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Kitson & Partners announces Publix as anchor for shopping center at Babcock Ranch

Kitson & Partners announces Publix as anchor for shopping center at Babcock Ranch

BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. (March 5, 2020) – Kitson & Partners, developer of Babcock Ranch, has announced that Publix will anchor Crescent B Commons, an 82,540-square-foot shopping center under construction at a new entrance to Babcock Ranch being constructed about one mile south of the existing entrance on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31. The estimated opening […]

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Pulte Homes announces new gated neighborhood in Babcock Ranch  to be built along the shores of Lake Timber

Pulte Homes announces new gated neighborhood in Babcock Ranch to be built along the shores of Lake Timber

BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. – Pulte Homes has announced Edgewater, a new gated neighborhood of 166 single-family homes with premium lake and preserve views within Babcock Ranch, America’s first solar-powered town. Built along the shores of Lake Timber, the intimate 74-acre neighborhood will offer brand new, Babcock Ranch-exclusive one- and two-story homes by Pulte that combine […]

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Pulte Homes breaks ground on model homes and sales center in Edgewater, a new gated neighborhood within Babcock Ranch

Pulte Homes breaks ground on model homes and sales center in Edgewater, a new gated neighborhood within Babcock Ranch

BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. (Jan. 28, 2020) – Pulte Homes has broken ground on its three model homes in Edgewater, a lakefront neighborhood of 166 single-family homes with premium lake and preserve views within Babcock Ranch, America’s first solar-powered town. Spanning along the shores of Lake Timber, the intimate 74-acre neighborhood will offer exclusive all-new, one- […]

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Babcock Ranch celebrates the season with annual tree lighting celebration

Babcock Ranch celebrates the season with annual tree lighting celebration

More than 4,000 guests celebrated the start of the season at Babcock Ranch’s third annual holiday event, emceed by NBC-2 News anchor Lisa Spooner. After making a grand entrance on a horse-drawn sleigh and parading around Founder’s Square, Santa Claus posed for photos with children of all ages and lit the Christmas tree at Babcock […]

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Babcock Ranch surpasses 500 homes sold milestone

Babcock Ranch surpasses 500 homes sold milestone

BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2019) – Kitson & Partners, developers of Babcock Ranch, America’s first solar-powered town located just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, has reported 507 new home contracts in the community through the beginning of December. “Residents rank our sustainable eco-friendly and solar initiatives, our walkability, and […]

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Get your holiday spirit up to speed at Babcock Ranch’s third annual  Jingle Bell 5K and Deck the Paws Fun Run

Get your holiday spirit up to speed at Babcock Ranch’s third annual Jingle Bell 5K and Deck the Paws Fun Run

Calling all runners! Get your holiday spirit up to speed at the third annual Jingle Bell 5K and Deck the Paws Fun Run on Sunday, Dec. 15 at Babcock Ranch, Southwest Florida’s unique eco-centric, solar-powered town just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31. The 5K race begins at 8 a.m. near […]

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Tree lighting event kicks off holiday season at Babcock Ranch

Tree lighting event kicks off holiday season at Babcock Ranch

BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2019) – Come celebrate the start of the holiday season at Babcock Ranch’s third annual Tree Lighting Event in Founder’s Square Saturday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Southwest Florida’s unique eco-centric, solar-powered town just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31. NBC2 News anchor […]

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Babcock Ranch “Homes for the Holidays” features decorated models and prizes

Babcock Ranch “Homes for the Holidays” features decorated models and prizes

BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. (Nov. 6, 2019) – There’s no place like Babcock Ranch “Homes for the Holidays” model home tour during Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Parade of Homes™ Friday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Dec. 8. Models will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The […]

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Babcock Ranch Featured In The Herald Tribune

Babcock Ranch Featured In The Herald Tribune

Babcock Ranch was recently featured in the Herald Tribune in an article about new home sales and real estate growth in our region. Data shows that new home sales have rebounded during the second quarter in Southwest Florida after a slower start in 2019. Home starts in Charlotte County in particular increased 76% to 314 […]

