Meritage Homes to build houses in Babcock Ranch

Meritage Homes is bringing energy-efficient homes to Babcock Ranch.

The Scottsdale-based company has purchased 50 home sites in the master planned community. It broke ground on a model complex in May 2019 and is set to open to the public on Aug. 8

The company is also expected to begin selling new homes later this summer.

The homes will be in Babcock Ranch’s Lake Babcock neighborhood.

Meritage Homes chose to build in Babcock Ranch because the town exemplifies the brand’s vision of building better, smarter, healthier homes through energy efficient, thoughtful design and the highest building standards.

For Meritage Homes, it seemed like the perfect partnership.

Marketing specialist Jessica Reschke said she’s talked to quite a few people who are interested in buying a home.

“We’ve had a very good reception,” she said.

Vice President of Innovation CR Herro said Meritage Homes has done a lot of work in the industry to set the precedent for advanced building and sustainable design.

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The company’s standard suite of industry-leading technologies and building practices includes spray foam insulation and a fresh-air management system, which are not included with other production homebuilders. These technologies and features allow Meritage homeowners to enjoy greater comfort and energy-cost savings of up to 50% on heating and cooling their homes.

The M.Connected Home will come standard with features like a video doorbell, smart door lock, lighting controls, an advanced thermostat, smart garage door and weather sensing irrigation.

“Specifically, Southwest Florida is a tremendous opportunity where solar hasn’t evolved as much as you’d think it would have,” Herro said. “It’s a tremendous opportunity to look at renewable energy and then sustainable development as a value proposition to attract consumers.”

Meritage Homes is the seventh-largest public homebuilder in the U.S.

In addition to Florida, it has homes in Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Besides Babcock Ranch, Meritage Homes has homes in other Florida cities including Jensen Beach, Lake Worth and Orlando.

There will be six different home models at Babcock Ranch.

They range from 1, 400 square feet to over 3,000 square feet.

Babcock Ranch has an outdoor trail network and access to water sports rentals in Lake Babcock. Additional amenities include sports courts, a swimming pool, playgrounds, a community garden, a walkable downtown with in-community dining and entertainment, a fitness center, co-working spaces and a community charter school.

Meritage Homes focuses on first-time and first move-up buyers.

Herro said the recent shift is good for the homebuilder and provides unprecedented value to people buying homes right now.

“Our homes include dozens of things that cut the utility bill in half and make it better temperature wise and more comfortable,” Herro said. “It’s a better investment.”

The company chose to look at value as a bigger equation.

“It’s not just the home,” he said. “But what does it cost to maintain and operate a home?”

Meritage Homes is also trying to make shoppers aware that these types of energy efficient homes are available.

“Most buyers are thinking of ZIP code, square feet and price,” Herro said. “And even Realtors haven’t grown in the knowledge to drive consumers to these buildings that provide significant benefits.”

Herro used the utility bill as an example.

“What’s rewarding,” he said, “is when you move into the home and get your utility bill and compare it your friends’, they find that the July utility bill, for example, is half.”

Herro said another advantage is being able to sit in a room with big windows and be comfortable in the summer.

“And you don’t have to walk around in blankets and socks in the winter.”

Herro and Meritage Homes are passionate about building homes that will make people’s lives better, and it shows.

“All I want to do is give people the skills in their house to take care of their family.”

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Article Reposted Courtesy of Cape Coral Daily Breeze: https://www.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com/page/content.detail/id/671619/Meritage-Homes-to-build-houses-in-Babcock-Ranch.html?nav=5004

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Health Matters: Team Beats Exercise at Babcock Ranch

“Team Beats is a high-intensity interval training class based off of a timer. Everyone is set up and hooked up to a heart rate monitor during the class so that way we can address the goals, so basically hitting certain heart rate zones,” Said Marc Bifano, an exercise specialist with Lee Health.

Before the class, each participant undergoes a fitness assessment to determine their goals and their exercise limitations. “Some of the class may be in the 60-65 heart rate zone which is really more for fat burning, and then we may shift at another circuit of the class to 65-75 percent which is more endurance and then from there we could go to 75 to 85 percent which is more of a recovery,” he said.

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While the high-intensity interval training works every muscle and burns calories quickly, exercise specialist Marc Bifano says the extreme form of exercise should be limited to three times a week. “It has to be done safely and effectively and making sure that we don’t push people too hard,” Bifano said.

Before and after a HIIT workout, it’s also important for participants to make sure they are stretching, eating healthy foods, and drinking plenty of water. “At Lee Health, we get the best exercise specialists to make sure they know what they’re doing to help people,” he said.

A class designed to build strength and endurance safely, and help people reach their health goals.

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Article Reposted courtesy of NBC 2 News: https://www.nbc-2.com/story/40934024/health-matters-team-beats-exercise

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Trail system at Babcock Ranch

Connected in more ways than one

 

As Babcock Ranch continues to grow, so will its trail system which will have about 50 miles of pedestrian interconnectivity consisting of streetscape, urban and nature trails. This combination provides a framework for bicycle travel to any of the town’s destinations and will eventually connect to the local facilities and regional priority trail connectors.

A one-of-a-kind resident amenity, the trail system can be used not only for transportation and leisure, but also to be immersed in untouched nature. On any adventure, you can expect to see a variety of species that utilize the large, linked greenways, including wading birds, gopher tortoises and river otters.

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Currently there are about eight miles of dedicated streetscape and feature trails, including Sunset Trail at Dick Cuda Park. The next major segment will be about three miles along Curry Lake Canal, set to open in early 2019 with its trailhead located at Jack Peeples Park. One side of the canal is made up of non-paved historic roads used since the ranch’s early days for agricultural purposes. On the other side is the canal’s berm, a natural surface with several boardwalks that cross old cattle crossings and drainage conveyances.

Another future addition and feature trail will be The Solar Circuit, about 13.1 miles connecting to the Eco-Tour Footprints Trail and passing by the FPL Solar Energy Centers observation tower and solar field. In line with Babcock Ranch’s commitment to preservation, a conservation easement will be placed across the natural trail system to ensure its current character remains.

With so much rich history and habitat at Babcock Ranch, the trail system will be a beautiful way for residents and visitors to experience and learn about it all.

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