Midtown Springs to Life with New Builders and New Neighborhoods
As our story unfolds, our core initiatives continue to shape our growth. Our second phase, named Midtown, celebrates our natural landscape and outdoor recreation, and brings six new neighborhoods to Babcock Ranch. There’s also parks within a park.
Nestled along its namesake canal, Curry Creek linear park will meander along 3.5 miles, integrating six smaller parks — such as Lagoon, Bark Park and Treehouse Point — that offer their own distinct experiences. Amenities will include pavilions and lawns for community events, gardens, playgrounds and observation areas to enjoy surrounding preserves and wetlands.
Midtown will also offer residents a new central gathering space: a next-generation, mixed-use town center with dining, offices, shops and apartments all within a seven-acre Village Green. Beyond the Village Green will be six new neighborhoods, including the town’s first for Active Adults 55+, from veteran Babcock Ranch builders and new additions happy to become part of the Babcock Ranch legacy.
“Babcock Ranch is forward-thinking, and we are appreciative to be part of it,” said Chad Peterson, division manager for William Ryan Homes, a Chicago-based builder making its first foray into the Southwest Florida market. “We like the sustainability and solar power aspects and the energy efficiency requirements, which is something we take pride in.”
William Ryan’s neighborhood, The Sanctuary, will offer 476 single-family homes and a variety of family-friendly amenities will include a resort-style pool, splashpad, playground, and an event lawn for food trucks and movie nights with neighbors. And close to Midtown’s Village Green will be Creekside Run, a 100-acre neighborhood of 291 single-family homes from Southwest Florida’s Christopher Alan Homes. The neighborhood’s three model homes will feature a selection of two- to -five-bedroom floor plans for visitors to tour.
This fall, national luxury builder Toll Bros. is bringing its Active Adult brand to Regency at Babcock Ranch. The neighborhood’s mix of 485 single-family and low-maintenance attached villas will overlook lakes and preserves, and will be complemented by vibrant resort-style amenities designed for an active, social lifestyle.
Planned for 499 homes on 125 acres, Palmetto Landing by D. R. Horton will offer one- and two-story single-family homes and villas, including prime lake and preserve homesites. “Homes in Palmetto Landing will cater to homebuyers of all stages in life looking for a quality home at an attractive price,” shares Lizzie Malaniak, marketing manager for the builder’s Southwest Florida division. Palmetto Landing will also have a private clubhouse with a social room, fitness center, pool and sports courts.
Also coming are new neighborhoods from veteran Babcock Ranch builders Meritage Homes and Pulte Homes. Meritage’s Crescent Lakes will be a gated neighborhood offering a dozen single-family home designs and a private amenity center with a pool, cabana, pickleball and other sports courts. National builder Pulte Homes anticipates launching sales in Verde in mid-2023, with 399 single-family homes available on 109 acres and neighborhood amenities including a pool and covered cabana.
“With Verde, we’re also focused on providing families with the ability to secure a new home in a shorter time frame with a selection of quick move-in homes,” shares Josh Graeve, president of PulteGroup’s Southwest Florida Division.
With more homes to choose from, more neighborhoods to love, and more options to play, work, explore, shop, and dine, Midtown ushers in a new era of happier, healthier living at Babcock Ranch.