Leisure Lake's History

In the Beginning...

The acreage the subdivision sits on was originally an undeveloped, privately owned parcel with a small, spring fed pond.  In about 1998, the tract was purchased by a developer who envisioned a new kind of community for Foley.  It would be modern homes set on lots that were easily maintained.   It would be marketed as an Active Retirement Lifestyle subdivision.  The spirit of community would be the best there could be.

One day, ground was broken and the land was divided into lots.  Streets were excavated.  Houses were built.  The pond was dug out, enlarged and landscaped to provide the beautiful recreational lake with shore-front properties we boast of today.  The housing market was good, and the houses sold quickly. 

Neighbors met and helped neighbors.  They congregated on east common area, a tract of land set aside for recreational activities and socialization.  There was a large fire pit for neighbors to gather in the evening and roast marshmellows and hot dogs on chilly nights.  The mature, beautiful trees spread their branches to proudly provide shady place to gather and keep cool.

As time passed, the Clubhouse was built.  Residents were excited to move from the outdoors to a beautiful building.  Ever so many activities were born - card and board games, ice cream socials, bible groups, and Sunday carry in dinners.  The excitement and enthusiasm continued to grow.  Soon, the swimming pool was completed.  The neighborhood has large, manicured common areas and mature trees.  Early spring mornings, the area is alive with songbirds.  There are “resident” herons along the lake's bank, and often turtles swimming or sunning.   

Today, it has about 200 homes.  About 25% are lake-front properties, the rest are outward from the lake.  There are four streets - Tranquil Lane, Placid Drive, Respite Lane and Lake South Drive, with three entrances into the subdivision. ​​​​

Take a tour of Leisure Lake, a well-established, friendly community and a great place to live in Foley Alabama, the gateway to the beautiful white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.   Foley is located about a hour south of Mobile.