Black Diamond is ideally located less than 15 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. It’s just over an hour and a half from Tampa and Orlando, 30 minutes from the horse-breeding town of Ocala and one hour from Gainesville, home of the University of Florida – Black Diamond has much to offer. In addition, Black Diamond’s hometown of Lecanto and surrounding cities of Inverness and Crystal River allow members and their friends and family to slip back to a time when life was kinder and less hurried, and traditional values were embraced whole-heartedly.
With more than 500 members and residents, Black Diamond is a relaxing but vibrant community, wonderfully insulated from the hectic pace of today’s world. At the same time, the members are a diverse group of people who create a refreshing and invigorating atmosphere with people who have a passion for life and a sense of belonging. They savor a life filled with laughter, adventure, memorable times and life experiences with other members and friends. And, of course, they share a passion for the game of golf with its friendly competition and camaraderie. Take it from Tommy Bolt who said, “I’ve been around a lot of golf courses and people and there’s not a better place in the world for golf or friends.” Although golf is king, Black Diamond offers members many other enjoyable amenities and activities. They can stay in shape at the well-equipped fitness center, play a game of tennis or take a dip and relax at the swimming pool. In addition, there’s always a variety of interesting social activities and wonderful cuisine at the community’s spacious Clubhouse.
The foresight of developer Stan Olsen has had a positive and innovative impact on the Black Diamond community by enhancing the relationship of the golf courses and the homes. Because of his passion for nature, Olsen always had a vision of developing a community where many would not only work in harmony with nature, but would enhance the beauty of the existing landscape. By increasing the setbacks of the homes from the golf courses, he increased the natural beauty and integrity of both. The residential settings have a roomy park-like feeling with long, scenic views and the exteriors of the homes are finished with earth tones and textures to create a blending effect.
Within Black Diamond are a variety of splendid home sites that are generous in size and offer beautiful views of the golf courses and the colorful countryside. Distinctive homes that will fit your lifestyle and satisfy the most discriminating tastes are custom built according to the property owner’s needs. Escalante-Black Diamond Realty recently began construction on their latest model home, the Breckenridge. The Breckenridge is available for new construction on select home sites with golf course views starting around $479,000. Resale homes are also available from the mid-$100’s to over $1 million.
Whether you’re looking for a home or a home away from home, Black Diamond is the natural choice.