Babcock Ranch is a master planned community located in southeastern Charlotte County and northeastern Lee County Florida consisting of approximately 17,000 acres. The planned community was approved as part of a public-private partnership with the State of Florida and local governments. The deal established the neighboring Babcock Ranch Preserve.
Designed as a magnet for high tech companies and research and development hub for clean energy methods, Babcock Ranch is self-contained with four villages and five hamlets. The community will have 20,000 permanent jobs would be added to sustain up to 50,000 residents in 19,000 households. The city is expected to include 5,000,000 square feet of light industry, retail, commerce, offices and civic space. The downtown area will be walkable and bikeable, and will include 8,000 homes as well offices, business parks, hospital care center, shopping, restaurants, entertainment and lodges
Babcock Ranch has it's own town center with trading post, restaurant and even it's own school from Kindergarden to Highschool. The eight magnet schools administered by Charlotte County Public Schools. The elementary schools will be near the center of each village, and the high school will be accessible by bike trails. In addition, Florida Gulf Coast University plans to build a satellite campus in the comunity. All commercial buildings and homes in community must be certified as energy-efficient and constructed according to Florida Green Building Coalition standards. Some homes will be constructed using insulated panel design.
Plans are for Babcock Ranch to have an interconnected system of computer networks utilizing the IBM Rational Focal Point software running all city services from transport to energy to communications, and also linking up to local businesses; and it will be added to IBM's list of the world's "smarter cities". According to Smart Planet, wireless Internet connectivity will cover the whole city.
An on-site 75-megawatt solar photovoltaic array broke ground in 2016 by Florida Power & Light Company, which will combine with a network of solar rooftop arrays on commercial buildings to generate more energy than the city consumes, making it the first solar-powered city in the United States.
There are only seven builders allowed to build new construction homes within the community. The builders were handpicked to ensure that they had the same goals as we do: to build a sustainable town with unparalleled quality of life. Our builders have worked tirelessly to create beautiful model homes that are built with sustainability in mind.
42850 Crescent Loop, Babcock Ranch, FL 33982