Babcock Ranch Parade of Homes

2019 Parade of Homes
Homes for the Holidays at Babcock Ranch!
November 22 – December 8

 

Babcock Ranch and the Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association are excited to present the 2019 Parade Of Homes at Babcock Ranch!  Stop by the Discovery Center inside Woodlea Hall to register and receive your ticket entry booklet for a chance to win great prizes at all of the stops along the Parade of Homes route.

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Babcock Ranch proudly features homes from some of the nation’s and the region’s finest builders. These participating builders showcase the latest trends in home design, craftsmanship, and building materials, and serve as the perfect complement to the design and sustainability principles on which Babcock Ranch was founded.

Don’t miss this year’s Parade of Homes
You just might find your new Home for the Holidays!

November 22 – December 8, 2019
Monday through Saturday 9a – 5p
and Sunday, 11a – 5p

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Babcock Ranch: Award Winning Water Management

We Love Our Water

 

Babcock Ranch, America’s first solar-powered hometown, was founded on core principles of sustainability and eco-responsibility. Now we’re proud to announce that our Babcock Ranch Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), operated by Town & Country Utilities, has been recognized with several top environmental protection awards for water reuse and water quality.

The Florida Water Environment Association presented the Babcock Ranch WRF with both the prestigious 2019 David W. York Award honoring outstanding water reuse projects in Florida and the important Earle B. Phelps Award, recognizing wastewater treatment facilities that have maintained the highest removal of pollutants in transforming wastewater into “reclaimed water” for responsible irrigation.

Additionally, Babcock Ranch Water Utilities received the 2018 Domestic Plant Operations Excellence Award for Drinking Water Plant Operations from the Florida Department of Environment Protection.

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Living a better life at Babcock Ranch means knowing that we are protecting our beautiful eco-friendly landscape and natural habitats for all to enjoy.

“Water everywhere in Babcock Ranch is protected for both humans and the natural environment thanks to the tradition of stewardship started by the Babcock family and anchored firmly in place as a founding principle of our new town. In addition to award-winning water management, here are a few more things our residents are proud of:

• Landscape requirements for low impact native and naturalized landscape materials increase water conservation without sacrificing beauty and enjoyment.

• WaterSense® compliant fixtures in all homes as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. WaterSense is a voluntary EPA partnership program dedicated to conserving water resources for future generations.
(Also a money saver for residents.)

• Rehydrating the preserve area around Curry Lake through a series of weirs has naturally restored historic conditions and brought back the native bird population–the rebound in the ecosystem has been remarkable.

• Rather than manmade solutions for storm water, we are working to restore the capacity of natural systems to slow and filter surface water naturally and thoroughly.

Old Florida lives on in recreation-rich Punta Gorda

Old Florida lives on in recreation-rich Punta Gorda

If Punta Gorda had a beach, or was even close to a beach, it would be a different place – better known to tourists, more commercial.

Instead, Punta Gorda has a magnificent riverfront location and has retained more of its connection to its past. After you’ve visited, you might decide a beach would’ve ruined its Old Florida charm.

Located midway between Naples and Tampa, Punta Gorda is on the shores of the wide Peace River, which flows into Charlotte Harbor, the second largest estuary in Florida. These waters are known internationally for fishing (especially tarpon) and sailing. The river gives Punta Gorda stunning water vistas, and the downtown makes the most of its location.

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Parks and walking/biking paths line the waterfront. Alongside the river are historic neighborhoods with cobbled streets and stately old homes. In winter, Punta Gorda’s calendar is full of festivals and its downtown buzzes with pedestrians on weekends.

The town’s attractions for visitors are very diverse:

Peace River Botanic Gardens opened only weeks ago. It is located on 27 acres abutting the Peace River, with massive sculptures and landscaped grounds. The gardens were founded by Roger E. Tetrault, retired CEO of a large off-shore oil company and a distinguished leader in science and technology, and his wife. Admission is $12 adults. Details at .

Muscle Car City Museum is another attraction that started with a resident’s passion. It displays more than 200 of Rick Treworgy’s personal collection of Detroit’s finest, all perfect specimens that are waxed weekly and driven periodically. The car museum displays 60 Corvettes; he owns 70, including 16 of the much admired 1967 427 Corvette model. Treworgy explains: “I was going after one of every color, but it got away from me.” The museum has a fun 1960s style diner on the premises. Details at .

