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Technology and Quality of Life

Human longevity presents one of the most compelling links between technology and quality of life. According to the Social Security Administration, life expectancy at birth in 1930 was 58 for men and 62 for women. Today, a man reaching age 65 can expect to live on average until age 84.3 and a woman to age…

Babcock Ranch's Weekly Music Nights

Enjoy weekly music nights at Babcock Ranch

Submitted by Caffrey & Associates BABCOCK RANCH — Babcock Ranch, the solar powered town being built by Kitson & Partners in Charlotte County off State Road 31 north of the Lee County Civic Center, is inviting the public to enjoy twice a week free live music performances at the band shell at Founder’s Square, the…

The CenturyLink Prism Trailer is Coming to Babcock!

You may have heard that we collaborated with CenturyLink to provide our residents with gigabit internet and now, you’ll get to experience it for yourself at our upcoming Spring Picnic! CenturyLink will be bringing their Prism trailer to our upcoming Spring Picnic so guests and potential residents can see the benefits of Prism and fiber…

Babcock Ranch's First Home Sale

Lake Kinley named after first homeowners at Babcock Ranch

Andrea Stetson, Special to The News-Press There’s a big perk to being the first person to purchase a home in Babcock Ranch. That perk: getting a lake named after you. Richard and Robin Kinley purchased a house by homebuilder Homes by Towne and will soon be living on Lake Kinley. “My husband was teasing and said…

Florida Lifestyle Homes - Taylor Model

Florida Lifestyle’s Taylor model ready to open at Babcock Ranch

Submitted by Caffrey & Associates BABCOCK RANCH — Kitson & Partners announced that Florida Lifestyle Homes is poised to complete its furnished Taylor model in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch. A second furnished model featuring Florida Lifestyle’s Lauren floor plan is on schedule for completion in approximately 60 days and construction of a third…

Building with SIP Panels at Babcock Ranch

Homebuilders at Babcock Ranch are using some of the most innovative building materials on the market, ensuring the community is among the eco-friendliest in the world. Structural integrated panels are the 21st century building material that forward-thinking homebuilders such as Fox Premier Builders are using at Babcock Ranch. Known by their initials, SIPs, these panels…

Join us for our first Spring Picnic

After the success of Founder’s Festival and more recently, Bark in the Park, we’re excited to invite you to attend our first-ever Spring Picnic! This event will be filled with great food, live music, kayak rental discounts, Table & Tap specials, and more. The event is completely open to the public and free for anyone…

Babcock Neighborhood School

Babcock Neighborhood School Selects Principal

Shannon Treece brings wealth of experience to innovative “Green STEAM” school Babcock Ranch, Florida – Babcock Neighborhood School (BNS) today announced selection of veteran school administrator and teacher Shannon Treece as principal of the new public charter school that will be opening with Kindergarten through 6th Grade next fall.  Currently serving as principal at Oasis…

Founders Fest Thank You

Founder’s Festival Weekend: Thank You!

A crowd of 15,000 to 20,000 attended the first public event held at Babcock Ranch on March 11 and March 12. To all our followers and those that attended the event: we thank you! Crowds far-exceeded what our event organizers predicted and we will do our best to learn from that experience to address future…

Founder's Square

Rich Visitor Experience at Babcock Ranch

Even though it is literally just beginning to come out of the ground, a visit to Babcock Ranch, is seemingly equal parts a trip into a bygone era and a trip into the future.  As visitors turn east off 31 and approach the new town’s signature entry bridge, they are treated to views of a…

LOWER PRICED MODELS COMING TO BABCOCK RANCH

Lennar on Board to Create Next New Neighborhood at Babcock Ranch Lennar is joining the roster of builders at Babcock Ranch, the nation’s first solar-powered town. Kitson & Partners announced an agreement for a mix of twin-villas and single-family homes at price points within reach for a broader range of homebuyers. “The neighborhood located southeast of…

Downtown Babcock Ranch

Founder’s Square: The Home of Downtown Babcock Ranch

Construction is well underway at Babcock Ranch. Our model homes are set for completion in late February/early March and Downtown Babcock Ranch (officially named Founder’s Square) will be open to the public soon! The band shell that will host concerts for those gathered on an inviting green has been completed. On the opposite side of…

Table & Tap at Babcock Ranch

Table & Tap Head Chef Announced!

We are excited to announce that David K. Rashty has been selected to serve as Executive Chef at the Table & Tap lakefront restaurant projected to open next month! Rashty is a recipient of a Grand Diploma of Culinary Arts from the International Culinary Center in New York City and Rashty has more than 10…

Interested in Working at Babcock Ranch? Career Expo January 31

When: January 31 from 9am – 4pm Where: CareerSource SWFL (4150 Ford Street, Fort Myers, FL, 33916) Map: click here Join us and become a part of history in the making! We offer a fun workplace with opportunities for future growth and career advancement. We are recruiting for the following Hospitality and Retail positions for…

Babcock Ranch's First Home Sale

Welcome to the Neighborhood! Meet our First Babcock Ranch Residents

We are so excited to welcome our very first homeowners at Babcock Ranch! Richard and Robin Kinley of Acworth, Georgia signed Babcock Ranch’s first sales contract with builder, Homes by Towne on January 19. The Draw of a Town that Runs on Solar The Kinley’s interest in Babcock Ranch dates all the way back to…

Table & Tap: Opening February 2017

Table & Tap is Babcock Ranch’s first official restaurant and is expected to be open in time for many Valentine’s Day dates! Recently, we were featured in a story for the News-Press that we’d love to share. “We want it to be like hanging out in your family room,” said Severance, waving a hand at…

Couldn’t Make It To a Babcock Neighborhood School Town Hall Meeting? View a Recorded Session Here!

Babcock Neighborhood School is underway and will be accepting students for the 2017-2018 school year! Over the last couple months, we’ve hosted parents, students, and educators at our offices and the Bayshore Fire Station to provide more information on BNS, answer questions from students and their parents, and listen to feedback from our attendees. We…

Castle Harbour Homes: The Newest Builder at Babcock Ranch

BABCOCK RANCH, Florida — Master developer Kitson & Partners announced that Fort Myers-based Castle Harbour Homes has joined the participating builders in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch. The home-builder is expected to begin construction of its first furnished model by the end of December. Castle Harbour Homes was founded in 2009 by John Dennis Miehle.  A…

Announcing the Babcock Ranch Real Estate Resource Page for Real Estate Professionals

Babcock Ranch is a town 10 years in the making. From the very beginning, we knew that preservation and growth could work hand-in-hand. We knew that solar was the energy source of the future and that we needed a town that allowed – and encouraged – residents to live a more sustainable lifestyle. We started…

The Information Center For Babcock Ranch: Announcing Woodlea Hall

We are very excited to announce the construction of Woodlea Hall, our first civic building and home to our future town’s information center and Kitson & Partners’ development offices. Woodlea Hall is scheduled to be completed by February 1, 2017. Woodlea Hall Design The foundation and in-ground utilities at the 9,191 square feet two-story building…