This item is sold out

To view similar items click here.

Free Delivery on this purchase


Andrew D. Blechman

Publisher:University of Queensland Press

Leisureville is a first-hand look at the growing phenomenon of gated retirement communities where children are not permitted. Blechman throws himself into these segregated senior utopias with characteristic abandon - he rides golf carts, plays bingo, and chafes at the make-believe history and detachment from the outside world. Blechman's journey begins when his next-door neighbours suddenly pick up and move to a retirement community called 'The Villages' - the largest gated retirement community in the world. Connected by miles of golf-cart paths, The Villages is a city of nearly 100,000 (and growing) - and the exclusion of children is one of the foundations of the development. And it is only one of a rapidly growing number of age-segregated communities in the Western world. This social trend is also on the rise in Australia, with an ageing population of baby boomers who are retiring younger and in generally better health than their forebears. A fascinating blend of serious history, social criticism, and hilarious, engaging reportage, Leisureville is also a reminder that life really does begin at 50!

GST Note: GST is included in the price of this item. GST is included in the freight.

Customer Reviews



Delivery time frames will depend on your location, please check the shipping calculator to see an estimate of when you can typically expect to receive your goods based on your postcode.

Loading content...
Loading content...

Sign Up Now

Sign up to receive upcoming auctions & special offers!

Privacy Statement and Consent: By providing your email address, you consent to us sending you our newsletters as well as promotional material, updates and further information about our products and services. Our Privacy Policy contains information about how you can access and correct your personal information, how to make a complaint, and how we deal with complaints.


Follow Us

We Accept

Follow Us


NSW Liquor Act 2007 - It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to or to obtain on behalf of a person under the age of 18 years.
NSW Liquor Licence LIQP770010049
Motor Dealer Licence: NSW MD13910, VIC LMCT11156, SA MVD277714, QLD 1700072, WA MD25136. NSW Motor Vehicle Recycler Licence: M057736

Download Our App