Blog

Welcome to the official blog for Babcock Ranch! Here, you’ll find stories about Babcock, solar power, nature, innovation, or anything we think would be cool to share! Something you’d like to see? Let us know!

  • 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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  • Babcock Ranch Partners with CenturyLink for State-of-the-Art Communications Network

    FORT MYERS, Fla. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Kitson & Partners today announced they will provide one of the fastest residential internet speeds available in the U.S. to residents of the new, solar-powered town of Babcock Ranch, now under construction in southwest Florida.  CenturyLink will be the exclusive broadband provider in Babcock Ranch, delivering […]

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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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  • Stock Development Completes First Babcock Ranch Model Home

    We’re excited to announce that Stock Development has completed the first furnished model residence at Babcock Ranch! Located in Lake Timber, the new town’s first neighborhood, the completed Sebring residence is the first of five lakefront model homes that Stock is presenting at Babcock Ranch. Three additional Stock models are on schedule to open in […]

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  • Founder’s Festival: Come Enjoy Our Progress!

    Join us to celebrate America’s first solar-powered town! The Town Makers at Babcock Ranch are excited to invite you to the Founder’s Festival. We’ve been hard work on our downtown area (also known as Founder’s Square) and our builders are almost done with their first model homes. Soon, we’ll be ready to share it with […]

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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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  • 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 […]

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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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  • Table & Tap at Babcock Ranch

    Table & Tap Head Chef Announced!

    We are excited to announce that David K. Rashty has been selected to serve as Executive Chef at the Table & Tap lakefront restaurant projected to open next month! Rashty is a recipient of a Grand Diploma of Culinary Arts from the International Culinary Center in New York City and Rashty has more than 10 […]

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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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  • Interested in Working at Babcock Ranch? Career Expo January 31

    When: January 31 from 9am – 4pm Where: CareerSource SWFL (4150 Ford Street, Fort Myers, FL, 33916) Map: click here Join us and become a part of history in the making! We offer a fun workplace with opportunities for future growth and career advancement. We are recruiting for the following Hospitality and Retail positions for […]

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  • Babcock Ranch's First Home Sale

    Welcome to the Neighborhood! Meet our First Babcock Ranch Residents

    We are so excited to welcome our very first homeowners at Babcock Ranch! Richard and Robin Kinley of Acworth, Georgia signed Babcock Ranch’s first sales contract with builder, Homes by Towne on January 19. The Draw of a Town that Runs on Solar The Kinley’s interest in Babcock Ranch dates all the way back to […]

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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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    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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  • Babcock Ranch: A Birding Paradise

    When you move to Babcock Ranch, get your binoculars and long camera lenses ready to meet many of your nesting neighbors. Surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness, Babcock Ranch is home to a stunning variety of resident and migratory birds. Don’t be surprised to see spotted peregrine falcons, bald eagles, wood storks, wild turkeys, […]

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  • The Unique Combination of Town and Country

    City people and country people – each group has their own reasons why they love where they live. Whether you’re living in the middle of Downtown Fort Myers where shops, restaurants, and other things to do in a brief walk or in rural Buckingham where the closest gas station is at least a 10-minute drive, […]

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  • Table & Tap: Opening February 2017

    Table & Tap is Babcock Ranch’s first official restaurant and is expected to be open in time for many Valentine’s Day dates! Recently, we were featured in a story for the News-Press that we’d love to share. “We want it to be like hanging out in your family room,” said Severance, waving a hand at […]

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  • Couldn’t Make It To a Babcock Neighborhood School Town Hall Meeting? View a Recorded Session Here!

    Babcock Neighborhood School is underway and will be accepting students for the 2017-2018 school year! Over the last couple months, we’ve hosted parents, students, and educators at our offices and the Bayshore Fire Station to provide more information on BNS, answer questions from students and their parents, and listen to feedback from our attendees. We […]

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