October 09, 2017

Fall schedule promotes active, engaged living at Babcock Ranch

By: Vicki Parsons - IT

October 05, 2017

Babcock Ranch is swinging into the fall season with a full calendar of events and activities. From soccer camps and road races to seasonal celebrations and a “Classic Car Cruise In”, the activities at Founder’s Square provide opportunities for people from all around the region to be part of the active, engaged lifestyle that is the hallmark of this eco-centric new town.

For those looking for athletic endeavors beyond the fitness classes meeting weekly at Founder’s Square, Saturday mornings through the end of October feature Kids Soccer Camp for youth from Kindergarten through grade five. And running enthusiasts of all ages will take to the roads and trails of Babcock Ranch on November 4th to compete in the “Fall into Fitness” 5k race.

You don’t have to put on workout gear to be part of the action at Babcock Ranch. Classic car buffs can come out on October 14th for music, prizes, giveaways and great food and drink at the “Classic Car Cruise In.” The free event will run from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Founder’s Square. Seasonal celebrations at Founder’s Square include a Pumpkin Patch open every day from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm starting on October 9th through the community Halloween “Trunk or Treat” celebration on October 31st from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

“The great thing about Babcock Ranch is that you don’t have to live here to be part of what we’re doing,” said Syd Kitson, Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners. “We’re creating a real hometown, an inviting place where people from all around the area can connect with nature and with each other.” The 5k race on November 4th kicks off a full day of activities to celebrate two new neighborhoods now under construction – Trail’s End at Babcock Ranch and Parkside at Babcock Ranch. Lennar and Pulte are the most recent additions to Babcock Ranch’s roster of outstanding home builders, and both will open presales of homes on that day. There will be a farmers market in the morning and Trolley Tours for all the existing models.

“The Pre-Construction offerings through Lennar and Pulte bring an exciting additional product offering in a price range that will complement the existing builders. We have received multiple requests for the style and price range offered by both Lennar and Pulte and now new residents can select their home,” said Al DiNicola, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing.

Located off State Road 31 north of the Lee County Civic Center, the solar powered town being built by Kitson & Partners will eventually include 19,500 homes, nearly 50,000 residents and six million square feet of commercial space – all clustered in a town that devotes 50% of its 18,000-acre footprint to open greenspaces, trails and lakes.

“There’s really no limit to opportunities for residents and guests alike to reap the health benefits of a more active lifestyle here,” said Michelle Churchill, activities coordinator for Babcock Ranch. “From miles of trails, sparkling lakes and an activities calendar jam-packed with weekly, quarterly and annual events – everyone can find an enjoyable way to be actively involved.”

For more details on fall events, check out the activities calendar at ¦