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August 10,2017 - Babcock Ranch announces new building partner
Fort Myers Weekly

2017-08-09 / Real Estate News

Pulte Homes joins the select ranks of homebuilders in solar-powered town


Babcock&rsquo;s architecture was inspired by original Florida homes and pre-World War II neighborhoods in Southwest Florida. Parkside at BabcockRanch will be in the area marked Phase 1B2, southeast of Founder&rsquo;s Square. The new Pulte neighborhood is within easy walking distance to Founder&rsquo;s Square.

Babcock’s architecture was inspired by original Florida homes and pre-World War II neighborhoods in Southwest Florida. Parkside at BabcockRanch will be in the area marked Phase 1B2, southeast of Founder’s Square. The new Pulte neighborhood is within easy walking distance to Founder’s Square. One of the nation’s leading builders is partnering with Kitson & Partners to build the next new neighborhood of 150 homes at Babcock Ranch. Pulte Homes will be introducing a variety of floor plans at prices attractive to young families and empty nesters – all within walking distance to restaurants, shops and a school at the heart of the nation’s first solar-powered town.

At Babcock Ranch, every home will include a full gigabyte of fiber-optic connectivity, and an environmentally friendly lifestyle powered the 75mw Florida Power & Light (FPL) solar power plant located within the town. With a projected population of 50,000 at build-out, the new town of 19,500 homes and six million feet of commercial space is the largest new development currently underway in the U.S.

“Pulte is an outstanding addition,” said Syd Kitson, Chairman and CEO of Kitson Partners. “In addition to being one of the pre-eminent residential builders in the nation, they share our passion and commitment to creating a whole new, sustainable way of living at Babcock Ranch.”

“Babcock Ranch has been highly anticipated for a long time and we couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to be a part of this groundbreaking project,” said Rich McCormick, president of PulteGroup’s Southwest Florida Division. “Pulte Homes has long appreciated the benefits of solar and other renewable sources of energy. Our goal is to build more energy efficient homes that effectively balance constructability, cost and quality.” Pulte will collaborate with valued building partners who are committed to offering the most innovative, renewable and affordable solutions that improve the lives of their Pulte homebuyers and the world we live in.

Pulte will be building a new neighborhood, Parkside at Babcock Ranch, just southeast of Founder’s Square, that will include more than 150 Pulte homes on 50-foot lots priced in the $200s to mid $300s. The new Pulte neighborhood is adjacent to a community park and the neighborhood being built by Lennar. Pulte will also be constructing homes in the Lake Timber neighborhood. With front porches providing spectacular views across Lake Babcock and Founder’s Square, prices for those homes will start in the high $200s.

“Babcock Ranch is the perfect location for families, empty-nesters and retirees who want a walkable, bike-able and connective community where residents all know each other,” said McCormick. “Pulte’s consumer inspired floor plans include innovative features and are built for the way modern families live in their homes today. Whether you are looking for a second home to spend the winter months or dreaming of a larger space to accommodate your growing family, Pulte homes at Babcock Ranch offers many options to suit your active lifestyle.”

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