Babcock Ranch is characterized by its green initiatives, healthy lifestyle, new technology, outdoor amenities, educational endeavors, and energy efficient homes. Using its own photovoltaic grid with 430 acres of solar panels, residents receive their energy sources from the shining Florida sun. The community also has its own waste water treatment plant, clean energy research center, storm drainage bioswales, freshwater lake, marshland areas, nature paths, vegetable and fruit gardens, electric car charging stations, and self-driving electric trolleys. The beautiful result is an opulent town that marries progressive technology with environmentally-friendly parameters.
Babcock National is also well-known for its 18-hole championship golf course, which is designed by course architect Gordon Lewis. Amenities within this community include a resort-style swimming pool, tennis courts, tiki bar, bocce ball, fitness center, and full-service spa.
Gated neighborhoods, Edgewater and Edgewater Shores feature one and two-story single family homes with open floor plans that are built by Pulte Homes. Lake Timber is a Lennar WCI built community that boasts large single-family homes with a contemporary design. Two other Pulte-built communities, Northridge and Parkside are both defined by their simple yet elegant single family homes that feature views of pristine lakes and wildlife preserves. Finally, Trails Edge is a Lennar WCI developed neighborhood that contains three distinct collections: executive homes, manor homes, and villas.
Each community showcases its own amenities, which commonly include swimming pools, clubhouses, fishing docks, and walking trails. Additionally, residents enjoy the large-scale amenities, restaurants, gardens, outdoor concerts, and events within the town itself.
The heart of the community is Founder's Square, the central gathering place for residents and guests. Located at the northern end of the downtown district along Lake Babcock, Founder's Square features an outdoor amphitheater, farm-to-table restaurants, pubs, shops, and boutiques. Neighbors enjoy visiting the Discovery Center at Woodlea Hall, strolling along the boardwalk with an ice-cream cone, listening to live music, cooling off at the interactive splash pad, and exercising at the Healthy Life Center.
Alongside popular shops and restaurants, Discovery Center also features a Publix, vet, pet groomer, nail salon, post office, and a co-working space. Another point of interest nearby is Cypress Lodge, which is situated along Lake Babcock. This retreat presents an outdoor clubroom, expansive swimming pool, cabanas, game lawn, fire pits, and conversational seating.
Families residing in Babcock Ranch are pleased to send their children to Babcock Ranch Neighborhood School, an A-rated charter school that serves children from kindergarten through 8th grade. After 8th grade, students transition to Babcock Ranch High School, a new public high school that is also governed by the Charlotte County School District. Both schools focus on “greenSTEAM,” an educational program that fuses science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics with local conservation and sustainability principles.
Preschool-age children are proud to attend Bloom Academy, an academic-based preschool facility that features innovative creative spaces, healthy meals, and kinesthetic-style learning approaches.
Located in Southwest Florida, Babcock Ranch encompasses 96,000 acres of former farmland. Core initiatives at Babcock Ranch include 50% of footprint; 9,000 acres of greenspace; smart technology and free public WiFi; more than 50,000 acres of hiking trails; restoration projects for wetlands and canals; farm-to-table restaurants and markets; outdoor recreation; health facilities; green schools; adult education courses; and an electric autonomous shuttle service.
This premier, private oasis is situated less than 15 miles from downtown Fort Myers, 28 miles from Punta Gorda, and less than 20 miles from the Southwest Florida International Airport. It truly has everything you could ask for when it comes to tranquil Florida living.