The tranquility and natural beauty of rural lands are becoming valued as a retirement alternative to the hurried life-style characterizing our cities. Seniors and weekend vacationers are finding that a resort village, resort community, sporting community, recreation resort, resort lodge, recreation community, resort mountain, or conservation community -- are the locations where they will purchase retirement property. Significant demand is growing for recreational rural lands, as the baby boom generation is seeking to find scenic lands to enjoy their leisure time.

These retirees, and semi-retirees, are often active: sportsmen, skiers, hikers, birders, fisherman, naturalists, equestrians, hunters, or photographers. All of these baby boomers are driven to find a: natural area, lake, resort mountain, ski area, wildlife refuge, bike path, recreational river, hiking trail, national park, hunting lodge, horse trail, eco-lodge, RV resort, fishing stream, mountain cabin, or lake resort; as the locations where they will choose a Resort Community.

This migration of retirees to rural lands presents an economic opportunity to reinvigorate rural economies. However, professional land planning and site analysis is a prudent prerequisite for the suitable development of these communities, to ensure the harmonious use of these recreation lands.

A successful Resort Community, is dependent upon a sensitive Site Study. The valued attributes of the natural environment can be compromised, or lost; as a consequence of simple oversight, or expediency. The Project Plan must be founded on the deliberate premise: to value the natural landscape; which is the primary source of interest, and objective of, aspiring residents. The recreation development which is created to serve the interests of retirees and vacationers, must be supported by a well-conceived Market Feasibility Study.

The recreation attractions which characterize and distinguish each Resort Community will be a unique integration of: the natural resource attractions, and limitations; together with the motivating recreational interests which are unique to the subject market. The Development Plan must be tightly-integrated with a dynamic Business Plan, to ensure profitable operations -- and an attractive return on investment.

A real estate development, and by extension a real estate investment, will be profitable when all elements of the Business Plan are grounded upon the findings of an integrated Project Study. This comprehensive Study evaluates the unique attributes of the natural resources distinguishing the site; and identifies the inherent motivations characterizing the most likely patrons; together in-combination with the full range of improvement alternatives, which would be complementary-to the unique site. This Study supports the refinement of the most suitable Concept Plan, which will help define the: site-specific, market-specific, and improvement-specific Development Plan; which has been optimized -- by design. The prudent investor will quickly deduce that this process also minimizes -- project costs. A real estate investor will earn profits, through an attractive Capitalization Rate; when site capabilities and suitabilities define the development. Only when the essential character of recreation lands are maintained in their native state -- in accordance with the expectations of prospective residents -- will the project be successful.

LEISURE VENTURES LLC, is committed to professional design principals, which respect the character of valuable rural lands. Ranchers, investors, and developers who seek successful Project Plans ; will discover that a design - with nature - preserving both the appearance and function of natural processes, is also the formula for profitable earnings, sustainable revenues, and perpetual rewards -- from their natural resources.