June 16, 2020

Upstart home community surpasses 700 home contracts

By: Vicki Parsons - IT

Residents began moving into Babcock Ranch in early 2018.

by:Business Observer Staff

Business Observer Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020 1 week ago

BABCOCK RANCH — Babcock Ranch has surpassed 700 new home contracts through the end of May.

Babcock Ranch, billed as America’s first solar-powered town, is northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31. The community began marketing new homes in 2017, with the first residents moving into the town in January 2018, according to a statement. The community, developed by Kitson & Partners, now offers homes from nine homebuilders in seven neighborhoods, and home prices range from the low $200s to over $1.5 million.

“Now more than ever, homebuyers are attracted to the vision behind Babcock Ranch – a return to a true hometown lifestyle, where everything you need to stay active, healthy and connected is right within reach,” Kitson & Partners Chairman and CEO Syd Kitson says in the release. “Our trails, parks and open spaces welcome residents to enjoy the outdoors, and distance learning and working from home is seamless with our one gig-per second connection.”

Babcock Ranch homebuilders offer more than 50 home designs, from condominiums to villas to single-family estates ranging from 1,120 to more than 4,000 square feet. Built to Florida Green Building Coalition standards, homes emphasize energy and water conservation and offer a full gigabyte of fiber-optic connectivity.