Peace River Wildlife Center is a small wildlife rehabilitation center located in the mangroves overlooking Charlotte Harbor at Ponce de Leon Park. You can visit every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Permanently disabled pelicans, eagles, hawks, ospreys, tortoises and turtles are among its residents. Admission is free, though donations are encouraged. Ponce Park, by the way, is also the favorite spot to watch sunsets over Charlotte Harbor. .

The city is the perfect place to take a sight-seeing cruise on Charlotte Harbor, where you are likely to see dolphins and many kinds of birds. You also can take a longer cruise on to explore nearby beaches and islands, including Cabbage Key and a pristine barrier island with miles of beach that is home to a state park. The operates boat tours out of the downtown marina. Info:

Near downtown you’ll find Fisherman’s Village, a waterfront open-air mall with restaurants, locally owned shops and live music. Built on a pier over the water, it is easy to spend time here dining, shopping and enjoying the views.

For a small town, Punta Gorda has a surprising number of good restaurants. We recommend a local favorite for buckets of fresh blue crabs — Peace River Seafood, a true crab shack in an authentic 1927 Cracker cabin just outside town.

When you’re ready to venture beyond town, Punta Gorda offers many recreational opportunities – kayaking, sailing, fishing, hiking, bird-watching, biking.

You can use Punta Gorda as your base and make a day trip (or several day trips) to these outstanding destinations:

Boca Grande, an exclusive resort island where the presidential Bush dynasty has vacationed, is a 45 minute drive around Charlotte Harbor. You cross a scenic causeway (and pay a $6 toll) to reach its spectacular beaches, two historic lighthouses including one with a museum and Gasparilla Island State Park. Beaches here have stunning and you can explore the island by rental bike on a paved scenic trail. The visit is the worth the toll!

The barrier island beaches just north of Boca Grande are excellent and worth discovering. Stump Pass Beach State Park is a pristine and undeveloped barrier island located at the end of Manasota Key. Nearby, Englewood Beach offers similar dazzling sand and shells, but is more accessible with lots of parking.

There is excellent fresh-water kayaking at local streams, such as Shell Creek, and salt-water kayaking along the mangrove fringed coast. can arrange a tour or rent equipment for several different trips. Shell Creek, five miles east of Punta Gorda, deserves to be better known: I think it was one of the prettiest kayak trails in Florida. Info:

A half hour east of town, the Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area is 65,000 acres of flatwoods, hammocks, prairies and marshes. This is the place for red-cockaded woodpeckers, sandhill cranes and, in winter, thousands of tree and barn swallows. Babcock-Webb offers guided adventures tours, which use old school buses to traverse rough roads and splash through shallow waters to view wildlife. The tours are $24 for adults and $16 for children 3 to 12. Info:

Adjacent to the wildlife area is a new community being developed that is being called the nation’s first solar town – Babcock Ranch. It already produces enough solar energy to run the planned community. The downtown has a farm-to-table restaurant and craft beer garden. Info:

Have more time? You’ll find great places to hike and look for birds around here. A good tool for locating places to explore is the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, , where you can see all the locations on a map.

 

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Builder launches new lakefront gated community

Edgewater in Babcock Ranch will have 166 single-family homes with premium lake and preserve views.

 

BABCOCK RANCH — National builder Pulte Homes recently announced it will build a new gated community in Babcock Ranch, a master-planned community in Lee and Charlotte counties billed as America’s first solar-powered town.

The community, named Edgewater, will have 166 single-family homes with premium lake and preserve views, according to a statement. Built along the shores of Lake Timber, the 74-acre neighborhood will offer Babcock Ranch-exclusive one- and two-story homes on 42-, 52- and 66-foot-wide homesites, the release adds.

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Edgewater at Babcock Ranch will be a gated community that features its own private amenity center with a resort-style pool, cabana and fire pit, along with outdoor space.

“Pulte’s Life Tested home designs and high building standards have resonated with Babcock Ranch homebuyers, resulting in robust sales within the Parkside, Lake Timber and Lake Babcock neighborhoods,” says Richard McCormick, president of PulteGroup’s Southwest Florida Division, in the release. “Edgewater will appeal to homebuyers seeking Pulte-quality homes at an attractive price point in a gated, niche location with spectacular water and preview views within Babcock Ranch.”