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Babcock Ranch Featured on PBS NewsHour as Part of Ongoing Climate Change Series

Babcock Ranch Featured on PBS NewsHour as Part of Ongoing Climate Change Series

Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour recently did a profile on Babcock Ranch as a part of an ongoing series “Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change.” In an attempt to “do it the right way,” developer Syd Kitson is building Babcock Ranch, an 18,000-acre planned community just north of Ft. Meyers, with hope that […]

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Lennar’s Majestica model home now open at Babcock Ranch

Lennar’s Majestica model home 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 Majestica model by Lennar is now open for tours. The Wi-Fi Certified™ Majestica model is located in Trail’s Edge, a new neighborhood by Lennar situated within walking distance of all the amenities […]

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Babcock Ranch to host Trick or Trot 5K

Babcock Ranch to host Trick or Trot 5K

Babcock Ranch, Southwest Florida’s unique eco-centric, solar-powered town just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, is hosting the Trick or Trot 5K race Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8 a.m. Registration begins race day at 7 a.m. The scenic, flat 5K course leads runners through Sunset Park and finishes in Founder’s Square, […]

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Stock’s Crystal model home open for viewing at Babcock Ranch

Stock’s Crystal model home open for viewing 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 Crystal model by Stock Classic Homes is open for viewing. Located in Lake Timber, a neighborhood of 220 single-family lake- and preserve-view homes, the fully furnished Crystal model is within walking and […]

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Babcock Neighborhood School receives an ‘A’ from the state of Florida – and from homebuyers

Babcock Neighborhood School receives an ‘A’ from the state of Florida – and from homebuyers

Babcock Neighborhood School, the new public charter school located at the heart of the nation’s first solar-powered town, earned an “A” in its first annual Florida Standards Assessment. It has also earned high marks from Babcock Ranch homebuyers Bethany and Jerry Hunt, whose children Connor, 9, and Peyton, 6, will start classes at Babcock Neighborhood […]

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Addressing Water Management at Babcock Ranch

Addressing Water Management at Babcock Ranch

Addressing Water Management at Babcock Ranch We have heard the concerns of some Babcock Ranch neighbors regarding recent flooding along State Road 31 and other local areas. In some instances, questions have been raised about whether the development work taking place at Babcock Ranch has contributed to these conditions. The most straightforward, honest answer is […]

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Babcock Ranch One of the “Best of the Best” Eco-Friendly Communities by ideal-LIVING Magazine

Babcock Ranch One of the “Best of the Best” Eco-Friendly Communities by ideal-LIVING Magazine

Wilmington, NC – ideal-LIVING magazine announces the 2nd Annual “The Best of the Best” in towns and residential communities in its Summer 2017 edition. These awards will also be posted at www.ideal-LIVING.com/2017BestoftheBest. “Given the very positive response last year to our first ‘Best of the Best‘ feature,” said ideal-LIVING Editor and Associate Publisher Kelly Godbey, […]

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Technology and Quality of Life

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 […]

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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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Downtown Babcock Ranch Will Be Open for Business in Early 2017

Downtown Babcock Ranch Will Be Open for Business in Early 2017

Downtown Babcock Ranch will be the heart and soul of the town designed to foster the personal connection, personal well-being and lifelong learning opportunities that are the core of the town’s way of life. Places of learning and exploration, a wellness center, restaurants, specialty retail shops, a locally grown produce market, and indoor and outdoor […]

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What is Civitas?

What is Civitas?

Time to brush the dust off your high school Latin textbooks. Civitas has its roots in Roman history but the Latin term has found renewed meaning in Babcock Ranch, the solar city under development in Southwest Florida. In ancient Rome, Civitas meant citizenship. The right of Civitas granted citizens the ability to govern themselves, according […]

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