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Richard and Robin Kinley are First Residents of 17,500-acre Master-Planned Community of Babcock Ranch

Richard and Robin Kinley are First Residents of 17,500-acre Master-Planned Community of Babcock Ranch

Our first residents, Richard and Robin Kinley, were featured in a story from the Herald Tribune. To the locals near Southwest Florida’s bays and beaches, Babcock Ranch seems “way out there” — 30 minutes southeast of downtown Punta Gorda and 20 northeast of Fort Myers. But young retirees Richard and Robin Kinley say it seems […]

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Is Florida’s Babcock Ranch the City of the Future?

Is Florida’s Babcock Ranch the City of the Future?

The brainchild of former football star and developer Syd Kitson is getting attention as a potential model for forward-thinking cities. 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 surrounded by thousands of acres of green space […]

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An ABC News Feature: Welcome to America’s First Solar-Powered Town

An ABC News Feature: Welcome to America’s First Solar-Powered Town

Our first residents, Richard and Robin Kinley, were the focus of a recent article from ABC News! “Richard and Robin Kinley are among the retirees who move to Florida every year. However, this couple gets to watch the sunset every night over a lake that’s named after them — Lake Kinley. The sustainable Babcock Ranch, […]

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Babcock Ranch Featured on CBS This Morning

Babcock Ranch Featured on CBS This Morning

We’re excited to share that we were featured on CBS This Morning for our sustainability and solar efforts. Take a look at the clip featured on CBS This Morning on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 below.

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Boost Your Exercise Routine! Benefits of Group Fitness Classes

Boost Your Exercise Routine! Benefits of Group Fitness Classes

Let’s be honest: Some days you just don’t feel like exercising. Whether you run, cycle or walk, sometimes you’re just not motivated to get out there. You have all kinds of excuses: It’s hot, it’s raining or I have too much work to do are just some of them. Even professional athletes hit slumps. That’s […]

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Walking to Improve Health

Walking to Improve Health

With more than 50 miles of trails, Babcock Ranch offers plenty of opportunities for walkers. In fact, developer Kitson & Partners developed Babcock Ranch to promote pedestrian instead of vehicular traffic. The town’s streets fanning out from the downtown area called Founders Square are specifically designed to encourage residents to leave their cars parked and […]

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Lee Health Gets Exclusive Babcock Ranch Medical Rights

Lee Health Gets Exclusive Babcock Ranch Medical Rights

Lee Health and Babcock Ranch have sealed a deal to give the public hospital system exclusive rights to perform medical services in the new, ecologically minded community northeast of Fort Myers. The deal, which the hospital system’s elected governing board approved Thursday, provides Lee Health these rights for the first five years and gives the […]

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In Southwest Florida, Taking a Shine to the Nation’s First Solar-Powered Town

In Southwest Florida, Taking a Shine to the Nation’s First Solar-Powered Town

We were thrilled to have Diane Daniel on-site last December to write a piece to be featured in the Washington Post. “Along a dirt road leading into Florida’s past, I stopped to marvel at its future, or at least one vision of it. I was headed to Babcock Ranch Eco-Tours, where visitors pay to tour […]

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First Homeowners Move into Babcock Ranch Community

First Homeowners Move into Babcock Ranch Community

“Babcock Ranch, the nation’s first solar city–years in the making–is celebrating a major milestone.” We are very excited to announce that our first homeowners, Richard and Robin Kinley, moved into their new home on January 4, 2018! Take a look at recent story covered by WINK News about this historic day for Babcock Ranch. Click here […]

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Things to Do in Southwest Florida

Things to Do in Southwest Florida

Southwest Florida’s climate is so temperate you might wonder why people stay cooped up inside. We’ll admit summers can be hot, but cool mornings and evenings are perfect times to get outside. Dawn and dusk offer gentle breezes that remind you that nature is spectacular in Southwest Florida. From baseball spring training to new restaurants […]

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Babcock Ranch Featured on BBC Newsday

