October 10, 2017

Fall schedule promotes active, engaged living at Babcock Ranch

By: Vicki Parsons - IT

Submitted by Hall+Strategies Inc. Published 6:05 a.m. ET Oct. 7, 2017

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Classic cars, music, food and fun are on tap for Saturday, Oct. 14 at Founders Square.(Photo: Submitted)

BABACOCK RANCH — 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 Nov. 4 to compete in the “Fall into Fitness” 5k race.

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

“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 Nov. 4 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 homebuilders, and both will open presales of homes of homes on that day. There will be a farmer’s market in the morning and trolley tours to shuttle visitors to the finished model homes in the Lake Timber neighborhood.

“The pre-construction offerings through Lennar and Pulte bring an exciting additional housing option 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 is the time for future residents to select their new homes,” 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.

Curry Creek Outfitters is the perfect place to launch your outdoor adventure at Babcock Ranch. You can rent a kayak or canoe, or grab a fishing pole and hike or bike to the fishing dock on Sunset Lake. The first two of many Zagster bike share stations planned for Babcock make it easy to grab a bike for an hour or a full day of exploration using an app on your smartphone.

The five miles of trails now open is the start of a trail network that will extend more than 50 miles when completed. Soon Lake Babcock will double in size.

To facilitate more ambitious water adventures, Curry Creek Outfitters has expanded its offerings to include canoes. An electric-powered boat will soon be offering tours around the shores of the expanded lake. The 22-foot, 12 passenger boat is another of the environmentally friendly alternatives for future residents to get around Babcock Ranch.

Dining options at Babcock Ranch are also expanding with the opening Slater’s Provisions and Goods and Square Scoops Ice Cream on the south side of Founder’s Square.

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