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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Babcock Ranch Home Sales Booming

“Make the Move” sales event nets multiple contracts The launch of two new neighborhoods with home prices starting in the $190s is spurring rapid growth for Babcock Ranch. The innovative new solar-powered town opened pre-construction sales of homes by Lennar and Pulte with an invitation-only event on Saturday, November 4th. The day was a big […]

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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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Real Estate Tips: Choosing the Right Floorplan for your New Home

Sometimes it’s hard to visualize a floor plan from a drawing. That’s why you should consider visiting Babcock Ranch to tour the model homes there. Are you looking for lots of storage space? Do you enjoy entertaining? Is a one-car garage big enough? Fortunately, Babcock Ranch displays model homes from builders at many different prices […]

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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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Lennar: Babcock Ranch’s Newest Builder Offering Homes in the $190s

Lennar, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, recently announced plans to build residences at Babcock Ranch. The news is significant because Lennar brings its financial strength and national reputation to the new town. The homebuilder plans twin villas that start at $180,000 and single-family homes that start at $220,000. Founded as a small homebuilder in […]

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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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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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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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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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Homes by Towne offering farmhouse style homes at Babcock Ranch

By Andrea Stetson, Special to The News-Press Model homes throughout Southwest Florida tend to look alike. There is the contemporary, light, modern look with light colors broken up by splashes of aqua, lemon yellow or vibrant orange. But one model at Babcock Ranch looks different from all the rest. That is because it is designed […]

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