November 20, 2017

Pre-construction incentives top list of reasons to visit Babcock Ranch

By: Vicki Parsons - IT

Submitted by Hall+Media Strategies Published 6:03 a.m. ET Nov. 18, 2017

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Model homes in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch are open daily for tours.(Photo: Submitted)

BABCOCK RANCH — Babcock Ranch is serving up plenty of reasons to spend some time at in the solar-powered city over the next few weeks. In addition to pre-construction incentives being offered by builders through the end of the year, the new town is offering up a full calendar of activities and a sweet new destination at Founder’s Square for its very first holiday season.

Located off State Road 31, north of the Lee County Civic Center, the environmentally-friendly town being built by Kitson & Partners will include 19,500 homes, nearly 50,000 residents and six million square feet of commercial space at build out. The first residents will be settling into their new homes in the Lake Timber neighborhood in early January.

The latest addition to Founder’s Square seems destined to quickly become a favorite gathering place. Square Scoops Ice Cream served up its first cones and sundaes as part of the “Make the Move” event Nov. 4 that kicked off the pre-sale of homes in two new neighborhoods at Babcock Ranch with prices starting in the $190s.

Holiday lighting tours this year should include a stop at Babcock Ranch. Founder’s Square will flip the switch on Dec. 2 with a tree-lighting celebration featuring the Whispering Pines Clydesdale Horses, photo opportunities with Santa, and performances by the Babcock Neighborhood School chorus, the Alva School Chorus and “Charisma” from Charlotte High School. All are invited to participate in the free event which will get underway at 6:30 pm.

On Dec. 9 starting at 7:30 am, running enthusiasts can participate in the Jingle Bell 5k and 10k at Babcock Ranch. Later that day, a Classic Car Cruise will showcase car enthusiasts collections at Founder’s Square. The free event will run from 4-8 p.m. Other events on the calendar include live music at Table & Tap December 3, 9 and 10. The lakefront farm-to-table restaurant will be serving from its special brunch menu December 16 and 17. Curry Creek Outfitters is adding some evening activities to its offerings including full moon nature hikes and sunset cruises on Lake Babcock aboard an electric-powered boat.

Pre-construction incentives being offered by homebuilders through the end of the year are spurring rapid growth for Babcock Ranch. Builders came away from the “Make the Move” event with full calendars of appointments with prospective buyers.

Model homes at Lake Timber are open daily for tours. Those interested in homes in the Trail’s Edge and Parkside neighborhoods can meet with representatives of Lennar and Pulte at the Hatchery, the collaborative workspace located upstairs from Slater’s Goods & Provisions.

All three neighborhoods currently under construction at Babcock Ranch are within walking distance of Founder’s Square. Babcock Ranch will celebrate its official grand opening on March 10, 2018, when the final building at Founder’s Square, the health and wellness center, will open for business.

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