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Why Babcock Ranch is the Best Place to Retire in Florida

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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Rich Visitor Experience at Babcock Ranch

Rich Visitor Experience at Babcock Ranch

Even though it is literally just beginning to come out of the ground, a visit to Babcock Ranch, is seemingly equal parts a trip into a bygone era and a trip into the future.  As visitors turn east off 31 and approach the new town’s signature entry bridge, they are treated to views of a […]

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LOWER PRICED MODELS COMING TO BABCOCK RANCH

LOWER PRICED MODELS COMING TO BABCOCK RANCH

Lennar on Board to Create Next New Neighborhood at Babcock Ranch Lennar is joining the roster of builders at Babcock Ranch, the nation’s first solar-powered town. Kitson & Partners announced an agreement for a mix of twin-villas and single-family homes at price points within reach for a broader range of homebuyers. “The neighborhood located southeast of […]

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What You Need to Know About Relocating to Florida

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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Founders Square: The Home of Downtown Babcock Ranch

Founders Square: The Home of Downtown Babcock Ranch

Construction is well underway at Babcock Ranch. Our model homes are set for completion in late February/early March and Downtown Babcock Ranch (officially named Founder’s Square) will be open to the public soon! The band shell that will host concerts for those gathered on an inviting green has been completed. On the opposite side of […]

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What to Look for in a City When Retiring to Florida

What to Look for in a City When Retiring to Florida

Millions of aging Americans are redefining what the golden years mean for them. From work to health, education and transportation, the ideas of successful aging today have changed significantly from previous generations. Even the concept of retirement has been upended as older people seek fulfillment from work, education, and an active lifestyle later in life. […]

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Interested in Working at Babcock Ranch? Career Expo January 31

Interested in Working at Babcock Ranch? Career Expo January 31

When: January 31 from 9am – 4pm Where: CareerSource SWFL (4150 Ford Street, Fort Myers, FL, 33916) Map: click here Join us and become a part of history in the making! We offer a fun workplace with opportunities for future growth and career advancement. We are recruiting for the following Hospitality and Retail positions for […]

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Welcome to the Neighborhood! Meet our First Babcock Ranch Residents

Welcome to the Neighborhood! Meet our First Babcock Ranch Residents

We are so excited to welcome our very first homeowners at Babcock Ranch! Richard and Robin Kinley of Acworth, Georgia signed Babcock Ranch’s first sales contract with builder, Homes by Towne on January 19. The Draw of a Town that Runs on Solar The Kinley’s interest in Babcock Ranch dates all the way back to […]

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Babcock Ranch: Making Sustainable Living Easy

Babcock Ranch: Making Sustainable Living Easy

People are quick to tout a community’s sustainability, but what does that term really mean? First, a definition of sustainable living, courtesy of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences: It’s based on the idea that our economy, culture and quality of life are closely tied to the environment. Sustainable-living practices enable […]

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Babcock Ranch Interactive Info Map

Babcock Ranch Interactive Info Map

Are you interested in learning more about Babcock Ranch and its uses for the land? Hover over the points in the below to explore more about sustainability, activities, and amenities of the naturally preserved land of Babcock Ranch.  

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Castle Harbour Homes: The Newest Builder at Babcock Ranch

Castle Harbour Homes: The Newest Builder at Babcock Ranch

BABCOCK RANCH, Florida — Master developer Kitson & Partners announced that Fort Myers-based Castle Harbour Homes has joined the participating builders in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch. The home-builder is expected to begin construction of its first furnished model by the end of December. Castle Harbour Homes was founded in 2009 by John Dennis Miehle.  A […]

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Announcing the Babcock Ranch Real Estate Resource Page for Real Estate Professionals

Announcing the Babcock Ranch Real Estate Resource Page for Real Estate Professionals

Babcock Ranch is a town 10 years in the making. From the very beginning, we knew that preservation and growth could work hand-in-hand. We knew that solar was the energy source of the future and that we needed a town that allowed – and encouraged – residents to live a more sustainable lifestyle. We started […]

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The Information Center For Babcock Ranch: Announcing Woodlea Hall

The Information Center For Babcock Ranch: Announcing Woodlea Hall

We are very excited to announce the construction of Woodlea Hall, our first civic building and home to our future town’s information center and Kitson & Partners’ development offices. Woodlea Hall is scheduled to be completed by February 1, 2017. Woodlea Hall Design The foundation and in-ground utilities at the 9,191 square feet two-story building […]

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Construction Continues On Schedule at Babcock Ranch

Construction Continues On Schedule at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch, FL – Master developer Kitson & Partners announced that construction of Phase I of the Downtown District and the first furnished model residences continues to progress as scheduled at Babcock Ranch, a new 18,000-acre eco-centric, solar powered town being developed by Kitson just 20 minutes east of Fort Myers, Florida off Florida State […]

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Home Construction Underway at Babcock Ranch

Home Construction Underway at Babcock Ranch

Builders flag lots, unveil innovations for first model homes Babcock Ranch, Florida – Residential construction is underway at Babcock Ranch, and the innovative new solar-powered town remains on track to begin welcoming its first residents early next year. Representatives of Florida Lifestyle Homes, Fox Premier Builders, Homes by Towne, and Stock Development joined developer Kitson […]

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Coming Soon: Babcock’s First Neighborhood!

Coming Soon: Babcock’s First Neighborhood!

As we reach halfway through 2016, we’re excited to report that Lake Timber, Babcock Ranch’s first official neighborhood, is well underway! With streets paved and lots cleared for home builders, we’re well on track to have Lake Timber model homes ready by early next year. The rendering below shows what Lake Timber at Babcock Ranch […]

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First Buildings Underway at Babcock Ranch: “Founders Square at the Heart of a New Hometown”

First Buildings Underway at Babcock Ranch: “Founders Square at the Heart of a New Hometown”

Babcock Ranch, Florida – At an informal groundbreaking ceremony today, Kitson & Partners announced an important milestone in the history of the town of Babcock Ranch: construction of the initial downtown district is officially underway.  The buildings surrounding Founders Square will serve as the social and commercial hub for the first residents of Babcock Ranch, […]

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Progress, Updates, and Exciting News at Babcock

Progress, Updates, and Exciting News at Babcock

On April 22, we held the Grand Reveal of Babcock Ranch. Our plans for Babcock Ranch are 10 years in the making and we couldn’t be more excited to have shared those details with everyone this Earth Day. As progress has continued at Babcock Ranch, we want to take this time to share some more […]

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Watch the Babcock Ranch Grand Reveal

Watch the Babcock Ranch Grand Reveal

As many know, we held our Grand Reveal on April 22, 2016. To some, Earth Day is a regular day. For those of us at Babcock Ranch, Earth Day was and will always be about the announcement of our new town. Babcock Ranch is a town powered by people and their creative, innovative ideas. We’re […]

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Best Places to Retire in Florida

Best Places to Retire in Florida

The new generation of Baby Boomers are now looking to move to the best cities that promote “successful ageing.” Baby Boomers are searching for the best places to retire in Florida and are looking for the most livable cities. Livable cities are described as cities that meet the needs of the retired; walkable and bikeable […]

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