In the beginning, there were some dark days for the original Darkhorse developers. The development at Darkhorse began construction in 2002. It was only five years later, right before the housing collapse in 2007 that the developers found themselves facing bankruptcy.
Fortunately for the residents at the new and improved Darkhorse development, Asia Pacific Group stepped in and purchased the stagnant development in 2013. Today, the Darkhorse Golf Course and the community that surrounds it is thriving again.
Named the “Best New Affordable Public Course” by Golf Digest, a top 10 course “You Can Play in America” according to Golf Magazine and the Sacramento Bee called it the # 1 golf course in the Sacramento area, the community now matches its highly acclaimed golf course.
The Darkhorse Golf Course is located just 40 miles to the north of Sacramento in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. It includes 18 challenging holes of golf where some hours out of the day the public can enjoy a round from between $45 and $70.
The clubhouse offers the residents of Darkhorse much in the way of excitement, entertainment, and recreation. For golfers, those amenities include:
- A Pro Shop
- Golf Academy
- Junior Golf
- And a Practice Facility
Though it took a while for what was once advertised as a “street of dreams” to come to fruition it is finally now the place of dreams. Yet golf is not all that the community has to offer.
Living in Darkhorse
It’s only a short drive from Darkhorse to the metropolis of Sacramento and an equally short trip to Reno, NV and Lake Tahoe. The climate offers residents a glimpse of all four seasons; a vibrant autumn brings with it a colorful spray of fall colors.
In the summer and spring, wildflowers blanket the hills and valleys. The trees harbor many species of wildlife including wild quail, turkey, and deer. Community walking trails and nature paths are designed to enable those living in Darkhorse the chance to get outdoors and bask in the beauty that surrounds them.
Of course, the main attraction for many who live in Darkhorse is the golf course itself. Before the financial troubles that stalled the development of the community for nearly a decade, Darkhorse was even selected as part of the “Street of Dreams” luxury home tour.
Most importantly to this tight-knit community is the neighborly atmosphere of Darkhorse with residents ranging in all ages from the over 60 crowd to the first-time home buying millennials, living in Darkhorse is a terrific place to settle down whether you are starting a family or retiring from the workforce.
Real Estate in Darkhorse
Prior to the purchase and rehabilitation of the Darkhorse development, nearly half of the 200 lots were already sold. In 2007, 75 of the remaining lots were foreclosed on. On top of those problems, years of delays were the result of red tape because the community was built without a sewer hookup.
That left much of the real estate in Darkhorse languishing and vacant for many years. Those issues were resolved after the Asia Pacific Group took over ownership of the development. Today Darkhorse is beginning to live up to what it initially was envisioned to be; a street of dreams.
The way that the development was designed means that nearly every home built on the 200 lots at Darkhorse has either picturesque views of the lake, the woods, or the golf course below.
Prior to the collapse, Darkhorse did not have a functioning clubhouse. Today the clubhouse has been completely renovated and remodeled. The dining room is the place for residents to be for breakfast or lunch or just to kick back and have a few beers.
Moving to Darkhorse
Whether you are a couple in your twenties looking to start your life together in a family friendly community or you are looking to retire to a nice cozy place where you can enjoy your surroundings, Darkhorse has it all.
From its rocky path, a new development has arisen more fantastic than ever and is attracting interested buyers from all over the state and around the globe. If you are looking to find the home of your dreams in the Darkhorse development, you need only contact Kathy Papola.
If you have questions and would like to know more about the wonderful opportunities awaiting you in Darkhorse, simply call now.