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Technology and Quality of Life

Human longevity presents one of the most compelling links between technology and quality of life. According to the Social Security Administration, life expectancy at birth in 1930 was 58 for men and 62 for women. Today, a man reaching age 65 can expect to live on average until age 84.3 and a woman to age…Read More→

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Babcock Ranch's Weekly Music Nights

Enjoy weekly music nights at Babcock Ranch

Submitted by Caffrey & Associates BABCOCK RANCH — Babcock Ranch, the solar powered town being built by Kitson & Partners in Charlotte County off State Road 31 north of the Lee County Civic Center, is inviting the public to enjoy twice a week free live music performances at the band shell at Founder’s Square, the…Read More→

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The CenturyLink Prism Trailer is Coming to Babcock!

You may have heard that we collaborated with CenturyLink to provide our residents with gigabit internet and now, you’ll get to experience it for yourself at our upcoming Spring Picnic! CenturyLink will be bringing their Prism trailer to our upcoming Spring Picnic so guests and potential residents can see the benefits of Prism and fiber…Read More→

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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…Read More→

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Babcock Ranch's First Home Sale

Lake Kinley named after first homeowners at Babcock Ranch

Andrea Stetson, Special to The News-Press There’s a big perk to being the first person to purchase a home in Babcock Ranch. That perk: getting a lake named after you. Richard and Robin Kinley purchased a house by homebuilder Homes by Towne and will soon be living on Lake Kinley. “My husband was teasing and said…Read More→

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Florida Lifestyle Homes - Taylor Model

Florida Lifestyle’s Taylor model ready to open at Babcock Ranch

Submitted by Caffrey & Associates BABCOCK RANCH — Kitson & Partners announced that Florida Lifestyle Homes is poised to complete its furnished Taylor model in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch. A second furnished model featuring Florida Lifestyle’s Lauren floor plan is on schedule for completion in approximately 60 days and construction of a third…Read More→

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Building with SIP Panels at Babcock Ranch

Homebuilders at Babcock Ranch are using some of the most innovative building materials on the market, ensuring the community is among the eco-friendliest in the world. Structural integrated panels are the 21st century building material that forward-thinking homebuilders such as Fox Premier Builders are using at Babcock Ranch. Known by their initials, SIPs, these panels…Read More→

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Join us for our first Spring Picnic

After the success of Founder’s Festival and more recently, Bark in the Park, we’re excited to invite you to attend our first-ever Spring Picnic! This event will be filled with great food, live music, kayak rental discounts, Table & Tap specials, and more. The event is completely open to the public and free for anyone…Read More→

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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…Read More→

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Babcock Neighborhood School

Babcock Neighborhood School Selects Principal

Shannon Treece brings wealth of experience to innovative “Green STEAM” school Babcock Ranch, Florida – Babcock Neighborhood School (BNS) today announced selection of veteran school administrator and teacher Shannon Treece as principal of the new public charter school that will be opening with Kindergarten through 6th Grade next fall.  Currently serving as principal at Oasis…Read More→

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Founders Fest Thank You

Founder’s Festival Weekend: Thank You!

A crowd of 15,000 to 20,000 attended the first public event held at Babcock Ranch on March 11 and March 12. To all our followers and those that attended the event: we thank you! Crowds far-exceeded what our event organizers predicted and we will do our best to learn from that experience to address future…Read More→

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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…Read More→

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Founder's Square

Rich Visitor Experience at Babcock Ranch

Even though it is literally just beginning to come out of the ground, a visit to Babcock Ranch, is seemingly equal parts a trip into a bygone era and a trip into the future.  As visitors turn east off 31 and approach the new town’s signature entry bridge, they are treated to views of a…Read More→

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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…Read More→

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LOWER PRICED MODELS COMING TO BABCOCK RANCH

Lennar on Board to Create Next New Neighborhood at Babcock Ranch Lennar is joining the roster of builders at Babcock Ranch, the nation’s first solar-powered town. Kitson & Partners announced an agreement for a mix of twin-villas and single-family homes at price points within reach for a broader range of homebuyers. “The neighborhood located southeast of…Read More→

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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…Read More→

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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…Read More→

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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…Read More→

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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….Read More→

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Downtown Babcock Ranch

Founder’s Square: The Home of Downtown Babcock Ranch

Construction is well underway at Babcock Ranch. Our model homes are set for completion in late February/early March and Downtown Babcock Ranch (officially named Founder’s Square) will be open to the public soon! The band shell that will host concerts for those gathered on an inviting green has been completed. On the opposite side of…Read More→

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