April 12, 2017 RSS feed / Top News

‘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 authenticit More...

FABULOUS SUNSETS

These are some of the sunsets that inspired Richard and Robin Kinley to be some of the first homebuyers in the nation’s first solar city, Babcock Ranch.   More...

Business News

Babcock’s market and café will cater to all

A community market-place designed to become a vibrant, bustling intersection of food, drink, business and socializing is set to open later this summer in Founder’s Square. More...

Back to the future

Fiber isn’t just fast, it’s future-proof as well — two very different things equally important. More...

Curry Creek Outfitters, the first stop on a Babcock adventure

With Babcock Ranch opening its gate to the world comes a slew of firsts, including the town’s first retail store, Curry Creek Outfitters. More...

Lifestyle

Elton Langford: At Home on the Range

Little boys often dream about being a cowboy, galloping astride a trusty broomstick horse, a looped lariat in hand ready to rope a tree or the family dog, the obligatory Stetson perched atop their little heads.  More...

MEET THE PROFESSIONALS

A Q&A with Michelle Churchill, lifestyle director for CCMC’s Babcock Ranch Residential

Michelle Churchill grew up in Birmingham, England. One of two sisters, she lived in the area for most of her adult life before moving to Florida in 2007 with her husband and two children. More...

Real Estate News

MEET THE BUILDERS

A Q&A with Kitt Kearney, licensed real estate broker and vice president of sales and marketing for Homes by Towne

In March, Kitt Kearney celebrated her 18th year with Homes by Towne, the builder that sold the first homes at Babcock Ranch. Ms. Kearney grew up in Cedurhurst, Long Island. “I didn’t like the cold,” she said. More...

MEET THE PROFESSIONALS

The small-town ethic: Al DiNicola

The right people for the right job. One of Syd Kitson’s talents, apparently — in addition to being the most forward-thinking pragmatist on the development planet — is picking the right person for the right job. More...

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Letting the sunshine in: Babcock Ranch’s solar field

The sun shines bright on the world’s first solar town, where Florida Power & Light powers Babcock Ranch’s water and sewage treatment plant, businesses in Founder’s Square and the first homes. More...

BABCOCK RANCH: A DECADE IN THE MAKING

FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS, ELIZABETH ANDRES HAS literally followed the paper trail leading to March’s grand public unveiling of Babcock Ranch during the Founder’s Festival. As a paralegal who joined Kitson & Partners in 2007, Ms. More...

Community

Meet Babcock Ranch’s first home buyers

Ten years after plans to develop the first solar-powered town were announced, its first homebuyers — Robin and Richard Kinley of Atlanta, and Jim and Donna Aveck of Punta Gorda — have officially signed on to become residents. More...

SCHOOL PROGRESS

Construction of the Babcock Neighborhood School, for students in grades K-8, is proceeding quickly and will be ready for students when the 2017-2018 school year begins in August. More...

Babcock Neighborhood School selects principal

Shannon Treece brings wealth of experience to innovative school

Babcock Neighborhood School has selected a veteran school administrator and teacher, Shannon Treece, as principal of the new public charter school that will be opening with kindergarten through sixth grade in the fall. More...

Outdoors

Bike it, hike it, however you like it: Babcock Ranch has a trail for you

Visitors are already hitting the trails at Babcock Ranch. More...

Arts and Entertainment News

BABCOCK RANCH EVENTS

FITNESS   All classes are for anyone and, unless stated otherwise, are free. Classes are outside, either under the band shell or shade structure in the Downtown District. More...

New on the dining scene: Table & Tap

With its tall windows overlooking Lake Babcock, Table & Tap restaurant opened its doors in March to Southwest Floridians who have been stopping by to see what this new town and one of its first businesses is all about. More...