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Are Babcock Ranch Homes Hurricane Safe?

When you move to Florida, you’ll learn hurricanes are a part of life. Old timers will tell you of living through past storms in the kinds of homes that would never be built today. Back then, the building codes were nothing like they are today. This all changed after Hurricane Andrew hit Miami in 1992. […]

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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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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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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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Addressing Water Management at Babcock Ranch

We have heard the concerns of some Babcock Ranch neighbors regarding recent flooding along State Road 31 and other local areas. In some instances, questions have been raised about whether the development work taking place at Babcock Ranch has contributed to these conditions. The most straightforward, honest answer is “No.” We want to share information […]

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Kayak Enthusiast? The Best Places to Kayak in Florida

Lakes, rivers, estuaries and bays in Florida provide kayakers with hundreds of miles of scenic paddling. The best places to kayak offer up-close encounters with birds, fish and other wildlife that populate the waterways of Florida. In fact, you may not see another person while you’re gently paddling through mangrove forests, oak hammocks and tall […]

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Babcock Ranch: The Most Environmentally Sensitive Development

Babcock Ranch: The Most Environmentally Sensitive Development

Curry Lake is a prime example why Babcock Ranch has been hailed as the most environmentally sensitive development in Florida. The lake on the Babcock Ranch property provides a model for the surface-water management strategies that will be incorporated throughout the town as it grows. Rather than create manmade solutions for storm water, Babcock Ranch […]

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Hiking Tips from the Pros

At Babcock Ranch, hiking enthusiasts will have 50 miles of trails to explore, a distance roughly equal to the drive from Fort Myers to Naples. The idea is in keeping with master developer Kitson & Partners’ vision that residents should have access to nature from any Babcock Ranch neighborhood via an interconnected system of trails. […]

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Babcock Ranch: A Birding Paradise

When you move to Babcock Ranch, get your binoculars and long camera lenses ready to meet many of your nesting neighbors. Surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness, Babcock Ranch is home to a stunning variety of resident and migratory birds. Don’t be surprised to see spotted peregrine falcons, bald eagles, wood storks, wild turkeys, […]

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SustainRWorld Day: Advocating for a Better Tomorrow

From environmental issues to social issues and everything in between, it’s more important than ever that we band together to help create a better, more sustainable world. Our own Syd Kitson, CEO/Chairman of Kitson & Partners and visionary behind Babcock Ranch, is a part of a fantastic campaign. SustainRWorld Day is a movement to bring […]

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