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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Leisure World, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Leisure World and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Leisure World:
    • 33.401159, -111.689859
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Leisure World
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Maricopa County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Maricopa County
    • Since Leisure World is near Pinal County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Pinal County
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Leisure World ...

We have found three communities that share the name Leisure World.

Within Arizona, the name Leisure World is unique.

Beyond Arizona, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Contra Costa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Leisure World [Contra Costa County].
      • Orange County
      • This Leisure World is located in Orange County and lies 368 miles [592.2 km]<2> to the west of the Leisure World that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leisure World
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Leisure World.
    • New Jersey
      • Middlesex County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Leisure World [Middlesex County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Leisure World ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Citrus Gardens [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Citrus Gardens
    • Citrus Gardens [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Leisure World
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Citrus Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Citrus Gardens
  • Fiesta Park [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fiesta Park
    • Fiesta Park [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Leisure World
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fiesta Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fiesta Park
  • Fountain of the Sun [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain of the Sun
    • Fountain of the Sun [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Leisure World
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain of the Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain of the Sun
  • Greenfield Park [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield Park
    • Greenfield Park [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Leisure World
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield Park
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    • Harmony Villa [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony Villa
      • Harmony Villa [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Leisure World
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony Villa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Villa
    • Lemontree [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemontree
      • Lemontree [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Leisure World
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lemontree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemontree
    • Royal Palm Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Palm Village
      • Royal Palm Village [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Leisure World
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Palm Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Palm Village
    • Silver Spur Ranch [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Spur Ranch
      • Silver Spur Ranch [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Leisure World
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Spur Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Spur Ranch
    • Silver Spur Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Spur Village
      • Silver Spur Village [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Leisure World
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Spur Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Spur Village
    • Summer Mesa [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer Mesa
      • Summer Mesa [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Leisure World
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer Mesa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer Mesa
    • Suntrails [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suntrails
      • Suntrails [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Leisure World
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suntrails have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suntrails
    • Suntree [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suntree
      • Suntree [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Leisure World
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suntree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suntree
    • Twin Knolls [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Knolls
      • Twin Knolls [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Leisure World
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Knolls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Knolls
    • Woodside [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Leisure World
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodside

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Leisure World. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Muhammad Ali     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Louisville (Kentucky) on Saturday January 17, 1942 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Friday June 3, 2016 at the age of 74. He is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Scottsdale is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Leisure World.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muhammad Ali<4>
    • Bobby Ball     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Phoenix (Arizona) on Wednesday August 26, 1925 and died in Phoenix (Arizona) on Saturday February 27, 1954 at the age of 28. He is buried at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery (Maricopa County, Arizona).
      • Phoenix is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Leisure World.
      • Phoenix is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Leisure World.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Ball<4>
    • Martine Bartlett     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday April 24, 1925 and died in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday June 5, 2006 at the age of 81. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Tempe is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Leisure World.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martine Bartlett<4>
    • Mary Ritter Beard     (Historian, activist)
      • Historian, activist. She was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Saturday August 5, 1876 and died in Phoenix (Arizona) on Thursday August 14, 1958 at the age of 82. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Phoenix is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Leisure World.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ritter Beard<4>
    • Jimmy 'Cowboy' Bryan     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Phoenix (Arizona) on Thursday January 28, 1926 and died in Langhorne (Pennsylvania) on Sunday June 19, 1960 at the age of 34. He is buried at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery (Maricopa County, Arizona).
      • Phoenix is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Leisure World.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy 'Cowboy' Bryan<4>
    • Frankie Carle     (Musician)
    • Arlester 'Dyke' Christian     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Buffalo (New York) on Sunday June 13, 1943 and died in Phoenix (Arizona) on Saturday March 13, 1971 at the age of 27. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Phoenix is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Leisure World.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arlester 'Dyke' Christian<4>
    • Buster Crabbe     (Actor, Olympic athlete)
      • Actor, Olympic athlete. He was born in Oakland (California) on Sunday February 2, 1908 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Saturday April 23, 1983 at the age of 75. He is buried at Green Acres Memorial Park (Maricopa County, Arizona).
      • Scottsdale is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Leisure World.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buster Crabbe<4>
    • Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Waterbury (Connecticut) on Friday July 13, 1928 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Thursday June 29, 1978 at the age of 49. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Scottsdale is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Leisure World.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane<4>
    • Dr. Loyal Edward Davis     (Medical pioneer)
    • Prentice 'Sean' Delaney     (Songwriter, record producer)
      • Songwriter, record producer. He was born in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday January 8, 1945 and died in Orem (Utah) on Sunday April 13, 2003 at the age of 58. He is buried at Orem City Cemetery (Utah County, Utah).
      • Tempe is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Leisure World.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice 'Sean' Delaney<4>
    • Adele Astaire Douglass     (Entertainer)
      • Entertainer. She was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Friday September 10, 1897 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Sunday January 25, 1981 at the age of 83. She is buried at Oakwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Scottsdale is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Leisure World.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adele Astaire Douglass<4>
    • Hugh Malcolm Downs     (News anchor, author, game show host, music composer)
      • News anchor, author, game show host, music composer. He was born in Akron (Ohio) on Monday February 14, 1921 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Wednesday July 1, 2020 at the age of 99.
      • Scottsdale is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Leisure World.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Malcolm Downs<4>

How Far From Leisure World to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Leisure World to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Leisure World and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Phoenix, which is the Seat of Maricopa County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Leisure World to Phoenix, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west (W). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,956 miles [3,147.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 112 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,439 miles [11,971.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,204 miles [13,203.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,139 miles [9,879.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Maricopa County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Leisure World. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Leisure World could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Leisure World) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leisure World. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4012, Longitude: -111.6899       In this case, the coordinates for Leisure World have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Leisure World to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 330.85 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.555 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.968 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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