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Things are happening quickly at Babcock Ranch – and we want to share it with you.

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The Babcock Ranch Telegraph is the official newspaper for the future town of Babcock! The Babcock Ranch Telegraph will feature stories from your favorite Town Makers, discuss environmental issues/concerns, and give overall updates on interesting things happening at and around Babcock Ranch. Stories are available digitally and through physical subscriptions. To visit the Telegraph’s website, simply click the link below.

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The Latest News

What’s the latest at Babcock Ranch? See below for the latest stories on Babcock.

Babcock Ranch Partners with CenturyLink for State-of-the-Art Communications Network

FORT MYERS, Fla. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Kitson & Partners today announced they will provide one of the fastest residential internet speeds available in the U.S. to residents of the new, solar-powered town of Babcock Ranch, now under construction in southwest Florida.  CenturyLink will be the exclusive broadband provider in Babcock Ranch, delivering…

Stock Development Completes First Babcock Ranch Model Home

We’re excited to announce that Stock Development has completed the first furnished model residence at Babcock Ranch! Located in Lake Timber, the new town’s first neighborhood, the completed Sebring residence is the first of five lakefront model homes that Stock is presenting at Babcock Ranch. Three additional Stock models are on schedule to open in…

Founder’s Festival: Come Enjoy Our Progress!

Join us to celebrate America’s first solar-powered town! The Town Makers at Babcock Ranch are excited to invite you to the Founder’s Festival. We’ve been hard work on our downtown area (also known as Founder’s Square) and our builders are almost done with their first model homes. Soon, we’ll be ready to share it with…

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…

Babcock Ranch Featured in US Builders Review Magazine

We’re so honored to be featured in the  latest edition of US Builders Review! In this article, US Builders review catches up with Syd Kitson, Rick Severance, and other Town Makers at Babcock Ranch and explores the history/future of our town. To view the article, click here!

Fox Premier Builders Starts Models in Lake Timber at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch, FL – Kitson & Partners announced that Naples-based Fox Premier Builders has started construction of three furnished lakefront model residences in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch. Babcock Ranch is a new 18,000-acre eco-centric, solar powered town being developed by Kitson 20 minutes east of Fort Myers, Florida off Florida State Road…

Syd Kitson - 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.…

Construction Continues On Schedule at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch, FL – Master developer Kitson & Partners announced that construction of Phase I of the Downtown District and the first furnished model residences continues to progress as scheduled at Babcock Ranch, a new 18,000-acre eco-centric, solar powered town being developed by Kitson just 20 minutes east of Fort Myers, Florida off Florida State…

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…

Webinar for Autonomous Vehicles at Babcock Ranch

Many of you may be aware that autonomous vehicles are being operated by Google and Uber on public roads in California and Pittsburgh.  You may be interested to know about the Kitson & Partners’ plan to introduce autonomous vehicles to our Babcock Ranch community.  This community is being planned as a greenfield community with low…

Home Construction Underway at Babcock Ranch

Builders flag lots, unveil innovations for first model homes Babcock Ranch, Florida – Residential construction is underway at Babcock Ranch, and the innovative new solar-powered town remains on track to begin welcoming its first residents early next year. Representatives of Florida Lifestyle Homes, Fox Premier Builders, Homes by Towne, and Stock Development joined developer Kitson…

Charter Application Approved for First School at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Neighborhood School preparing for Fall 2017 opening Release Date: September 8, 2016 Contact: Lisa Hall (850) 508-7782 Babcock Ranch, Florida – A public charter school approved for Babcock Ranch puts world-class education with a strong environmental focus within walking distance of the earliest settlers of the new solar-powered town. An application for the tuition-free…