Babcock Ranch surpasses another milestone with over 4,000 homes sold

More than 4,000 homes have sold at Babcock Ranch, America’s first solar-powered town and the seventh fastest-selling master-planned community in the U.S. in 2023.

“From the first sale in 2017 to the 4,000th in 2024, we continue to be honored by the trust every resident has placed in the town and us as a developer,” said Syd Kitson, chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners. “Homebuyers are looking for the better way of life Babcock Ranch has become known for in just seven years.”

Annual home sales illustrate the town’s steady growth, one guided by building in harmony with nature and a commitment to environmental stewardship, sustainability, innovation and resiliency. Babcock Ranch has ranked among industry-leading RCLCO Real Estate Advisors and John Burns Real Estate Consulting’s top 50 communities in the country based on yearly sales since 2020.

The town’s rapid home sales are balanced by the addition of new amenities, including close-to-home retail stores, restaurants, and professional services at Crescent B Commons shopping center.
A second shopping center under construction at The Shoppes at Yellow Pine will introduce several new retailers, restaurants, and service providers as well as a partnership with Tampa General Hospital for a new urgent care facility and space to provide additional medical services.

Babcock Ranch also continues to meet buyer demand for social opportunities and outdoor recreation with the introduction of new neighborhoods and homes as well as new trails and parks such as THE PKWY – a series of six interconnecting parks in MidTown with pavilions, playgrounds, multipurpose fields, a lagoon and an observation tower overlooking preserves, lakes and wetlands. Three of the new parks are expected to be completed this year as is a new 23-acre sports complex, offering softball and baseball diamonds, multipurpose fields, a skate park, running track and game night field with a concession stand.
The Solar Ranch – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center, representing the partnership between Babcock Ranch and Florida Power & Light Company, opened in May to the public, offering an educational and entertaining perspective into the inner workings of solar power.

Kitson & Partners’ innovative community design interlinks large lakes and wetlands for stormwater control, wildlife restoration and scenic views from Babcock Ranch’s homes and community gathering spaces. Miles of meandering nature trails, hiking and biking paths connect residents to outdoor recreation and each other.

As Southwest Florida’s best-selling community, Babcock Ranch appeals to a variety of buyers, from young millennials and families of all sizes to seasonal residents, empty nesters and retirees. The town offers new-construction homes in WestTown and the new MidTown district, where eight neighborhoods feature single-family homes, low-maintenance villas, as well as private amenities and Babcock Ranch’s first neighborhood for active adults 55+. MidTown will also offer a future live-work-play town center and village green.

Over a dozen neighborhoods in Babcock Ranch offer villas, townhomes, waterfront coach homes and single-family residences and dozens of one- and two-story floor plans by regional and national homebuilders Christopher Alan Homes, D.R. Horton, DiVosta, Lennar, Meritage Homes, Pulte Homes, Toll Brothers and William Ryan Homes as well as custom homes by Florida Lifestyle Homes.
Newly introduced rental neighborhoods, The Flatwoods, offering three- to five-bedroom single-family homes, and Canopy at Babcock Ranch, offering studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, provide short- and long-term options for living at Babcock Ranch.

Created by Kitson & Partners with the philosophy that smart growth and sustainability work hand-in-hand, half of Babcock Ranch’s town’s footprint is set aside as greenways, parks and expansive lakes, providing recreation and scenic backdrops for homes and the Founder’s Square downtown district. Encompassing 18,000 acres, the town is planned for 19,500 residences and about 6,000,000 square feet of commercial space.

Built to Florida Green Building Coalition standards, homes emphasize energy, water conservation and have a full gig of fiber-optic connectivity. Prices range from the upper-$200,000s to $4 million.
For more information about Southwest Florida’s new 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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