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Bringing Sustainability to Southwest Florida

Bringing Sustainability to Southwest Florida

Years ago, Southwest Florida developers indiscriminately dug canals and roads without any regard for the environment. If you travel the local back roads you’ll see some communities continue to live with the consequences of this lack of planning. Fast-forward to 2017: Kitson & Partners, the developer of Babcock Ranch, is bringing real sustainability to Southwest […]

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Babcock Ranch: A Family Investment

Babcock Ranch: A Family Investment

When young families move to Babcock Ranch, they are investing in much more than just a home. Buying a home that’s within their budget is just the first consideration for a young family. At Babcock Ranch, parents will know investing in their children’s future because of the Babcock Neighborhood School, the clean environment and the […]

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Table & Tap

An Interview with Table & Tap at Babcock Ranch

Bring your appetite to Babcock Ranch. Foodies can now pin another restaurant on their culinary map when they visit Table & Tap, the new widely acclaimed dining establishment that recently opened at Babcock Ranch. It’s a destination restaurant with a vibrant farm-to-table menu and another reason why you should consider visiting Babcock Ranch, the new […]

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Retiring to Florida

Retiring to Florida: What is Retirement Like in Florida?

Put away your preconceived notions of what retirement is like in Florida. Truthfully, you’d be hard-pressed to find a shuffleboard court anywhere in Florida. Today’s retirees in Florida will find plenty of activities to challenge them physically and intellectually because the state has changed with modern attitudes about aging. Perhaps your perceptions of Florida were […]

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Founders Square

Downtown Life at Founder’s Square

Founder’s Square is downtown like you remember it. It’s a place where friends meet for coffee, children play in the park, people walk their dogs and neighbors greet each other on the way to the gym or the office. You know the shopkeepers there and they recognize you by name because they’re your neighbors, too. […]

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How to feel welcome in a new town

Moving to Florida: How to Feel Welcome in a New Town

Moving to Florida is exciting because you’ll feel welcome in your new town. Why are we so confident in saying that? Fact is, nearly everyone who lives in Florida today came from somewhere else. Florida was a sparsely populated state before the invention of air conditioning, so most of the population growth has been in-migration […]

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The First Solar Powered Town in the US

In a unique partnership between Florida Power & Light and developer Kitson & Partners, Babcock Ranch’s solar plant will generate enough power to sustain the needs of the town’s projected population of 50,000 residents. Another first: Babcock Ranch will become the world’s first new town where solar-energy production will exceed residents’ energy consumption. For sheer […]

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Biking for Beginners

Babcock Ranch will have 50 miles of paths for residents to use and biking will be one of the preferred modes of transportation. But if you haven’t ridden a bike for a few years or if you’re a beginner, you might be overwhelmed by the new choices in bikes and gear. Fortunately, there are lots […]

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Why Babcock Ranch is the Best Place to Retire in Florida

Babcock Ranch is at the forefront of new thinking about retirement. Today’s retirees want to remain active, learn new skills, participate in local government, volunteer for worthy causes and even start their own small business. What’s more, they want to live in intergenerational communities where they’re not segregated by their age. Babcock Ranch is the […]

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What is a Sustainable City?

Most people may not know the definition of a sustainable town, but they might recognize one when they see it. Perhaps they notice the tidy streets, residents walking their dogs and chatting with neighbors in the evening or the birds chirping in the parks while children play on the swings. Or maybe they see it […]

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What You Need to Know About Relocating to Florida

You’re going to love relocating to Florida. If you come from a high-tax state such as Connecticut, Illinois or New York, you probably will be happy to know that there’s no state income tax in Florida. Plus, you’ll love the year-round sunshine and warm weather at Florida’s newest eco-friendly community, Babcock Ranch. Here’s what you […]

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Downtown Babcock Ranch Will Be Open for Business in Early 2017

Downtown Babcock Ranch will be the heart and soul of the town designed to foster the personal connection, personal well-being and lifelong learning opportunities that are the core of the town’s way of life. Places of learning and exploration, a wellness center, restaurants, specialty retail shops, a locally grown produce market, and indoor and outdoor […]

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What is Civitas?

Time to brush the dust off your high school Latin textbooks. Civitas has its roots in Roman history but the Latin term has found renewed meaning in Babcock Ranch, the solar city under development in Southwest Florida. In ancient Rome, Civitas meant citizenship. The right of Civitas granted citizens the ability to govern themselves, according […]

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Hiking Tips from the Pros

At Babcock Ranch, hiking enthusiasts will have 50 miles of trails to explore, a distance roughly equal to the drive from Fort Myers to Naples. The idea is in keeping with master developer Kitson & Partners’ vision that residents should have access to nature from any Babcock Ranch neighborhood via an interconnected system of trails. […]

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What to Look for in a City When Retiring to Florida

Millions of aging Americans are redefining what the golden years mean for them. From work to health, education and transportation, the ideas of successful aging today have changed significantly from previous generations. Even the concept of retirement has been upended as older people seek fulfillment from work, education, and an active lifestyle later in life. […]

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What is STEAM Education?

Classes at the Babcock Neighborhood School start in August 2017 and the students will be the first to benefit from a new education program designed to help them compete in the 21st Century. The eco-focused Babcock Ranch development provides the ideal foundation for a student-centered education built on active learning, collaboration, and community. Indeed, these […]

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Babcock Ranch: Making Sustainable Living Easy

People are quick to tout a community’s sustainability, but what does that term really mean? First, a definition of sustainable living, courtesy of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences: It’s based on the idea that our economy, culture and quality of life are closely tied to the environment. Sustainable-living practices enable […]

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A New Version of “Home Place”

As construction of Phase I of the Downtown District and furnished models in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch continues to progress as planned, Master Developer Kitson & Partners’ unique brand of place making is becoming evident. Kitson’s vision for Babcock Ranch has been designed to appeal to the passion for a better, more […]

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Resources for Community Gardening

A working ranch for more than 100 years, Babcock Ranch’s tradition is rooted in the fertile soil of Southwest Florida. Town maker Kitson & Partners is dedicated to maintaining that tradition in the development of the new town of Babcock Ranch. Among the benefits of living at Babcock Ranch: access to your community garden. For […]

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interactive map

Babcock Ranch Interactive Info Map

Are you interested in learning more about Babcock Ranch and its uses for the land? Hover over the points in the below to explore more about sustainability, activities, and amenities of the naturally preserved land of Babcock Ranch.  

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