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The Best Homebuilders in Florida

When developer Kitson & Partners started planning for the town of Babcock Ranch, the firm knew only the best homebuilders in Florida would be privileged to build there. That’s because Babcock Ranch is the nation’s first new town powered by solar energy. With this groundbreaking project, Kitson sought builders that would embrace the concepts of […]

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Top Five Things to Look for on a Nature Hike in Florida

Hiking in Florida is unlike anywhere else in North America. That’s because Florida’s tropical climate creates an environment that’s ideal for the state’s unique flora and fauna. From reptiles to birds and plants, visitors are often amazed by the biodiversity they witness on nature hikes in Florida. Here are the top five things to look […]

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Ten Reasons You Should Relocate to Florida

This isn’t your parents’ Florida. The state has come a long way since retirees began flocking to Florida 50 years ago. Today, you’ll find world-class entertainment, great schools, leading universities, high-tech jobs and top health care facilities. Of course, Florida still has all the great amenities that have been here forever, including sun-soaked beaches, turquoise […]

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Babcock Ranch Model Spotlight: The Sungold by Homes by Towne

Babcock Ranch is the first solar-powered city in the nation, so it’s appropriate that one of the new model homes there is called Sungold. The Sungold is built by Homes by Towne and prospective buyers will immediately like its spaciousness. It’s the ideal single-family home, offering 2,545 square feet of living space. When you visit […]

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Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Sustainable

You’ve read about sustainable communities such as Babcock Ranch, but how do you make your own home more sustainable? One definition of sustainability holds that residents can meet their current needs without compromising the next generation’s ability to satisfy their own needs at the expense of the environment. When it comes to your home, there […]

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Southwest Florida Real Estate

Real Estate Tips: Choosing the Right Floorplan for your New Home

Sometimes it’s hard to visualize a floor plan from a drawing. That’s why you should consider visiting Babcock Ranch to tour the model homes there. Are you looking for lots of storage space? Do you enjoy entertaining? Is a one-car garage big enough? Fortunately, Babcock Ranch displays model homes from builders at many different prices […]

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Benefits of Solar Power

The Benefits of Solar Power

There’s a reason Florida is called the Sunshine State. So, it’s no surprise that Florida Power & Light has embarked on an ambitious plan to build a network of solar plants across the state. In Southwest Florida, it has collaborated with developer Kitson & Partners to build the Babcock Ranch Energy Center. The Babcock Ranch […]

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florida living

Three Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering a Move to Florida

Are you considering a move to Florida? If so, you’re in good company. More than 1,000 people move to Florida every day, according to many recent estimates. The Sunshine State lives up to its name with gorgeous weather year-round, low taxes, boating, golfing, and a wide array of amenities to suit every lifestyle. Within the […]

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fiber internet

The Top Five Things to Know About Fiber Internet

From solar energy to transportation, Babcock Ranch is at the vanguard of cutting-edge technology. Earlier this year, we announced we were taking another bold technology step for the solar-powered community in Southwest Florida by unveiling a partnership with CenturyLink to deliver one of the fastest residential internet speeds in the U.S. CenturyLink’s data network will […]

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community gardening

The Easiest Plants to Grow in a Neighborhood Garden

Dust off your gardening tools when you move to Babcock Ranch. That’s because our town’s developer, Kitson & Partners, has made neighborhood gardens an essential part of each community. If you’re new to the idea of neighborhood gardening, the concept is a collaborative greenspace in which the participants share in both the maintenance of the […]

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lennar homes

Lennar: Babcock Ranch’s Newest Builder Offering Homes in the $200s

Lennar, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, recently announced plans to build residences at Babcock Ranch. The news is significant because Lennar brings its financial strength and national reputation to the new town. The homebuilder plans twin villas that start at $180,000 and single-family homes that start at $220,000. Founded as a small homebuilder in […]

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moving to swfl

Considering Moving to Florida? Things to Know About Moving to Florida’s Gulf Coast

If you’re considering moving to Florida, you’ll find a warm welcome on the Gulf Coast. Thanks to the reach of Interstate 75, Southwest Florida has traditionally been a destination for Midwesterners who travel down that road seeking warm weather in winter. That influence means people are more relaxed and friendly than other parts of the […]

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kayak enthusiasts

Kayak Enthusiast? The Best Places to Kayak in Florida

Lakes, rivers, estuaries and bays in Florida provide kayakers with hundreds of miles of scenic paddling. The best places to kayak offer up-close encounters with birds, fish and other wildlife that populate the waterways of Florida. In fact, you may not see another person while you’re gently paddling through mangrove forests, oak hammocks and tall […]

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babcock ranch history

An Overview of the History of Babcock Ranch

When you move to Babcock Ranch, imagine what life was like as a ranch hand there. That’s because Babcock Ranch was once Crescent B Ranch. There was cattle ranching, tree farming, rock mining, vegetable growing, alligator farming and even experimental ostrich breeding. Imagine cowmen rounding up free-range cattle over a territory that covered 91,000 acres. […]

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solar

How Solar Works at Babcock Ranch

To understand how solar works at Babcock Ranch, first consider the solar field’s massive scale: 440 acres. How big is that? Imagine 333 football fields of solar panels soaking up the sun’s energy. In a partnership with Florida Power & Light, Babcock Ranch developer Kitson & Partners provides a massive 74.5 megawatts of energy. The […]

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Retiring to Florida? Consider Babcock Ranch

Retiring to Florida? Consider Babcock Ranch

Now you’ll see Babcock Ranch among the top three master-planned communities in Florida because it’s at the vanguard of the new retirement. Fact is, the Baby Boom generation won’t settle for their parents’ rocking-chair or golf-for-life retirement. Today’s retirees today don’t want to be segregated by age or live in isolation behind gates. They want […]

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Babcock Ranch: The Most Environmentally Sensitive Development

Babcock Ranch: The Most Environmentally Sensitive Development

Curry Lake is a prime example why Babcock Ranch has been hailed as the most environmentally sensitive development in Florida. The lake on the Babcock Ranch property provides a model for the surface-water management strategies that will be incorporated throughout the town as it grows. Rather than create manmade solutions for storm water, Babcock Ranch […]

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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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