BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. (July 10, 2020) – Babcock Ranch, America’s first solar-powered town located just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, achieved another major sales milestone when it was named to the RCLCO Real Estate Advisors’ Top 50 list for the first time, ranking 39th among the country’s top-selling master-planned communities.
Babcock Ranch’s RCLCO ranking was based on 230 mid-year sales reported from January to June. Babcock Ranch also is ranked as Southwest Florida’s top master-planned community based on Metrostudy data on single-family home annual starts in Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties.
“The Babcock Ranch vision resonates more clearly than ever with today’s buyers seeking an active, healthy, and connected lifestyle right in their own hometown,” said Syd Kitson, chairman, and CEO of Kitson & Partners, developers of Babcock Ranch. “We are looking forward to a strong second half of the year as well, with our new, growing neighborhoods and a selection of available homes from our team of preferred builders.”
Babcock Ranch began marketing new homes in 2017, with the first residents moving into the town in January 2018. Today, Babcock Ranch offers homes from nine homebuilders in seven neighborhoods, including Babcock National, a newly opened Lennar golf and lifestyle community. In 2021, Publix will anchor the Crescent B Commons shopping center underway at a new entrance to Babcock Ranch.
Babcock Ranch homebuilders offer more than 50 home designs for nearly every lifestyle, from condominiums to villas to single-family estates ranging from 1,120 to more than 4,000 square feet. Homes appeal to young millennials, families, empty nesters, and retirees alike, with prices ranging from the low $200s to over $1.5 million. Built to Florida Green Building Coalition standards, homes emphasize energy and water conservation and offer a full gigabit of fiber-optic connectivity.
Within Babcock Ranch’s welcoming neighborhoods, more than two dozen models and quick-delivery homes are now open or under construction by AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg, Divco Custom Homes, Florida Lifestyle Homes, Fox Premier Builders, Lennar, Meritage Homes, Pulte Homes, Stock Classic Homes, and WCI. Many models are open for viewing daily.
Babcock Ranch was created by Kitson & Partners with respect for the natural environment and the philosophy that smart growth and sustainability work hand in hand. Half of the town’s 18,000-acre footprint is set aside as greenways, parks, and expansive lakes, providing recreation and scenic backdrops for Babcock Ranch’s homes and the Founder’s Square downtown district.
For more information about Southwest Florida’s top-selling master-planned community, visit the Woodlea Hall Discovery Center at 42850 Crescent Loop in Babcock Ranch, call 877-709-6620, or visit www.BabcockRanch.com.
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