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Babcock Ranch Shaking and Baking

Progress is pushing ahead in Babcock Ranch, where already more than 900 new homes have sold. Widely known as the nation’s very first solar-powered town, Babcock Ranch is quickly growing in size and popularity.

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Babcock Ranch Home Sales Up Dramatically in Q1

Sales are in full swing at Babcock Ranch, where developers are already reporting a dramatic increase in sales for the first quarter of the year. Year-over-year, Kitson & Partners is reporting a 40-percent increase in home sales, with a total of 107 first-quarter new home sales.

Babcock Ranch New Golf Course

Residents of Babcock Ranch are celebrating yet another major addition to the fast-growing Southwest Florida community. The nation’s first solar-powered town now has its own golf course.

Babcock National Course Opens

Southwest Florida’s most talked about new community just gained another new addition. Crews have officially opened the Babcock National golf course.

Edgewater Coming to Babcock Ranch

Another new community is headed to Babcock Ranch. Edgewater features your choice of one- and two-story floor plans with lake or preserve views.

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Babcock National Coming to Babcock Ranch

A brand new golf and country club community is coming soon to one of the most talked about master-planned communities in Southwest Florida. Babcock National is the latest addition announced for Babcock Ranch; the nation’s first solar-powered town.

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Babcock Ranch Has Momentum

One of Southwest Florida’s most talked about new communities certainly has momentum. New home construction is running at full speed in Babcock Ranch, where new residents are moving in just as fast as homebuilders can complete the new homes.

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Solara Now Selling at Babcock Ranch

A new homebuilder is now selling in Babcock Ranch, where Solara Homes recently joined as the eighth company constructing homes in the sustainable town. The small homebuilding company fits in with the development’s overall theme of green construction and energy-efficient designs.

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Babcock Neighborhood School Opens

Just in time for back to school, Babcock Ranch opens the doors to a second new school building. Dignitaries including former Governor Jeb Bush were on hand for the official opening, just days before more than 300 students came through the new building’s doors.

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Babcock Ranch: Excitement Building for Green Community

Excitement continues to build for the nation’s first solar-powered town. The green community of Babcock Ranch is still very much in the construction phase, but already some of the community’s newest residents are putting down roots.

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Babcock Ranch: Southwest Florida’s Solar City

Already known by many as Southwest Florida’s solar city, Babcock Ranch continues to attract new interest from those intrigued by the thought of living within the nation’s greenest community.

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Explore Nature at Babcock Ranch

Quickly gaining in appeal for its environmentally friendly home designs and community attributes, there’s much more to explore at Babcock Ranch than what’s currently under construction. The site of the nation’s first solar powered town is also home to dozens of hiking trails, offering up the unique opportunity to view area wildlife and experience the true natural beauty of the area.

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Front Porches in Vogue at Babcock Ranch

While for many homes and many communities it’s common for residents to enjoy the privacy of backyard lanais, an old trend is certainly making a comeback in one of the area’s most innovative new communities. At Babcock Ranch, front porches are once again taking center stage, with a community where it’s certainly in vogue to enjoy the comfort of utilizing a front porch design.

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Babcock Ranch Showcases Driverless Shuttles

A new community, that’s quickly gaining a reputation as a leader in environmentally sustainable design principles, is about to take it up another notch by adding driverless shuttles to its outstanding array of amenities. The first shuttles should hit the roads of Babcock Ranch by the end of next month, bringing yet another option to the world’s first solar-powered town.

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Pulte Building Spec Homes at Babcock Ranch

The world’s first solar powered town moves one step closer to completion as Pulte makes plans to build its first spec homes at Babcock Ranch. It’s the beginning of a major undertaking for the homebuilder, with plans of eventually constructing hundreds of homes there.

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Solar Powers Babcock Ranch

The innovative community of Babcock Ranch includes an impressive collection of homes, businesses and amenities, but its what’s behind the scenes that’s just as notable. With a real commitment to the force of solar energy, even some new additions to the world’s only ‘solar powered town’ are being designed to capture Florida’s endless supply of sunshine.

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Babcock Ranch is Family-friendly

The nation’s first solar powered town is quickly emerging as a family-friendly destination, complete with a neighborhood school, plentiful green space, plus in the near future, retailers and, of course, enviable options in homes. The sustainable Babcock Ranch community is under construction right now but already families are seeing the strong promise that the planned development holds.

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Parkside at Babcock Ranch Underway

Plans are now underway for another new neighborhood in the world’s first solar-powered, sustainable town. Parkside at Babcock Ranch joins the greater master-planned community of Babcock Ranch, with plans for Pulte Homes to soon construct a number of new residences in the area.

