Ross’s Comments – What you Need to Know about Blue Diamond
Only 8 units per floor with the corner units being the most desirable in terms of layout, large wrap around terraces and open views.
Large resort pool area for both Blue and Green Diamond residents, includes 56 poolside cabanas and direct access to the beach.
Very private and secure with two levels of security to clear at both the entrance gate and in each lobby.
A three-story building between the two towers houses the residents gym and spa with separate areas for a salon, weight room, yoga room, and circuit training, all overlooking the pool and ocean.
Blue Diamond is considered more desirable than the Green Diamond as most owners consider the views to be superior to that of its sister tower.
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UNIT SIZES 1,000 – 2,010 sf sq. ft (102 – 187 m²)
UNIT TYPES 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms
# OF UNITS 315
# OF FLOORS 44
# OF PARKING LEVELS 3
ARCHITECT Robert Swedroe
DEVELOPER NewFlorida Properties Corp.
PET POLICY Owners allowed small pets subject to restrictions.
24-hour concierge, valet & security
500 feet of beach with 28 cabanas
Mediterranean style 16,000 square foot clubhouse
Spectacular two-story lobby
Separate adults and children’s oceanside pools
Two lighted tennis courts
Steam rooms with separate for men’s & women’s sauna
State-of-the-art fitness facility
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