Posted by Mark Washburn on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 6:17:29 PM By Mark Washburn / May 29, 2018 Comment
Excitement continues to build for the nation’s first solar-powered town. The green community of Babcock Ranch is still very much in the construction phase, but already some of the community’s newest residents are putting down roots. Close to Fort Myers, the large appeal of Babcock Ranch is finally becoming reality, as more and more homes are completed and more opportunities move in to the town. The neighborhood school is complete and at capacity, while driverless shuttles are hitting the neighborhood streets. While the town boasts solar panels on the rooftops of its commercial buildings it also uses solar trees, dubbing as charging stations for area residents. In addition, the property is home to a massive solar field, providing enough power to more than cover the town. The sustainable community additionally works to conserve water and improve energy efficiency, with “green” homes and standards evident throughout all of Babcock Ranch. Also promising community gardens and plenty of outdoor recreation, Babcock Ranch continues to set new standards for a truly sustainable community and town. With an emphasis on using native landscaping and green building methods, the homes of Babcock Ranch often enjoy versatile floor plans; many of which include desirable front porches with innovative designs in a range of price points. With a number of selected homebuilders to choose from, the community offers many homes with the added bonus of outdoor living space and some customizable floor plans. In addition, much of the overall property of Babcock Ranch is dedicated to nature preserves, allowing for a complete community to develop while at the same time still maintaining the natural beauty of the land. Along with its green construction methods, Babcock Ranch also boasts the convenience of Founder’s Square, complete with room for live entertainment, area shops and office space, all in one convenient location.
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