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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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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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