Babcock Ranch Real Estate
Babcock Ranch is a new master-planned community under development on the Lee and Charlotte County line in Southwest Florida. With 18,000 acres of land, Babcock Ranch is an area larger than Manhattan that will accommodate 19,000 homes and 50,000 residents when completed. The community is the first fully solar powered city in the nation. Read more about Babcock Ranch real estate.
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Babcock Ranch Amenities
Designed to offer its residents a charming small-town feel, Babcock Ranch also delivers endless amenities against a backdrop of Southwest Florida natural beauty.
In addition to an array of trails, lakes and parks on which to socialize, Babcock Ranch is also home to the Lake Timber Lodge and Cypress Lodge. Similar to a summer camp, the 2400 sf Lake Timber Lodge is rustic in design with a pool, bath house, playground and imposing 2,000 sf deck overlooking the lake.
Cypress Lodge spans 17,000 sf with a game lawn, clubhouse and oversize swimming pool. Just steps away is the Lake Babcock Lookout with a 150 ft boardwalk, and floating dock.
The Lee Health Healthy Life Center offers a convenient blend of health services and programs as well as fitness memberships and wellness services to both residents of Babcock Ranch and surrounding communities.
Babcock Ranch’s waterfront setting makes it a popular place for freshwater catch and release fishing as well as for kayaking or canoeing on Lake Babcock.
The community is also home to five dining establishments ranging from pizza to Mexican to more traditional pub food. Spices and vegetables grown in the Babcock Ranch community garden are incorporated into the daily specials and ongoing menu items.
All residents can take advantage of the Babcock Ranch community garden to grow their own herbs, spices, and vegetables and participate fully in the farm-to-table culture.
Babcock Ranch Layout
Babcock Ranch will be a self-contained community with residential areas as well as commercial space, light industry, retail and civic space. The development includes four villages, five hamlets including Lake Timber and a walkable downtown area featuring 8,000 homes, offices, shopping, restaurants and office parks. Plans include eight magnet elementary schools, a high school and a satellite campus of Florida Gulf Coast University.
Babcock Ranch is anchored by its Downtown District known as Founder’s Square. Woodlea Hall is the first civic building in the community and it home to an information center. The Table & Tap Restaurant sits in a prominent lakefront location in Founder’s Square and offers a farm-to-table cuisine along with an outdoor beer garden featuring selections from local breweries. Curry Creek Outfitters is located adjacent to Woodlea Hall and caters to hikers, bikers, kayakers and fishermen. Other Founder’s Square amenities include a fishing pier, event lawn, splash pad and lakefront boardwalk.
Babcock Ranch Green Initiatives
A cornerstone of the Babcock Ranch community is that it will be the first solar-powered city in the country. In conjunction with Florida Power & Light Company, the community will be powered by a massive 75-megawatt solar photovoltaic array which sits adjacent to the community. This array when completed is expected to be the largest in the world.
Commercial buildings and homes in Babcock Ranch will be energy efficient and constructed to the standards of the Florida Green Building Coalition. A tech center with an emphasis on research and development for clean energy will be located at Babcock Ranch.
Babcock Ranch Developer
Palm Beach Gardens-based developer Kitson & Partners acquired Babcock Ranch from the Babcock Family in 2005. They subsequently sold 74,000-acres to the State of Florida and Lee County and reserved 18,000-acres for development. Kitson & Partners is led by former NFL lineman Syd Kitson who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. The company has extensive development experience in Florida including the Ibis Country Club in West Palm Beach, Bay Pines in Tampa and Talis Park in Naples.
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