Babcock Ranch Sells First Homes in SWFL Green Community

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A new town in Southwest Florida is changing people’s expectations on how to live. Babcock Ranch off Highway 31 near Ft. Myers is using solar energy to become a greener community.

Babcock Ranch said when all said and done they hope to have more than 50,000 people calling the place home.

“It’s about front porch living, we want people to reconnect,” said Babcock President Rick Severance.

Home sales have begun for Babcock Ranch with several already sold. What makes the town so unique is the approach to a sustainable and green lifestyle.

Babcock Ranch owns their own water and waste water.  They are using gray water for all the irrigation and we are getting water from the aquifers on the property.

But water isn’t the only thing they are doing differently than most communities. The way they produce energy is also new.  It’s the cleanest form of energy of any town in the United States right now.  It’s solar during the day, and when the sun goes down it pulls back.  And natural gas with TECO comes in the evening.

The entire 18,000 livable acres is a Florida Green Building Coalition certified town with even the smallest details like sidewalks and tree-lined streets being environmentally friendly.

It makes people realize that if you take the collective elements associated with sustainability, a little bit goes a really long way.

Beyond using the most efficient products, the community is about knowing your neighbors and enjoying where you live.

Babcock Ranch plans to have model homes open to the public starting in the next few weeks.

To learn more about investment opportunities in Babcock Ranch and throughout SWFL, contact 9 Core Realty today.

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