Models in Edgewater are expected to break ground in December and the community is scheduled to open in Spring 2020.

Pulte Homes is a national brand of PulteGroup Inc.

Reprinted courtesy of https://www.businessobserverfl.com/article/builder-launches-new-lakefront-gated-community

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Trails Edge at Babcock Ranch Inventory Ready Homes

Sylvester Floorplan – Homesite 1056

4 Bed  l  3 Bathrooms
2 Car Garage  l  2,032 Sq. Ft.
Cherry Kitchen and Bathroom Cabinets
Granite Kitchen Countertops
20″ x 20″ Ceramic Tile
Screened Lanai
Large Pie Shaped Lot
Lake Views!

Sidewalks on both sides of street

$250 HOA includes Hi-Speed Internet,
Full Lawn Maintenance, and Access to the Various Amenities within Babcock Ranch

WAS $277,498

NOW $260,099
with $3,000 in closing cost assistance

Welcome to Trail’s Edge, Lennar’s community within the world’s first solar-powered town, Babcock Ranch. Careful, deliberate planning has brought this groundbreaking town to life, featuring a unique collection of Lennar’s “Everything’s Included” homes, with Green Building Features. Babcock Ranch provides access to true Healthy Florida Living for both residents and environment, with incredible amenities and every convenience.

Located just north of Fort Myers, Babcock Ranch combines hometown traditions with the unique beauty of Southwest Florida, with 80% of the town dedicated to natural preserves. Nearby to Fort Myers beaches and exciting nightlife, and including six million square feet of its own commercial space, Babcock Ranch is the ultimate address. Come home to a Lennar home at Trail’s End and start benefiting from the most advanced technologies while reconnecting with nature and neighbors.

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Babcock Ranch to host Dragon Boat Challenge

Article reposted courtesy of https://www.gulfshorelife.com/events/babcock-ranch-to-host-dragon-boat-challenge/

Calling all paddlers! Registration is open for the second annual Babcock Ranch Dragon Boat Challenge Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Founder’s Square at Babcock Ranch, located just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31.   Gather your friends, family members and coworkers to form a Dragon Boat team, or register as an individual and be assigned to a team to compete in the event that is part of the 2019 High Five Gulf Coast Mini Dragon Boat Series.   High Five Dragon Boat will provide teams with all the necessary equipment, including a boat, paddles and life vests. Mini Dragon Boats are 25 feet long, with five rows seating 10 paddlers, a drummer and a steerperson. Standard 42-foot boats that accommodate 20 paddlers will also be available.   Teams can enter in racing categories including Premier Mixed, Women and Open, Senior Mixed, Women and Open. Breast cancer survivors can register individually and will be assigned to teams as part of the weekend-long PINKtober Celebration.   Each team will race the 400-meter course in three heats, with no elimination. Division winners will be recognized in a post-race awards ceremony.   Individual paddlers are $60; team rates start from $475. Team registration is open through Friday, Oct. 18. All paddlers must be 14 years of age or older; drummers must be at least 12 years old. Entry fees vary by division. For more information or to register your team, visit www.babcockranchdragonboatfestival.com.

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Meritage Homes Announces Opening of New Model Home in Babcock Ranch

PUNTA GORDA, Fla., Oct. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Meritage Homes, the seventh-largest public homebuilder in the U.S., today announced the official opening of its model home, the Osprey, within the Lake Babcock neighborhood in Babcock Ranch.

With the increasing demand for sustainable and affordable new homes, Meritage Homes has designed cost-effective homes that include energy-efficient features standard. Meritage’s advanced and sustainable building practices mean buyers can enjoy greater cost savings and comfort. Babcock Ranch is the nation’s first solar-powered community, which aligns perfectly with Meritage Homes’ vision for building better, healthier homes for buyers. In addition, stainless steel appliances, flexible living spaces, fireplaces and granite countertops are among a few of the features buyers can expect from this Meritage Homes community that is designed with them in mind.

Community Quick Facts

  • NameBabcock Ranch
  • Address: 16216 Palmetto Street, Babcock Ranch, FL 33982
  • Price Range:  Starting from the mid-$200,000s
  • Home Sizes: Approximately 1,400 to 3,000 square feet
  • Models Available to Tour: 1
  • Home Designs: 6
  • School District: Babcock Ranch

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Situated off Palmetto Street and bordering Trout Creek, these homes are in close proximity to a walkable downtown with dining and entertainment options, as well as top-rated schools. The Meritage Homes Babcock Ranch community will offer six designer-curated ranch and two-story options ranging from approximately 1,400 to just over 3,000 square feet, with prices starting from the mid-$200,000s. Additionally, with the savings from Meritage Homes’ energy-efficient features, Babcock Ranch buyers may be eligible for certain USDA programs which allow qualified homebuyers to purchase a new home with no down payment and/or low interest rates.

