St Leonards with it's rural outlook is a pleasant environment to live in.
The shopping centre is supported by the students of the Missionary Training College ,Nazareth House and local residents.
The local primary schools and churches regularly take part in community activities.
The Village Inn is also a convivial meeting place after work.
The historic "Ashfield", St Leonards was the home of Joseph Dodgshun senior from 1891-1898.He was grandfather to Ruth Dodgshun,who was born in Launceston in 1891 and married George Newton Sargent.
The Sargent and Dodgshun families have contributed greatly to the development and architecture of Launceston.
The Sargents' businesses included a fruit shop(now Toddle Inn),and the planing and moulding mills on The Esplanade.
While the Dodgshuns were wholesale clothing manufacturers and warehousemen supplying the trade with soft goods, general fancy goods, boots ,shoes, clothing, artificial flowers and wigs as well as being wool buyers.