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Babcock Ranch Celebrates Grand Opening of Jack Peeples Park with Jingle Bell 5K

Babcock Ranch Celebrates Grand Opening of Jack Peeples Park with Jingle Bell 5K

Babcock Ranch, Southwest Florida’s unique eco-centric, solar-powered town just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, is celebrating the grand opening of Jack Peeples Park with the second annual Jingle Bell 5K Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 a.m. Peeples will serve as the official race starter for Jingle Bell 5K, which starts […]

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Holiday Event Kicks Off the Season at Babcock Ranch

Holiday Event Kicks Off the Season at Babcock Ranch

Come celebrate the start of the season at Babcock Ranch’s second annual Holiday Event Saturday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Southwest Florida’s unique eco-centric, solar-powered town just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31. NBC2 News Today anchor Rachel Pierce will emcee the festivities, including the Babcock Ranch tree […]

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Babcock Ranch Featured on PBS NewsHour as Part of Ongoing Climate Change Series

Babcock Ranch Featured on PBS NewsHour as Part of Ongoing Climate Change Series

Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour recently did a profile on Babcock Ranch as a part of an ongoing series “Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change.” In an attempt to “do it the right way,” developer Syd Kitson is building Babcock Ranch, an 18,000-acre planned community just north of Ft. Meyers, with hope that […]

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Lennar’s Majestica model home now open at Babcock Ranch

Lennar’s Majestica model home now open at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch, Southwest Florida’s unique eco-centric, solar-powered town just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, has announced the single-family Majestica model by Lennar is now open for tours. The Wi-Fi Certified™ Majestica model is located in Trail’s Edge, a new neighborhood by Lennar situated within walking distance of all the amenities […]

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Babcock Ranch to host Trick or Trot 5K

Babcock Ranch to host Trick or Trot 5K

Babcock Ranch, Southwest Florida’s unique eco-centric, solar-powered town just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, is hosting the Trick or Trot 5K race Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 a.m. Registration begins race day at 7 a.m. The scenic, flat 5K course leads runners through Sunset Park and finishes in Founder’s Square, […]

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Babcock Ranch reports 215 home sales through September

Babcock Ranch reports 215 home sales through September

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 […]

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Solara Homes to offer town homes at Babcock Ranch

Solara Homes to offer town homes at Babcock Ranch

Solara Homes, the newest addition to Babcock Ranch’s builder lineup, is now accepting contracts for new townhomes in the world’s first solar-powered town located just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31. The first phase of Solara Home’s 25 contemporary-design townhomes will be located in the Lake Timber neighborhood directly in front […]

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Stock’s Crystal model home open for viewing at Babcock Ranch

Stock’s Crystal model home open for viewing at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch, Southwest Florida’s unique eco-centric, solar-powered town just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, has announced the single-family Crystal model by Stock Classic Homes is open for viewing. Located in Lake Timber, a neighborhood of 220 single-family lake- and preserve-view homes, the fully furnished Crystal model is within walking and […]

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Jeb Bush, Syd Kitson celebrate innovation in education at new Babcock Neighborhood School

Jeb Bush, Syd Kitson celebrate innovation in education at new Babcock Neighborhood School

BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. (Aug. 8, 2018) – Former Gov. Jeb Bush joined Syd Kitson, elected officials, and community and education leaders to celebrate the grand opening of the new Babcock Neighborhood School in Babcock Ranch. The school, completed two years ahead of schedule to meet growing demand after BNS’s initial year of operation, features a […]

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ReCharge Juice Co. at Babcock Ranch to hold July 21 Grand Opening

ReCharge Juice Co. at Babcock Ranch to hold July 21 Grand Opening

The ReCharge Juice Co. at Babcock Ranch will celebrate its official grand opening on Saturday, July 21, with activities from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. that are free of charge and open to the public. Located in Lee Health’s Healthy Life Center in Founder’s Square, ReCharge Juice Co. offers 100 percent raw juice mixes. To […]

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Babcock Neighborhood School receives an ‘A’ from the state of Florida – and from homebuyers

