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Top Questions About Moving to Florida Answered

Top Questions About Moving to Florida Answered

If you are ready for a change of pace and to spend more time enjoying nature, Florida is the spot for you. We have a booming economy, affordable housing, and plenty of activities to keep you and your family active, happy, and healthy.

Read more about what makes Florida such a special place and see our answers to your top questions about moving here!

Does Florida Have a Growing Job Market?

In Charlotte and Lee Counties, jobs increased over 15% between 2014-2019, outpacing national growth by over 8%. We not only have a better-than-average job market in Florida, but we also have a positive tax climate, with no individual income tax! The 2021 State Business Tax Climate Index from the Tax Foundation ranks Florida in the top 5 states for a well-structured tax system.

Are Homes Affordable in Florida?

While you may only be able to afford a “fixer-upper” in another state, you’ll be able to afford a new construction home in Florida. For example, housing costs an average of 84.9% less in Fort Myers compared to San Francisco.

At Babcock Ranch, homes start at $200,000 with options for sustainable living as renewable solar power and more conservative approaches to non-renewable sources like water. Our seven homebuilders offer more than 50 home designs including condominiums, townhomes, twin villas, cottages, single-family executive, and other custom homes!

Is Florida a Good Place to Raise a Family?

Florida offers more for the children than Disney World! This state is a great place for kids to enjoy the outdoors, receive a top-notch education, and get involved in all sorts of extracurricular activities.

At Babcock Ranch, you have plenty of opportunities to keep your children active. You can take a walk through our trail system (which eventually will reach 50 miles), kayak on one of our many lakes or go even fishing. There are also community events with music and games for people of all ages.

If you are concerned about their education, we have The Babcock Neighborhood School which features a project-based environmentally focused “STEAM” program.

Explore Life at Babcock Ranch

If you are looking for new construction homes in Florida, visit Babcock Ranch Discovery Center! We will give you a tour of our town and show you how we manage sustainable living while exploring our variety of neighborhoods, the unique experiences, and opportunities within each of them.

Start your journey in Florida with us! Contact us today to schedule a tour and to talk to one of our Town Ambassadors. Hope to see you soon!