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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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Self-Driving Cars Will Transform the World as We Know It—Including Where We Live

Babcock Ranch was recently featured in a story on Realtor.com about the future of real estate as autonomous vehicles make their way into the mainstream.  Clare Trapasso,  the senior news editor of realtor.com and an adjunct journalism professor, writes: Suburbanites who don’t live in a city can still get in on the autonomous, ride-sharing action. […]

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Babcock Ranch Neighborhood School Takes Home 1st Place Prize for Solar Energy Cook-Off

We’re very proud of our students at the Babcock Neighborhood School! Our students took home the 1st place prize for the 6th Annual Solar Energy Cookoff. “The Annual Solar Energy Cook-Off Challenge brings students from grades K-12 together, working as teams to design, build and cook their original dish in their solar “cookers” demonstrating the […]

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Babcock Ranch Lights Up the Holidays

Here at Babcock Ranch, we recently held our first annual Holiday Event. Choirs, Santa, Clydesdales, a bake sale, and more awaited community members and future residents of Babcock Ranch. “In a scene reminiscent of classic greeting cards by Currier & Ives, Santa Claus rode into Founder’s Square last weekend to ring in the very first […]

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Living Smart: Technology at Babcock Ranch

We’re building a sustainable city. To us, sustainability and technology go hand-in-hand. Using state-of-the-art technology and creating a living laboratory for new ideas, we want to turn Babcock Ranch into a sustainable city that many generations to come will call home. Technology at Babcock Ranch will include (but is certainly not limited to): Fiber internet […]

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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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