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What is a Sustainable City?

What is a Sustainable City?

Most people may not know the definition of a sustainable town, but they might recognize one when they see it. Perhaps they notice the tidy streets, residents walking their dogs and chatting with neighbors in the evening or the birds chirping in the parks while children play on the swings. Or maybe they see it […]

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What is STEAM Education?

What is STEAM Education?

Classes at the Babcock Neighborhood School start in August 2017 and the students will be the first to benefit from a new education program designed to help them compete in the 21st Century. The eco-focused Babcock Ranch development provides the ideal foundation for a student-centered education built on active learning, collaboration, and community. Indeed, these […]

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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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Resources for Community Gardening

Resources for Community Gardening

A working ranch for more than 100 years, Babcock Ranch’s tradition is rooted in the fertile soil of Southwest Florida. Town maker Kitson & Partners is dedicated to maintaining that tradition in the development of the new town of Babcock Ranch. Among the benefits of living at Babcock Ranch: access to your community garden. For […]

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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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Syd Kitson Named as Opening Ceremony Keynote Speaker for GreenTrends 2016

Syd Kitson Named as Opening Ceremony Keynote Speaker for GreenTrends 2016

We’re very proud to announce that our very own Syd Kitson will be the keynote speaker for Green Trends 2016, a conference held by the Florida Green Building Coalition. The annual GreenTrends Conference provides a unique opportunity for those in the industry to learn more about Florida’s green building industry and how to build sustainably. […]

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SustainRWorld Day: Advocating for a Better Tomorrow

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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The Importance of Walkability

The Importance of Walkability

If you follow us on Facebook, you may have noticed a post we shared from FastCoExist.com. It was all about the walkable streets and the importance walking has on our lives. From our physical and mental health to increasing land and property values, using walking as your main form of transportation has some major benefits.  […]

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Creating a Sustainable Tomorrow at Babcock Ranch

Creating a Sustainable Tomorrow at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch is powered by 3 things: solar, nature, and innovation. We’re powered by solar through our Florida Power and Light (FPL) Babcock Ranch Energy Center. We’re powered by nature in that we want our future residents to be able to connect with the environment and live in the most sustainable way possible. We’re powered […]

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Babcock Ranch: A Solar City Making Great Progress

Babcock Ranch: A Solar City Making Great Progress

We’re very excited to share the progress that has been made on the FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center! Located in Charlotte County over 400+ acres, the Solar Energy Center will provide energy to the future thousands of homes in the town of Babcock Ranch. “We are honored and pleased that Florida Power and Light […]

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Building A Sustainable Town in Florida

Building A Sustainable Town in Florida

Many cities and surrounding communities are planned, built, and modified without any awareness to the level of destruction they are causing the environment. Ten years ago, Syd Kitson, a Florida developer had a vision to develop a 17,000-acre sustainable city in Southwest Florida, known as Babcock Ranch. Babcock Ranch is a sustainable city that turned […]

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Earth Day 2016 With Babcock Ranch

Earth Day 2016 With Babcock Ranch

Celebrating Earth Day 2016 With Babcock Ranch  Earth Day at Babcock Ranch Florida will be very significant. April 22nd, 2016 marks the day to inspire awareness and appreciation for the earth’s environment. Millions of people around the globe will take action to protect our environment, lending a hand to combat climate change, pollution, and much […]

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