Crane Creek is a recorded Planned Unit Development (PUD) with specific documents spelling out the Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and Protective Covenants (see Documents). These documents are in place to protect residents’ enjoyment of their community, their safety, their privacy, and their property values.
Crane Creek is divided into 2 sections:
- The Country Club section (205 homes) is centered around one of the former golf courses of the Martin Downs Country Club.
- The Racquet Club section (140 homes).
All homeowners are members of Crane Creek Property Owners' Association, Inc. (CCPOA) which oversees the operation of Crane Creek by maintaining the roads, drainage, and common areas of the community.
History of the property reveals the land was formerly a ranch and working dairy farm. Portions of the property were wooded and portions cleared for pasture. In 1975 Arthur Young purchased part of the property and built the Crane Creek Golf Course which opened in December 1976. He also began developing the land which was to become Crane Creek Country Club Phases II-IV.
In 1978 Peter Cummings purchased the Crane Creek Golf Course and its clubhouse (pro shop and Maxwells restaurant). He also bought the lots in Country Club Phases III and IV and all the land which would eventually comprise the Racquet Club section of the community .
By 1979 all existing plats in the community had been recorded with Martin County. The land was developed, lots were sold and custom homes were built.