Babcock Ranch ranks 10th among 50 best-selling communities in the United States

BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. — Babcock Ranch is the 10th best-selling planned community in the United States, according to mid-year rankings by prominent real estate consulting firm RCLCO. Babcock Ranch has jumped 4 spots since late 2021, when it claimed 14th place on the RCLCO’s annual list of the nation’s 50 best-selling planned communities.

The July 18 announcement follows several milestones at Babcock Ranch with total home sales now exceeding 2,220 and more than 1,700 homes closed. The city will soon introduce new neighborhoods, builders, amenities and facilities, including the opening of Babcock High School and the Field House in August.

“We are thrilled that our vision and this special place has resonated with so many families who have chosen a better way to live,” said Syd Kitson, president and CEO of city developer Kitson & Partners. “It’s an exciting time at Babcock Ranch for residents, homebuyers and the community as we create an innovative sustainable hometown with a true sense of community and a unique lifestyle in harmony with nature.”

Babcock Ranch, America’s first solar-powered town, debuted on the RCLCO list in July 2020 and has steadily risen in the ranking, which is based on total new home sales in planned communities in across the country. Babcock Ranch began marketing new homes in 2017 and welcomed its first residents in January 2018.

Babcock Ranch was established by Kitson & Partners with the philosophy that smart growth and sustainability go hand in hand. Half of the city’s footprint is reserved for greenways, parks, and expansive lakes, providing recreational and scenic backdrops to the homes of Babcock Ranch and the downtown district of Founder’s Square. Built to Florida Green Building Coalition standards, the homes emphasize energy and water conservation, innovation, and feature a full gigabyte of fiber optic connectivity.

Babcock Ranch continues to explore higher environmental standards in home building with the recent introduction of its new neighborhood – Innovation Way – with seven demonstration homes serving as a proving ground and living lab. National homebuilders Lennar, Pulte Homes and DR Horton are evaluating the possibilities for a new wave of homebuilding solutions, implementing advanced technology, new materials and new construction practices to create the most energy efficient, most water efficient and healthiest in the world. market. Florida Power & Light Company will analyze energy efficiency throughout the test period.

Babcock Ranch was named Master Planned Community of the Year by the Lee Building Industry Association for a second consecutive year in 2021.

Babcock Ranch offers homes from national builders including DR Horton, Lennar, Meritage Homes, Pulte Homes, and WCI, as well as custom homes from AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg, Divco Custom Homes, and Florida Lifestyle Homes. More neighborhoods from Christopher Alan Homes, Toll Brothers and William Ryan Homes will be available soon.

Babcock Ranch home builders offer over 50 home designs ranging from 1,120 to over 4,000 square feet. The homes appeal to millennials, families, empty-nesters and retirees, with base prices ranging from $200,000 to over $1.5 million.

Babcock Ranch recently unveiled plans for Midtown, the town’s newest chapter in development, celebrating outdoor recreation and the natural landscape with more places to live, work, play and connect with nature and each other. others. The first phase of Midtown will introduce eight new neighborhoods, new builders and a carefully designed next-generation downtown for restaurants, offices, retail and waterfront apartments across seven acres of scenic green space. The new Curry Creek Park, a 3.5 mile linear park, leads into Midtown, offering 50 acres of unique pocket parks, pavilions and event lawns for picnics and community events, gardens, playgrounds games for adults, children and dogs, and intact reserves and wetlands.

For more information on Southwest Florida’s newest hometown, located just northeast of Fort Myers off Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, visit the Woodlea Hall Discovery Center at 42850 Crescent Loop in Babcock Ranch , call 877-709-6620 or visit

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