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Choosing a Real Estate Agent to Find a New Home in Florida

Real estate is the business of Florida. Ever since the first settlers arrived in the Sunshine State, millions of people have longed for their piece of paradise. For most people, a real estate agent helped them find a new dream home in Florida. Because of that, Florida closely regulates the real estate industry. In addition, […]

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Setting a standard for sustainable growth

Babcock Ranch setting a new standard for smart, sustainable growth

Solar-powered town garnering national, international attention Florida Weekly November 29, 2017 People across the nation are talking a lot about the need for responsible growth, sustainability and “smart cities.” But to find someone who is doing something about it – you have to travel to Southwest Florida. Babcock Ranch has been attracting national and international […]

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Attention Real Estate Agents: Tips for Selling Homes in Babcock Ranch

By now, every agent in Southwest Florida has heard of Babcock Ranch. One day, more than 50,000 people will call Babcock Ranch home because there’s room for 19,500 homes in the new community that straddles Lee and Charlotte counties. That’s millions of dollars in real estate sales commissions in a single community. Whether you’re a […]

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Driverless future

Florida is leading the way to a driverless future

By Joe Rinzel, special to the Tampa Bay Times Published: November 16, 2017 There is a new city being developed in southeast Florida near Babcock Ranch where some 50,000 residents will have access to one of the first driverless taxi networks in the country. This is yet another example of how Florida is now an […]

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Babcock Ranch Featured on The Weather Channel

Syd Kitson, Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners, spoke to The Weather Channel about the effects of Hurricane Irma at Babcock Ranch. Listen to Syd as he talks about the history of Babcock Ranch, our solar fields, and the minimal impacts we felt from Hurricane Irma in September 2017. “The eye of the storm […]

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Top Three Reasons to Move to Florida

You’ve probably wondered what it’s like to move to Florida when you visited. What would it be like to live where the sun always shines, it never snows, taxes are low, and everyone enjoys being outdoors near the water? That may explain why Florida became the third most-populous state in 2014, surpassing New York. We […]

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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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Babcock Ranch & Washington Post

We’re pleased to announce that our very own Syd Kitson, CEO of Kitson & Partners, the Developer for Babcock Ranch has been selected to speak and participate in an upcoming digital exposé through The Washington Post. The Washington Post features live videos and interviews by way of their “Washington Post Live” platform. In these intimate, […]

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Miami is Home to Terrible Drivers. Here’s a Fix to Road Rage and No-Signal Turns.

The driverless-car revolution is coming to Manhattan streets in early 2018. Trials are running in Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Boston and San Francisco. But the ride of the future is not yet on the calendar for Miami, a city that needs autonomous vehicles more than any other to render its notoriously bad drivers obsolete. Hang in there, […]

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Partnership with Lee Health

We’re excited to announce that we are working on a deal with Lee Health that would bring their services and facilities directly to Babcock Ranch. “Under the terms of the arrangement, Lee Health would begin opening a Lee Physician Group family practice clinic, a physical rehabilitation facility and a wellness center in March in the […]

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Lee Health inking deal to become Babcock Ranch’s sole medical provider next year

Lee Health is negotiating a deal with Babcock Ranch that could make the public hospital system the sole medical provider in the burgeoning Southwest Florida development by next summer. Under the terms of the arrangement, Lee Health would begin opening a Lee Physician Group family practice clinic, a physical rehabilitation facility and a wellness center in […]

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Babcock Neighborhood School Practices Innovative Learning

Babcock Neighborhood School Featured for Innovative Learning Practices

Our first school, Babcock Neighborhood School, was featured in the News-Press for our innovative, hands-on approach to learning. “Hands-on learning. One-on-one attention from teachers. The “best” lunches ever. And being able to attend a solar-powered school on a campus that sits smack-dab in the heart of an up-and-coming city. There’s a lot to love about […]

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Babcock Ranch Home Sales Booming

“Make the Move” sales event nets multiple contracts The launch of two new neighborhoods with home prices starting in the $190s is spurring rapid growth for Babcock Ranch. The innovative new solar-powered town opened pre-construction sales of homes by Lennar and Pulte with an invitation-only event on Saturday, November 4th. The day was a big […]

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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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Massive Community Posts Big Sales Day

More than 1,000 people attended a showcase event over the weekend for Babcock Ranch, the master-planned community and solar-powered town that straddles the border of Charlotte and Lee counties. Dubbed “Make the Move,” Babcock Ranch officials say the launch of two new neighborhoods, from Lennar and Pulte, with prices starting in the $190s, has spurred […]

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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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Weather warnings: Lightning protection in Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch, the community under construction on a parcel that straddles the Lee County-Charlotte County line, aims to be both the nation’s first solar-powered city and the first to have its own lightning-protection system. The system, made by Sunrise-based Thor Guard, will sound an alarm when it detects lightning within 10 miles of the 17,000-acre development […]

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Lee County students drawn to Babcock charter for innovative, hands-on learning

Hands-on learning. One-on-one attention from teachers. The “best” lunches ever. And being able to attend a solar-powered school on a campus that sits smack-dab in the heart of an up-and-coming city. There’s a lot to love about being a student at the newly-opened Babcock Neighborhood School, and nothing proves that more than the charter school’s […]

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The Boomtown That Shouldn’t Exist

The ads promised paradise, “Legendary Lazy Living” in a “Waterfront Wonderland.” The brochures sold the Florida dream, “an enchanted City-in-the-Making (average temperature: 71.2 degrees)” without winter, worries or state income taxes. Cape Coral was America’s land of tomorrow, just $20 down and $20 a month for a quarter-acre slice of heaven: “Breathtaking, isn’t it? How […]

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