New home contracts have surpassed the 200-home milestone at Babcock Ranch, the world’s first solar-powered town located just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31.
Kitson & Partners, the developers of Babcock Ranch, reported 215 new home contracts through the end of September.
“This significant sales milestone is an affirmation that homebuyers are looking for a return to a front-porch hometown lifestyle,” said Syd Kitson, chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners. “The combination of our commitment to sustainability, our focus on technology and innovation, the health and wellness elements woven into the fabric of the community, and a blend of distinctive residential offerings is attracting homebuyers from around the country who want to be part of this special new town.”
Babcock Ranch has seven homebuilders offering more than 50 home designs, including twin villas, cottages, townhomes, single-family executive, manor and custom homes featuring one- and two-story plans, two to six bedrooms, and 1,400 to nearly 5,000 square feet of living space. Homes appeal to young millennials, families, empty nesters and retirees alike, with prices ranging from the $190,000s to $1 million.
More than 30 model and quick-delivery homes are now open or under construction by Florida Lifestyle Homes, Fox Premier Builders, Lennar, Pulte Homes, Solara Homes by Banroc, and Stock Classic Homes. Many models are open for viewing daily.
Lennar recently announced Babcock National, a new golf and country club community in Babcock Ranch expected to open for sales in the first quarter of 2019. Offering nearly 20 home designs, Babcock National will include an 18-hole golf course designed by Gordon Lewis, along with a fitness center, tennis center and community clubhouse. Pricing begins in the $200,000s.
All homes in Babcock Ranch are built to Florida Green Building Coalition standards, emphasizing energy and water conservation, and offer a full gigabyte of fiber-optic connectivity.
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.
Emphasizing a front-porch lifestyle to nurture a sense of community, Babcock Ranch promotes healthy living through a walkable community plan, 50 miles of planned biking and hiking trails, interconnected lakes for paddling enthusiasts, a robust calendar of exercise classes, and the Healthy Life Center managed by Lee Health at Founder’s Square, with health club facilities, nutrition counseling, therapeutic services, and medical offices opening this fall.
Table & Tap restaurant, Slater’s Goods and Provisions, Square Scoops Coffee & Creamery, Curry Creek Outfitters, and Babcock Neighborhood School welcomed the greater community to Founder’s Square even before the arrival of the town’s first residents in early January. A sprawling downtown park offers a lakefront bandshell, boardwalk, covered pavilions and charging stations for electronics, including cars. An autonomous shuttle – part of the town’s mobility plan – provides transportation between homes and Founder’s Square. And with plans to expand into On Demand services, goods delivery and hourly/daily car rentals within the next year, Babcock Ranch will continue offering compelling mobility solutions that reduce the need for car ownership in the new town.
Contact: Tina Matte, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758, [email protected]
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