Babcock Neighborhood School receives an ‘A’ from the state of Florida – and from homebuyers

Babcock Neighborhood School, the new public charter school located at the heart of the nation’s first solar-powered town, earned an “A” in its first annual Florida Standards Assessment. It has also earned high marks from Babcock Ranch homebuyers Bethany and Jerry Hunt, whose children Connor, 9, and Peyton, 6, will start classes at Babcock Neighborhood […]

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Babcock Neighborhood School Best In Class

Babcock Neighborhood School Best In Class

School in solar-powered town earns an A on its first state report card Babcock Ranch, Florida – From the day that Babcock Neighborhood School (BNS) first opened its doors, there’s been little doubt that the school’s project-based curriculum was inspiring a passion for learning among students who arrived each day filled with energy and anticipation. The annual […]

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ReCharge Juice Co. Opens

ReCharge Juice Co. Opens

The ReCharge Juice Co. is now open for business. Choose one of our delicious 100% raw juice mixes or create your own. ReCharge Juice Co. is focused on creating some of the most delicious and highly nutritious raw fruit and vegetable specialty juices for you to recharge your mind, body and soul. ReCharge Juice Co. […]

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America’s First Solar Community Coming To Life In Florida

America’s First Solar Community Coming To Life In Florida

Fox News reporter, Phil Keating reports on the progress of the development that hopes to become America’s first self-sustaining city, Babcock Ranch. It’s now the country’s first, fully solar city. A dream starting to come true for new residents, like Josh and Jasmin Day. To watch the full segment click here.

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Babcock Ranch, Lee Health leaders light it up with friendly power competition

Babcock Ranch, Lee Health leaders light it up with friendly power competition

Babcock Ranch Developer Syd Kitson, and Lee Health president and CEO Larry Antonucci, and their teams took part in a friendly competition at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Lee Health’s Healthy Life Center at Babcock Ranch. The facility has the first electricity-generating workout equipment in the US, and that’s just one of the elements that […]

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Announcing Battery Storage at the FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center

Announcing Battery Storage at the FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center

Babcock Ranch’s clean energy efforts were taken to the next level when FPL created the largest solar-plus-storage system operating in the U.S. today. Each of the ten large gray steel battery storage units at the FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center can store 1 megawatt of power and discharge for 4 hours. The adjacent 440 […]

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The Country’s First Solar-Powered Town Has Arrived in Florida—And You Can Live There For Less Than $200K

The Country’s First Solar-Powered Town Has Arrived in Florida—And You Can Live There For Less Than $200K

Babcock Ranch was recently featured in an article from Coastal Living: “In a state nicknamed after sunshine, Floridians—and loads of tourists—bank on the sun for many things: warmth, Vitamin D, the perfect weather for lazy-day beach lounging. And in the new community of Babcock Ranch, 50,000 residents will rely on it for 100-percent of their […]

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New Florida City Will Produce its Own Power and Run Self-Driving Buses

New Florida City Will Produce its Own Power and Run Self-Driving Buses

Daniel Shoer Roth of the Miami Herald dubbed Babcock Ranch as the city of the future in a recent feature about our solar energy initiatives and self-driving shuttles. The city of the future will not be the cold metal domes or Mars settlements of science fiction movies. It will be a community of 19,500 homes […]

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New Driverless Shuttles to Hit the Roads in Babcock Ranch

New Driverless Shuttles to Hit the Roads in Babcock Ranch

Driverless shuttles were test driven today in America’s only solar city. This comes one week after the first owners moved into their solar home in Babcock Ranch. Passengers in these shuttles say they’re taking everything pretty slowly, but add that this technology might just be the future of mobility. To read the full story, click […]

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Babcock Ranch Testing 1 of 65 Driverless Shuttles Worldwide

Babcock Ranch Testing 1 of 65 Driverless Shuttles Worldwide

Our driverless shuttles have made a splash! We were recently featured in NBC-2 for our automated shuttle, 1 of 65 in the world! There are only 65 automated shuttles in the world, and now Babcock Ranch is home to one of them. The driverless vehicles is the first of its kind in Southwest Florida. The […]

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