“Babcock Ranch raises the bar for sustainable, responsible growth for residential communities across the country. We chose to build in Babcock Ranch because it exemplified our vision of building better, smarter and healthier homes with our energy-efficient building practices, technologically advanced amenities and modern designs,” said Justin Cook, South Florida Division President at Meritage Homes. “We provide transparent pricing and quick move-in timelines which makes buying new home construction simpler, easier and more affordable for our buyers.”

Meritage Homes offers a streamlined purchase process for first-time, move-up and move-down buyers by providing a one-stop-shop for sales and design at the community. With Meritage Homes’ LiVE.NOW.® offerings, buyers can select quick move-in options featuring the latest design trends. Currently, every home also includes Meritage Homes’ M.Connected Home™ Automation Suite, with features like Wi-Fi enabled video doorbells, smart door locks, lighting controls, and advanced thermostats. In addition, these homes are built with energy- and money-saving features such as open cell spray-foam insulation, ENERGY STAR® certified appliances, Low-E windows, a fresh air management system and more.

 

About Meritage Homes

Meritage Homes is the seventh-largest public homebuilder in the United States, based on homes closed in 2018. Meritage offers a variety of homes that are designed with a focus on first-time and first move-up buyers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The Company has designed and built over 120,000 homes in its 34-year history, and has a reputation for its distinctive style, quality construction, and positive customer experience. Meritage is the industry leader in energy-efficient homebuilding and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award every year since 2013 for innovation and industry leadership in energy efficient homebuilding.

Article Reposted courtesy of https://finance.yahoo.com/news/meritage-homes-announces-opening-model-214809194.html

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Babcock Ranch Lake Front Trevi(Sylvester) home back on market!

Lake Front Trevi Floor Plan back on market!

4 Bed 3 Bath 2 Car Garage 2,032 Square Feet

**Featuring Brown Cabinets, Venetian Ice Granite, Amazon Home Automation Package, Crown Molding, and more!

WAS: $272,898

NOW: $259,299!!

Don’t miss out on this amazing priced lake front home!!

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Babcock Ranch ranked SWFL top master-planned community

Babcock Ranch ranked SWFL top master-planned community

Babcock Ranch — America’s first solar-powered town, located just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31 — is ranked Southwest Florida’s top master-planned community, based on Metrostudy data on single-family home annual starts in Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties.

The analysis of the Southwest Florida housing market through June shows Babcock Ranch as the region’s leader by more than 20%, with 295 annual starts, according to Metrostudy, a leading provider of primary and secondary market information to the housing and residential construction industry.

Babcock Ranch was created by Kitson & Partners with respect for the natural environment and the philosophy that smart growth and sustainability work hand in hand. Half of the town’s 18,000- acre footprint is set aside as greenways, parks and expansive lakes, providing recreation and scenic backdrops for Babcock Ranch’s homes and the Founder’s Square downtown district.

Babcock Ranch has 11 homebuilders offering more than 50 home designs for nearly every lifestyle, from condominiums to villas to single-family estates ranging from 1,107 to more than 4,000 square feet.

Homes, with prices ranging from $189,999 to more than $1 million, are built to Florida Green Building Coalition standards, emphasizing energy and water conservation, and offer a full gigabyte of fiber-optic connectivity.

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More than two dozen model and quick-delivery homes are now open or under construction by Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Divco Custom Homes, Florida Lifestyle Homes, Fox Premier Builders, Homes by Towne, Lennar, Meritage Homes, Pulte Homes, Solara Homes, Stock Classic Homes and WCI. Many models are open for viewing daily.

Babcock National, a new golf and lifestyle community within Babcock Ranch, will feature 18 of Lennar’s most popular home designs. Homes at Babcock National start from $189,999.

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Article Reposted Courtesy of Florida Weekly https://charlottecounty.floridaweekly.com/articles/babcock-ranch-ranked-swfl-top-master-planned-community/

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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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