Ask any resident of The Towers why he or she moved there and you’ll get a similar response: “I was ready to give up all the hassle of home ownership. For me, living in a hotel-style condo was the answer. All utilities, basic cable, on-site maintenance, weekly housekeeping, a meal plan, and entertainment, it’s all included in the monthly assessment.”
KZ Morihiro, 55 when she moved in, was traveling when she came across an article about the Laguna Woods Village. She looked at some real estate listings and then saw the picture of The Towers – and fell in love. “It’s like living in a hotel! I like that I can be gone for a month and not have to worry about spider webs or break-ins.” She likes the live entertainment and the fact that she can choose to socialize or be by herself without noisy neighbors. “I can’t believe that I actually get to live in a place like this.”
Nestled in the heart of fabled Orange County, The Towers is the premier active adult gated community in Southern California for those 55+, working or retired. The Towers is close to the gate on Santa Maria (and Moulton Parkway) and has easy access to the 405 and 5 freeways and the John Wayne/Santa Ana Airport. And it’s a short drive to Laguna Beach and world-class professional theaters – Laguna Playhouse, South Coast Rep, and Segerstrom Center for the Arts – and lots of fine dining and casual restaurants.
Living in a condo in Reseda, recently retired, and only 59, Steve Handelman was considering simplifying his life. He was searching the web and came across a website on The Towers. “The information about the food service and the vast menu choices caught my attention. I certainly wasn’t much of a cook, so I decided to check it out. And when I found out about the variety of activities and professional entertainment, I was sold. And since I moved in, I couldn’t be happier with the quality of life I’ve found.”
Consider for a moment that you live in a spacious condominium with panoramic views in a 14-story building. The Towers features two dining rooms, a pub, a game room, two lounges with private meeting nooks, an auditorium, two hearth rooms serving twice-daily complimentary coffee and cookies, Wi-Fi in the common areas, two outdoor entertainment patios, covered carports and a 9-hole executive golf course across the street.
“Why not trade up to the carefree life The Towers provides?” asks Board President, Ryna Rothberg, 74 when she moved in. “In addition to all the amenities, our residents enjoy a variety of weekly activities at no additional cost, such as movies, happy hours, professional entertainment, billiards and table tennis, and a great meal plan that offers a choice of lunch or a 3-course dinner. All this and you can even bring your pet!”
The pet friendly policy was the selling point for Maureen Mamula, 58 and still working, and her beloved Chihuahua, Charlie Brown. “Sure it was nice not to have to cook dinner when I got home, and the weekly housekeeping was a plus, too. But what I really wanted was a pet-friendly environment. It was very important to me to find a place where neighbors also had dogs so Charlie wouldn’t be alone all day.”
As a member of The Towers, residents have full access to all the Village recreational facilities. In addition to tennis and golf, there’s lawn bowling greens, pickle ball courts, 5 swimming pools, 2 fitness centers, and a community transportation system with buses that stop right in front of The Towers.
No doubt about it, life at The Towers offers everything any 55+ year old can dream of.
The Towers at Laguna Woods Village is located at 24055 Paseo del Lago West in Laguna Woods.
For information, visit www.towersatlagunawoodsvillage.com