Babcock Ranch Featured on BBC Newsday

Babcock Ranch is making international headlines and was most recently featured on BBC Newsday. “A big moment in renewable energy for the United States: at the start of 2018, the town of Babcock Ranch in Southwest Florida will become the first community in America to be fully solar-powered.” Listen to the entire clip about Babcock Ranch below. […]

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Model Home Spotlight: The Lauren by Florida Lifestyle Homes

Model Home Spotlight: The Lauren by Florida Lifestyle Homes

Moving to Florida doesn’t mean you have to downsize. In fact, you may find family guests visiting you more often, especially during the cold winter months up north. When the kids or friends are visiting, you might need a home office that provides some peace when you need it. Flexibility and room to adapt to […]

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A Year Filled with Major Milestones is Just the Beginning For Babcock Ranch

A Year Filled with Major Milestones is Just the Beginning For Babcock Ranch

Every day brings a new opportunity to make history at Babcock Ranch. The environmentally-friendly new town rising just northeast of Fort Myers is wrapping up a year jam-packed with historic ‘firsts’ – and looking ahead to many more exciting milestones in the weeks and months ahead. While construction of the first commercial buildings and homes […]

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Babcock Ranch, the Solar Town, Ramps Up in 2018

Babcock Ranch, the Solar Town, Ramps Up in 2018

Babcock Ranch was recently featured in the Fort Myers News-Press for what’s to come in 2018. “For Babcock Ranch, a solar-powered community in the works for more than a decade, 2017 turned out to be the year it visually became a town thanks to a restaurant, a school and a community gathering space. As 2018 […]

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Babcock Ranch Destin model

Babcock Ranch Destin model

When you move to Babcock Ranch, you may be surprised how many friends and relatives will want to come visit. After all, living in Florida means the fair weather all year long will attract a long list of people who live in cold and dreary northern states, especially in the winter. You might need a […]

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The Perfect Day at Babcock Ranch

The Perfect Day at Babcock Ranch

Your opinion of a perfect day may be different from someone else’s, but at Babcock Ranch there’ll be plenty of opportunities for such days. That’s because the new town has been designed to help you create perfect days, whether you enjoy reading a good book in the shade, watching your children play, sharing a coffee […]

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Calling all entrepreneurs: VenturePitch SWFL to be held at Babcock Ranch

Calling all entrepreneurs: VenturePitch SWFL to be held at Babcock Ranch

Source: Naples Herald December 7, 2017 Entrepreneurs will compete for up to $50,000 of investment funding in a “Shark Tank” style competition held as part of 2018 VenturePitch at Babcock Ranch in April. Contestants have until February 15 to submit their application for the event where four finalists will be able to pitch their business […]

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Electric Slide: Buy Home, Get Car

Electric Slide: Buy Home, Get Car

Our builder, Florida Lifestyle Homes, was recently featured in BuilderOnline.com for their exciting new incentive: buy the Lauren model and get a choice of the Chevy Bolt or Volt.  “When we started looking at the types of incentives we wanted to put together for Babcock Ranch we wanted to focus in on what the town […]

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Florida Lifestyle Homes introduces Sidney design at Babcock Ranch

Florida Lifestyle Homes introduces Sidney design at Babcock Ranch

Florida Lifestyle Homes has introduced the Sidney, a new custom home design nearing completion at Babcock Ranch, a new eco-centric town being developed in Charlotte County, east of Fort Myers off State Road 31. Located on the preserve in the Lake Timber neighborhood, the Sydney is close to the Lake House and Founder’s Square, the […]

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New Town, New Home, New Car

New Town, New Home, New Car

Electric car added to list of incentives for buying a Florida Lifestyle Home at Babcock Ranch. Pre-construction incentives are driving rapid sales for homebuilders at Babcock Ranch.  With time winding down on pricing and special offers – Florida Lifestyle Homes is kicking it up a notch.  The builder’s two-story Lauren model in the environmentally-friendly new […]

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