ads pixel
16 Aug, 2017

Charlotte County community dubbed ‘City of the Future’

You’ll find solar trees throughout the heart of Babcock Ranch, and electric vehicle charging stations in every home.

It’s out-of-the box ideas like these that are helping Babcock Ranch exceed the “city of the future’s” sustainable expectations.

“We’ve accelerated past what even the original vision was,” said Babcock Ranch President Rick Severance. “I don’t think we’ve had to pull back on any of our expectations. If anything, the group has continued to challenge each other as to what is possible.”

A massive solar field will eventually power nearly 20,000 homes.

Additionally, there will be a self-driving shuttle service to transport families within the community.

“It’s like complacency is just not in anybody’s vocabulary here,” said Wes Thompson, director of development for one of Babcock Ranch’s developers.

“What you see makes a big difference in how the house lives from the front porch all the way to the rear lanai and backyard like you see here,” said Thompson.

He said homeowners could expect to save $600-$700 per year in energy costs, a big payoff for their investment in eco-technology to further Babcock Ranch’s sustainable promises.

“Being forward thinking and what a better place to do that in kind of the city that is the city of the future, that sees anything is possible,” said Severance.

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/35944203/charlotte-county-community-dubbed-city-of-the-future

Latest Article Latest Articles

14 May, 2021 / BY Babcock Ranch

Health Benefits of Living in a Walkable Town

Getting out to exercise should be fun, not a chore. That’s why we are focused on providing a walkable town that encourages you to stay active. The walkability that’s built into Babcock Ranch is sure…

Read More
30 Apr, 2021 / BY Babcock Ranch

Three Reasons Babcock Ranch Is One of The Best Places to Raise a Family

Babcock Ranch offers more for a growing family than the average town. What sets us apart as one of the best places to raise a family is our commitment to your family's future, access to…

Read More
14 Apr, 2021 / BY Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch Featured on PBS News Hour

          

Read More
1 Apr, 2021 / BY Babcock Ranch

Edison Awards to Host Solar-Powered Earth Day Event

The full day of educational activities will take place at Babcock Ranch and will be powered by Florida Power & Light Company.   FORT MYERS, Fla., March 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edison Awards is pleased to announce…

Read More
10 Mar, 2021 / BY Babcock Ranch

A quick glimpse of the fun that awaits at the Babcock Ranch Art Show 2021!

This video from November's event highlights the talented artists and food trucks you'll find in Founder's Square this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Advance purchase tickets required at BabcockRanchArtShow.com. 

Read More
Load More Articles