Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Stone Creek entrance

Stone Creek is a 55-plus, gated community about 12 miles west of downtown Ocala. A Del Webb project, it is expected to contain about 4,000 homes when completed. Stone Creek includes an 18-hole golf course, restaurant, swimming pools (indoor and out), ball fields, tennis courts, and two large multi-use facilities for crafts, dramatic productions, workout rooms, etc.

23 comments:

GiuCe said...

it looks like almost unreal... i like the water reflects :)

Lois said...

Wow everything you need without having to leave the neighborhood. This is a great shot! I like the reflection.

nanak said...

i'm with giuce. the photo looks like is photoshoped :)
its so beautiful,btw.

answering your question
The beach is always like that, only a few visitors. You can have it a day if you there. hehe

JM said...

Although massive constructions allways make think of the negative impact on environment, I have to say I really like this sign on the water.

Once you are familiar with Henry the Navigator, maybe you like to check the 'Heroes at sunset' post to see the Discoveries Monument built by the Tagus river, on the place where the ships left. He's the man on top.

one buddhess said...

Whoa! Look at that entrance, so elegant looking and I love hot the letters reflected on the waters.

Jacob said...

JM - I think I've seen this monument...but how do I find the "Heroes at sunset" post?

Jarart said...

Looks a lot like some we have here.

Jacob said...

Nanak...no, not photoshopped...well, OK, it was cropped a bit...

Jacob said...

Okay, Bob, just may take you up on that! I have a few photos of OTOW, but I need to update them and get some new ones.

Vogon Poet said...

It something just out of "Fringe"... Incredible, very funny shot!

cieldequimper said...

Lovely shot, the reflection is great! Absolutely no offense meant but isn't it kind of weird to strive to avoid living amongst younger people?
It's something that both fascinates and puzzles us French.

Jacob said...

Yes and no, CQ. For some of us, fifty-five isn't particularly old...and there are younger people who come to visit...

Plus, all your shopping, doctor visits, etc., are outside of the residential area...

It can get boring, too, though.

The benefits are that you're with people who have the same problems you do, and share some of the same concerns and interests. You don't need to worry about teenagers racing motorcycles or hot rod cars up and down the streets, etc.

It's a safer community in some ways.

We have lived in a similar community before -- not limited to 55 plus, but most of the people were older. And it did get somewhat boring. Now, we're out in a regular subdivision.

westondailyphoto said...

looks amazing!!!!

cieldequimper said...

I can see your point about racing motorcycles or listening to heavy metal... ;-))

Joy said...

It looks very inviting, just the place to chill out.

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Jackie said...

It looks idyllic. I think I'd struggle a bit in a gated community myself, I like it messy and out in the real world :)

Jacob said...

I think it could be a little too "pristine," Jackie...or "prissy?"

Lisa Wilson said...

That's going to be a big neighborhood! My in-laws would love to live somewhere like that.

Boise Diva said...

It looks really fancy to me.

Per Stromsjo said...

How gated is it in fact? Could I just walk in with my camera in hand?

Jacob said...

Per Stromsjo - Actually, no, you couldn't just walk in with your camera in hand. You can get into the golf course, restaurant, and sales office area, but the gate is guarded and you would not be able to enter the residential area which includes the recreational buildings.

Per Stromsjo said...

I thought so. The concept is being introduced here as well but so far in "softer" versions. Has caused a bit of controversy though. Some argue that these isolated spots undermine the trust in an open society and that we should put more effort into addressing the problems around us instead of isolating us from them.

Interesting post.

*¤ஐ» Battie°»ஐ¤*° said...

Ahhh, I always wanted to sit in front of waterfall and listen to the water running over the hard rocks and crashing to the surface of the small pond.


So much like music to me :)

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