No Falls or Hills: Baffling Florida subdivision names - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

No Falls or Hills: Baffling Florida subdivision names - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Feeling leisurely these days? Not many of us are, as we cope with lingering effects of COVID-19, supply chain shortages, inflation and uncertainties about the economy. But if your home is in one of two South Florida communities called Leisureville, you might be resenting a developer’s half-century old dictate that you must live as if you don’t have a care in the world. Developers in Pompano Beach and Boynton Beach chose the name to market a specific lifestyle to a post-war generation of retirees — with prices at the Pompano site starting at $8,995, according to a 1967 Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel ad. Named in an era that led to the leisure suits, both Leisurevilles remain as 55-and-over communities today, and stand as reminders of just how goofy development …
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