It is more affordable than Palm Beach and quieter than Fort Lauderdale. It still boasts the warm weather renowned in the “Sunshine State” and has proximity to white sand beaches that will take your breath away.
Welcome to Babcock Ranch, a community where you can make the best out of your retirement. What makes Babcock Ranch so special? Well, here is a list:
- Low maintenance living
- Social opportunities
- A commitment to wellness
- Affordability through sustainability
- Homes available on any budget
Keep reading for a more in-depth look at each category and why Babcock Ranch is the best retirement community for you!
overhead view of Founder's Square and Woodlea Hall
Low Maintenance Living
view of the sunrise at Babcock Ranch
Babcock Ranch gives you the freedom of owning a home that involves few household responsibilities.
You Can Cook, But Only If You Want To
The downtown restaurants make eating out so easy; you won’t find the need to make dinner at home. They serve dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients with a variety of microgreens, herbs, spices, and vegetables grown in the Babcock Ranch community garden.
No Need For a Car
Soon, residents will soon be testing driverless vehicles! However, until then, you can get anywhere you need using the intricate trail system in the community that connects bikers, hikers, walkers, and joggers to all the town’s easily accessible amenities. If golf carts are more your style, you can also ride the streets of Babcock Ranch in your golf cart (as long as it has head/tail/ brake lights, turn signals, seatbelts, a vehicle identification number, and goes a maximum speed of 25 MPH).
Lock it and Leave It
Our community is gated and tight-knit. You can trust when you leave your home that it will be safe until you return! For added security, WEAPONSHAKX is located at Babcock Ranch and offers Home Watch patrol and inside checks.
sunset by a small dock
With many amenities so close to home, you’ll no longer need your car! The downtown area will be within walking distance of your home. There you can find three dining establishments, a lakeside boardwalk area, a bandshell for live entertainment, outfitters, an equipment rental store, a marketplace, and a Healthy Life Center.
For all your other needs, you are sure to find what you are looking for at the Crescent B Commons, an 82,540-square-foot shopping center. Publix will soon be opening a store at Crescent B, complete with a drive-thru pharmacy.
Deeper human connections flourish in this community that always has something going on!
We host a variety of weekly, quarterly and annual events to keep you active, connected to nature, and entertained. Ongoing events include live music at Table & Tap, Food Truck Fridays, Sunset Sangria Saturdays, Moonlight Hikes, and Live Music on the Oak.
Throughout the year you can also find one-time and holiday-themed events like the Dragon Boat Challenge, Balloon Fest, Festival of Kites, Bright Bike Parade, and Doggie Dash 5K.
For more activities and events, we encourage you to look through our events calendar!
A Commitment to Wellness
Can a town make you healthier? We think so! A healthy lifestyle is built into the Babcock Ranch’s pedestrian-friendly design. The walkable community plan includes 50 miles of planned biking and hiking trails.
For the sports lovers, Jack Peeples Park includes tennis, pickleball, and basketball courts, as well as a lap pool. As for indoor exercise, Babcock Ranch features state-of-the-art equipment and a robust calendar of exercise classes. You can also hire a personal trainer to help you meet your fitness goals.
Babcock Ranch presents health education options so you can discover essential ways to prevent chronic conditions, enrich your nutrition knowledge, and uncover truths about hot new trends.
A partnership with Lee Health offers a vibrant variety of health services and programs at Babcock Ranch. Lee Health’s facility is in Founder’s Square and offers check-ups, screenings, and treatment for illness, and disease management. Lee Health is also launching telehealth consultations with doctors based at the Lee Physician Group Clinic at Babcock Ranch.
Finding a primary care doctor through Lee Physician Group is easy and will bring modern, convenient health services and programs to your fingertips. Physical therapists are also available to provide relief for all kinds of injuries and conditions.
On average, Charlotte County has 266 sunny days a year! You can spend the majority of your days playing golf, bird watching, taking walks, and drinking wine/sipping coffee on your front porch!
That sunshine also does more than put a smile on your face— it also provides our community sustainable energy! Babcock Ranch is the world’s first new town utilizing on-site solar generation facilities to produce more clean, renewable energy than it consumes.
Our solar field is 44 acres (that’s 333 football fields of solar panels soaking up the sun’s energy) but you can also spot solar panels in town as well! They are installed on the roofs of commercial buildings and in Founder’s Park on poles, these are called “solar trees”.
Affordability through Sustainability
We pride ourselves on our responsible development which boasts sustainably designed homes with clean and green surroundings. Babcock Ranch is a certified Platinum “Florida Green” community by FGBC, the highest level of certification available. Sustainability is woven into the fabric of the community through solar energy, water efficiency, strategic native landscaping, the use of sustainable local materials.
Sustainability isn’t just about protecting the environment; we are also committed to protecting your pocketbook through sustainability. Here’s how sustainability saves you money:
- Lower Water Bills: Your irrigation costs will plummet because your home will use stormwater, run-off, and reclaimed water for irrigation. You’ll also save water (and money) in your home with WaterSense® compliant fixtures
- Lower Energy Costs: Energy-saving lighting and appliances, efficient heating and cooling equipment, and high-performance windows and insulation will lower the cost to heat and cool your home.
- Less Money Towards Vehicle Maintenance and Gas: Homes in sustainable neighborhoods are connected by interwoven trails, paths, and sidewalks and offer transportation options for residents. You’ll no longer need your car for shopping trips or to get downtown!
Homes Available on Any Budget
outside view of the front of a home
From estate homes to move-in-ready condos and twin villas, Babcock Ranch has what you are looking for! New homes start in the low $200k and increase up to over $1 million.
Condominiums start at $194,000 and offer breezy lanais and roomy dens.
Twin Villas start at $200,000 and offer large lanais and two-car garages.
Coach homes start at $280,000 with at least 1,700 square feet and split floor plans for added privacy between bedrooms.
Single-family homes are as diverse and unique as those who live in them and range from $230,000 to over $1 million.
If you are ready to make the move to Babcock Ranch, we are excited to have you! For more information and information on available housing, call us at (941) 200-1494.