Why Choose a Master-Planned Community?

Where you live is just as important as what lives near you—your community often shapes your routines, how you socialize, and even how you work.

We’re all looking for ways to make our lives better, whether it’s a short commute to the office, a grocery store minutes away, or neighborhood parks and trails for outdoor activities. If you’re house hunting, you’ve likely heard this term frequently, but let’s dig in and answer the question: 

Why should I live in a master-planned community?

A master-planned community (MPC) is designed from the ground up to offer everything a community needs. Convenience, schools, shops, entertainment, and potentially even your workplace are all right there, minutes from home.

What are some of the major benefits of this kind of lifestyle?

With everything right outside your door, you can spend less time in the car and more time doing what you love. Living in a master-planned community also opens a world of opportunities to change your life.  

    Master-planned communities are designed to foster relationships between neighbors—from resident events to inviting public spaces, it’s easy to feel part of something bigger here.
    Gyms, retail shops, medical services, restaurants, schools, co-working spaces, grocery stores—you name it, today’s master-planned communities probably have it. At build out, Babcock Ranch will have town centers that feature shopping, dining, and services, so no matter where you live in the community, you’re only minutes away from everything you need.
    Unlike many suburban areas, MPCs are thoughtfully designed to integrate with their environment and weave natural wonder into daily life, whether landscaping with native plants or expansive trail systems that connect to parks and other neighborhoods. At Babcock Ranch, we took things a step further by preserving 50% of our land for dedicated green spaces.
    MPCs are designed with safety in mind, with many offering gated neighborhoods and community watch services. Neighbors watch out for one another, and that sense of community contributes to peace of mind.
    Master-planned communities are designed to promote a walkable lifestyle. Planned trails help you easily get around without a car, and a walkable lifestyle is a great way to explore parts of your community you might never visit otherwise. When everything you need is right in your neighborhood, your roots run deep—and life begins to bloom in brand-new ways.

What separates Babcock Ranch from other master-planned communities?

Babcock Ranch is an entirely new kind of master-planned community.  As America’s first solar-powered town, we’re proud to be the hometown of tomorrow. Where high-speed fiber optic internet is standard in every home, neighborhoods are designed to live in harmony with Florida’s breathtaking beauty, and kids walk to best-in-class schools. Where sustainable building practices are the gold standard, and we’re guided by eight core initiatives that drive us to never stop innovating and improving our town.

Want to visit and tour our town? Our Discovery Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday; stop by and experience an unparalleled way of life at Babcock Ranch.