24 Sep, 2019

Meritage Home’s Osprey Model Now Open at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch, Southwest Florida’s unique eco-centric, solar-powered town just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, has announced the single-family Osprey model by Meritage Homes is now open for tours.

Located in the Lake Babcock Single Family neighborhood, the four-bedroom, three-bath Osprey offers 2,185 square feet of living space and a covered lanai to enjoy nature preserve views.

The Osprey’s airy design is enhanced by 9’4” ceilings and a neutral palette with blue and marigold accents. With interiors from Intermark Design Group, the Osprey’s casual, clean lines are continued throughout the home, while wood tones providing relaxed yet refined warmth. Brushed nickel lighting fixtures and rich, plank wood floors unify the blended dining and living space. In the kitchen, a backsplash of grey glass tile complements quartz countertops and sleek shaker-style cabinets. A spacious en suite fourth bedroom easily accommodates guests or serves as the ideal home office.

The model showcases Meritage Home’s signature “M.Connected” home automation suite, including a video doorbell, smart lock door, lighting controls, an advanced thermostat, a smart garage door, and weather-sensing irrigation. Spray foam insulation creates an air barrier that reduces the loss of conditioned air, while a fresh air management system keeps filtered air circulating throughout the home.

With a two-car garage and ample storage space, the Osprey starts at $274,990.

Babcock Ranch was created by Kitson & Partners with respect for the natural environment and the philosophy that smart growth and sustainability work hand in hand. Half of the town’s 18,000-acre footprint is set aside as greenways, parks and expansive lakes, providing recreation and scenic backdrops for Babcock Ranch’s homes and the Founder’s Square downtown district. Babcock Ranch was recently ranked Southwest Florida’s top master-planned community based on Metrostudy data on single-family home annual starts in Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties through June 2019.

Emphasizing a front-porch lifestyle to nurture a sense of community, Babcock Ranch promotes healthy living through a walkable community plan with 50 miles of planned biking and hiking trails, the 4.5-acre Jack Peeples Park with tennis, pickleball and basketball courts, interconnected lakes for paddling enthusiasts, a robust calendar of exercise classes, and the Healthy Life Center managed by Lee Health at Founder’s Square, with health club facilities, nutrition counseling, therapeutic services, and medical offices.

Table & Tap restaurant, Slater’s Goods & Provisions, Square Scoops Coffee & Creamery, Curry Creek Outfitters, and Babcock Neighborhood School welcomed the greater community to Founder’s Square even before the arrival of the town’s first residents. Founder’s Square is also home to Bloom Academy, offering infant care through VPK, and The Hatchery and Hive co-working classroom and meeting spaces.

A sprawling downtown park offers a lakefront bandshell, boardwalk, covered pavilions, and charging stations for electronics, including cars. An autonomous shuttle – part of the town’s mobility plan – provides transportation between homes and Founder’s Square. And with plans to expand into On Demand services, goods delivery, and hourly/daily car rentals, Babcock Ranch will continue offering compelling mobility solutions that reduce the need for car ownership in the new town.

Babcock Ranch has nine homebuilders offering more than 50 home designs for nearly every lifestyle, from condominiums to villas to single-family estates ranging from 1,107 to more than 4,000 square feet.

Homes appeal to young millennials, families, empty nesters and retirees alike, with prices ranging from $189,999 to more than $1 million. Homes are built to Florida Green Building Coalition standards, emphasizing energy and water conservation, and offer a full gigabyte of fiber-optic connectivity.

More than two dozen model and quick-delivery homes are now open or under construction by Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Divco Custom Homes, Florida Lifestyle Homes, Fox Premier Builders, Lennar, Meritage Homes, Pulte Homes, Stock Classic Homes, and WCI. Many models are open for viewing daily.

Babcock National, a new golf and lifestyle community within Babcock Ranch, will feature 18 of Lennar’s most popular home designs offering 1,120 to 3,473 square feet of living space. A mix of multi-family and single-family homes, including condominiums, luxury coach homes, executive homes, and estate-style designs, will incorporate innovative design details and Lennar’s signature Everything’s Included® program that provides customers with a high level of standard features already included in the home price. Homes at Babcock National start from $189,999.

For more information about Southwest Florida’s new hometown, located just northeast of Fort Myers off Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, visit the Discovery Center inside Woodlea Hall at 42850 Crescent Loop in Babcock Ranch, call 877-709-6620, or contact us.

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