Laguna Woods is a city in Orange County, California, United States.
About 90% of the city consists of Laguna Woods Village, a retirement community, formerly known as Leisure World. Incorporation efforts in the late 1990s were largely driven by the need for residents to have a stronger voice against the prospective construction of an international airport at the nearby decommissioned Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. The airport proposal was defeated and the land in question has been tabbed for development as the Orange County Great Park.
Laguna Woods is located at 33-36'33?N 117-43'58?W? / ?33.60917-N 117.73278-W (33.609165, -117.732791). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), virtually all land.
It is bordered by Laguna Hills on the north and east, Aliso Viejo on the south, Laguna Beach on the southwest, the Crystal Cove State Park on the west, and Irvine on the northwest.