95 corridor, in close proximity to Rockville, Bethesda, Olney, and Gaithersburg.

The Leisure World of Maryland residences include townhouses, apartments, and single-family homes, divided into coop and condo clusters. They are known as Mutuals. Mutuals vary in size and in style.  Each is governed by a Board of Directors, elected annually by the residents within the Mutual. For representation to the community at large each Mutual appoints a resident to the Leisure World of Maryland Board of Directors, the governing and policy making body. For more information on the Mutuals in the community, please see.......

Excellent 24/7 security and gated entrances providing approved access, insure that residents feel safe and comfortable inside their homes and outside in the public spaces and walkways. .

Both banking and postal services are available within the gates. An adjacent shopping center includes a major supermarket and pharmacy, a number of restaurants and fast food options, hair and nail salons, and a shoe store among other services.

LWM offers scheduled bus transportation within the Community and to surrounding areas. Also located in the Community are a nondenominational Inter-Faith Chapel and Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

Activities at Leisure World

Leisure World of Maryland prides itself in offering a wide range of activities satisfying varied interests.  Popular LWM amenities include indoor and outdoor swimming facilities, an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, two active club houses, and an exercise facility. Residents are served by three restaurants, with fine dining and casual choices. The auditorium (in Clubhouse II) offers movies, plays, musicals, concerts, lectures, and club meetings.Facilities for card playing, billiards, a ceramics studio, art studio, a computer center, lawn bowling, and wood shop are but a few of the additiional available leisure options..


Medical Services at Leisure World

A well-staffed, on campus MedStar Medical Center and full service pharmacy are available to all residents and offer a wide range of physicians, dentists, and specialists. Physical Therapy services are available as well. These services are easily accessed by telephoning the Medical Center for an appointment. Emergency home visits by a registered nurse are available at the resident's expense.

What Leisure World Is Not

Leisure World of Maryland does not offer long-term care or assisted living. If a temporary difficulty in independent living occurs, residents may have to seek outside help for their home care, home delivered meals, and/or shopping services. Information about these services is available from the professional Leisure World of Maryland social work staff.

When a resident determines that Leisure World's independent lifestyle is no longer appropriate or safe, assistance is available from social work staff to identify and locate more suitable living arrangements outside the Community.

Additional information about Leisure World of Maryland is available on our full Web site (www.lwmc.co). Feel free to browse around and contact us if you have any questions.


In a 2013 Montgomery Gazette “Best of” Montgomery County poll Leisure World of Maryland was selected as the #1 community.  This designation points to the continued recognition of LWM as the premier community designed for active adults.