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America’s First Solar Community Coming To Life In Florida

Fox News reporter, Phil Keating reports on the progress of the development that hopes to become America’s first self-sustaining city, Babcock Ranch. It’s now the country’s first, fully solar city. A dream starting to come true for new residents, like Josh and Jasmin Day. To watch the full segment click here.

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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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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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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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Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Sustainable

You’ve read about sustainable communities such as Babcock Ranch, but how do you make your own home more sustainable? One definition of sustainability holds that residents can meet their current needs without compromising the next generation’s ability to satisfy their own needs at the expense of the environment. When it comes to your home, there […]

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Three Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering a Move to Florida

Are you considering a move to Florida? If so, you’re in good company. More than 1,000 people move to Florida every day, according to many recent estimates. The Sunshine State lives up to its name with gorgeous weather year-round, low taxes, boating, golfing, and a wide array of amenities to suit every lifestyle. Within the […]

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Post Hurricane Irma Update

Hurricane Irma put our preparedness planning to a full-scale test before the first resident moves in and we are pleased to report our new town was up to the challenge. After allowing a week for employees to focus on their own homes and families, all Babcock Ranch offices and model homes re-opened Monday, September 18. […]

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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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Castle Harbour Homes starts its first model in Babcock Ranch

Fort Myers-based Castle Harbour Homes has begun construction of its first furnished model homes in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch. The award-winning homebuilder will begin construction of a second model in July. Both models are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018 and will feature interior designs by Lori Manning Designs. Plans […]

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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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Lake Timber Lake House nearing completion at Babcock Ranch

Kitson & Partners announced that construction of the Lake House neighborhood center within the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch will be complete by the end of this month. Babcock Ranch is a new 18,000-acre eco-centric, solar powered town being developed by Kitson east of Fort Myers, off State Road 31 in Charlotte County, north […]

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Discovery Center a must-see first stop for visitors to Babcock Ranch

For visitors to Babcock Ranch, a tour of the Discovery Center in Woodlea Hall at Founder’s Square in the town’s Downtown District is a must-see first stop. The Discovery Center is the focal point for obtaining information about Babcock Ranch, an 18,000-acre solar powered town being developed by Kitson & Partners 20 minutes east of Fort […]

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Stock Development’s Bartow model now open at Babcock Ranch

BABCOCK RANCH — Kitson & Partners announced that Stock Development has completed construction of its furnished Bartow model at Babcock Ranch, a new 18,000-acre eco-centric, solar powered town being developed by Kitson, east of Fort Myers off State Road 31 in Charlotte County, north of the Lee Civic Center. Located in Lake Timber, the town’s first neighborhood, the […]

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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 builder Overview

Babcock Ranch: A Builder Overview

When developer Kitson & Partners began planning for the new town of Babcock Ranch, it sought builders who would adhere to the concepts of green building and sustainability. That’s because Babcock Ranch is on the leading edge of energy conservation as the nation’s first solar-powered community. For example, the homes’ porches and raised foundations provide […]

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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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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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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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