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Babcock Ranch

Store at Babcock Ranch

America’s First Solar Powered Town

located on the Lee-Charlotte County Line north of Fort Myers 

Community Overview

  • Single Family Homes, Villas and Condos
  • Will have 19,500 residences upon completion
  • Independent Service District (ISD) with Monthly HOA
  • Charter School, Restaurants and Shopping
  • Plans for marina, hotel, and two golf courses in future
  • Developed by Kitson & Partners
  • Construction began in 2017

“Babcock Ranch is a town, not a community.”

Babcock Ranch is a new town, located along Highway 31 in Southwest Florida, located about 45 minutes to the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel an about 40 minutes to Southwest Florida Regional Airport. It is being developed by Kitson & Partners.

About 20% of the town is located in Lee County and the northern 80% is across the Charlotte County line. It’s in the northern-most portion of the Ranch where Kitson donated 450 acres to Florida Power & Light to build a 75 megawatt solar energy facility, powered by natural gas. The solar power line runs down Hwy-31 and comes to the Ranch first. All remaining energy left over will go to the FPL Plant in Fort Myers to be distributed to other customers.

As a result of this solar energy facility, Babcock Ranch will leave a net zero carbon footprint. The town is ecologically minded and technologically advanced. There are charging stations on solar trees (see photo) where anyone can plug into and charge their iPads, cell phones and laptops.

Lake Babcock is a 268-acre lake facing Founder’s Square (center of town) and has a floating dock with public boat ramps. Residents and visitors are welcome to launch their boats into the lake, but no combustible engines are allowed. All watercraft must be man, wind or electric-powered. And in case you’re wondering, swimming is not allowed because of alligators. Remember, this is adjacent to a preserve where many animals call home! Protection of the preserve is the reason why combustible engines are not allowed… and town planners have carefully considered their environmental impact and made many precautions to both restore and maintain the natural beauty of the land. All building products are green-certified.

Babcock Ranch has been 10 years in-the-making. It will be another 20-25 years before the town is completed. Upon completion, there will be 19,500 residences (single family homes, condos and villas), 6,000,000 square feet of community space, and 7 different villages. I can’t wait to see what’s changed on my next tour of Babcock Ranch!

For more information about Babcock Ranch or any other communities contact us at Stacey@TeamStacey.com.

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