July 13, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Babcock Ranch president sees himself as orchestra conductor

Rick Severance, 48, grew up in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, the oldest of three brothers, all athletic. Mr. Severance competed on the swimming and diving team at Florida State University. More...

Babcock Ranch to offer sample of state’s former pristine glory

Florida will never resemble what it was in the 19th century, a time before massive development, a land now beyond remembering by every living Floridian. Except, that is, for those who read a beloved 1984 novel by Patrick D. More...

Babcock Ranch firmly entrenched in SWFL history

The names meld together nearly into one word — Babcockranch. But, of course, it’s two words — Babcock Ranch. Those words mean so much and represent so much and have for decades that they’ve essentially merged into one. More...

Babcock enterprises continues a 100-year tradition

Used to be, Babcock Ranch was home to not much more than cowboys, farmers, their cows and crops, and all manner of wilderness, from cypress sloughs to piney flatwoods to dry prairies. More...

Business News

Babcock Ranch to make powerful energy statement

For the first time in the United States, a sizable little town that will someday include about 50,000 residents is openly worshipping the sun. More...

MEET THE PROFESSIONALS

Chief planner sees his job as fantastic opportunity

Gary Nelson has his finger on the pulse of the Babcock Ranch town development, from the layout of subdivisions, roads and trails to the details of landscaping that residents will see every day. More...

PHASE 1 MAP

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Babcock Ranch designing water stewardship from ground up

Planners are aiming to make the Babcock Ranch community an oasis of water conservation and stewardship in Florida. More...

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A REALITY EMERGES ...

The first phase of Founders Square at Babcock Ranch has been designed to accommodate the needs of its first residents as well as entice the public with restaurants, specialty foods and an outfitter for hiking, biking and paddling purchases and rental More...

‘Babcock Style’ celebrates Florida’s architectural past

Homes reminiscent of early Florida and its melting pot of architectural influences — Craftsman, Spanish, farmhouse, Colonial/West Indies and coastal design unique to the Gulf of Mexico — echo Babcock Ranch’s emphasis on authenticity and its commitmen More...

GROUND BREAKING

Kitson & Partners breaks ground for new downtown

  Breaking ground for the new downtown on June 28, from the left: Tracy Hunt, VP of Operations at Skanska; Syd Kitson, Chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners; Tom Hoban, President, Chief Investment Officer and Partner of Kitson & Partner More...

Community

Meet the Townmakers

... the people behind the creation of Babcock Ranch

TOWN-MAKING REQUIRES DIVERSE skill sets, each of which contributes to the creation of a place where people will live, learn, work and play. More...

DRIVING DISTANCES TO BABCOCK RANCH

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Outdoors

Babcock Ranch launching point for exploring Florida’s ecosystem

On sprawling conservation lands, in a mosaic of palmetto flatwoods and cypress dome forests, oak hammocks and dry prairie, among lakes and pastures and under endless sky, opportunities for adventure abound. More...

Take a ride on the wild side

The swamp buggy bumps and chugs along a well-worn dirt and grass path skirting the perimeter of an open cattle pasture and slogging through a freshwater pond before plunging about 16 inches deep into the tannic water of Babcock Ranch Preserve’s Teleg More...