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School Opening at Babcock Ranch

The majority of its homes aren’t even built yet, but already the new Babcock Ranch community school is getting ready to open its doors. Babcock Neighborhood School will officially welcome students back to school in just a couple of weeks

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Lake Timber Neighborhood Center Nearing Completion

It won’t be long before some of the first residents of Lake Timber will be able to enjoy a new neighborhood center. The Lake House neighborhood center is almost complete, aimed at giving residents a sort of central gathering place while also helping to welcome visitors to the exciting new solar powered town of Babcock Ranch.

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Babcock Ranch Gets Green Light for Lee Development

The first solar-powered town in the world just gained another step in the approval process to expand into northern Lee County. Previously, some residents of Lee County had objected to a proposal by Babcock Ranch developers to construct a mega-sports complex there.

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Castle Harbour Homes Building at Lake Timber

Castle Harbour Homes just joined the list of premiere homebuilders constructing at Lake Timber in Babcock Ranch. It’s expected the company will begin constructing its first model home in June and a second in July, with both completed in early 2018.

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Lennar Building at Babcock Ranch

One of the country’s largest homebuilders has just added its name to one of the region’s most appealing new communities. Babcock Ranch, the self-proclaimed first solar-powered town in the nation, will soon offer homes from Lennar in a neighborhood just to the southeast of Founders Square, close to a future school and community park.

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First Model Home Open at Babcock Ranch

Prospective homebuyers in Babcock Ranch now have a model home to view, as the first furnished model just opened in the new, sustainable town. Located in the town’s very first neighborhood, Lake Timber, the home by Stock Development is the first of five lakefront model homes planned by Stock at Babcock Ranch.

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Table and Tap Coming to Babcock Ranch

Most of Southwest Florida’s most exciting new hot spots are known just as much for their sensational views and ambiance as their food, but for one of the latest restaurants to enter the market it’s mostly the vision of what’s to come that could be the biggest draw of all. Table and Tap, with views of Lake Babcock, is expected to open in just weeks

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Three New Models Offered at Babcock Ranch

Three new model homes will soon be completed at Babcock Ranch, a revolutionary new development being designed to compliment nature trails, lakes and green space, while adding in a downtown area and more than 19,000 homes. Incorporating thousands of trees and community gardens with energy efficient architectural designs

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Lake Timber Construction Starts at Babcock Ranch

Construction is now underway for the first neighborhood being developed at Babcock Ranch, a massive solar-powered town just east of Fort Myers. Part of the much larger, 18,000-acre development, Lake Timber offers the luxury of plenty of lakefront green space, along with a fishing dock, dog park and observation deck.

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Founders Square Underway at Babcock Ranch

The revolutionary new development of Founders Square is now underway at Babcock Ranch, setting the stage for a sustainable city of the future. This innovative downtown district will eventually serve as the commercial and social center of the community, outfitted with common area solar panels that will help power the entire development and town, a first for any town in the nation.

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Babcock Ranch Features Sustainable Design

Babcock Ranch, a planned solar-powered community located 20 minutes from Fort Myers along the Southwest Florida coast, will feature a sustainable designed community nestled in its natural environment.

Solar Syd and the Babcock Babel

With the housing downturn in full force, developer Syd Kitson has announced plans to turn his Babcock Ranch project into the nation’s first solar-powered city. While I applaud Mr. Kitson for his creative thinking and interest in conservation and the green movement, the absolute last thing that we need right now in Southwest Florida is a new city or more houses.

Babcock Developer Syd Kitson

Meet the man trying to develop Babcock Ranch. Gulfshore Business has an indepth story about Syd Kitson, the former NFL lineman who is trying to build a new city at the Babcock Ranch. At 91,000 acres, Babcock Ranch represents one of the last remaining large contiguous parcels in SW Florida.

New Fort Myers Suburb

While much of the Babcock Ranch is located in Charlotte County, owner Syd Kitson plans to develop the parcel as a Ft. Myers suburb.

According to Kitson, “It is four miles from I-75 and eight miles from downtown Fort Myers.” Tentative plans call for 19,500 new homes at Babcock Ranch, of which 17,800 will be built in Charlotte County.

Meet Syd Kitson

Former NFL Lineman Syd Kitson, the new owner of Babcock Ranch, has a major challenge ahead in gaining consensus for the development of this key SW Florida parcel.

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Bye Bye Babcock Ranch

In a major blow to conservation and environmental preservation in SW Florida, the 91,000 acre Babcock Ranch was acquired by West Palm Beach developer Kitson & Partners. While final figures have not been disclosed, it is thought that the deal significantly tops the $455M state offer that was rejected by the Babcock Family. Kitson & Partners was backed by Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund to complete the transaction.

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Babcocks say no to state

In a move that may have serious ramifications for the future development of SW Florida, the Babcock family turned down the latest offer from the state for their 91,000 acre ranch.

The 91,000 acre ranch represents an area approximately the size of Cape Coral, Florida’s second largest city. The ranch is home to many protected animals and plant life and provides a filter for groundwater that ultimately flows into the Caloosahatchee River.