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12 Jan, 2021

Babcock Ranch posts highest year-over-year increase among RCLCO’s 50 top-selling master-planned communities of 2020

BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. (Jan. 8, 2021) – Babcock Ranch was named among the county’s 50 top-selling master-planned communities of 2020 by RCLCO Real Estate Advisors, with 540 home sales propelling America’s first solar-powered town to the list’s highest year-over-year increase of 121%.

After making its debut in RCLCO’s Top 50 Master Planned Communities July ranking, Babcock Ranch surpassed the 1,000 homes sold milestone in December. 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, Babcock Ranch was also named Master Planned Community of the Year by the Lee Building Industry Association at its 2020 Industry Awards.

“This unprecedented year of growth at Babcock Ranch reflects our vision of a vibrant new hometown,” said Syd Kitson, Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners. “Homebuyers from around the country are attracted to our sustainability and commitment to the environment, health and technology, along with our distinctive blend of residential offerings.”

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 eight homebuilders in seven neighborhoods, including Babcock National, the newly opened Lennar golf and lifestyle community. Construction continues at Crescent B Commons, the Publix-anchored shopping center scheduled to open later this year 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 $200s to over $1.5 million. Built to Florida Green Building Coalition standards, homes emphasize energy and water conservation and offer a full gig of fiber-optic connectivity.

Within Babcock Ranch’s welcoming neighborhoods, more than two dozen model 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 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.

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