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  • Babcock Ranch Community Entrance Sign with landscaping
  • Blue SUV crossing the Babcock Ranch bridge
      A TOP-SELLING COMMUNITY  
  • The First Solar Pwered Town in America
  • Babcock Ranch Solar Panels absorbing the FLorida Sunshine
      THE SOLAR FIELD  
  • Single Family Homes with new landscaping
      ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES  
  • Founders Square Town Center area from above
      CENTRALIZED TOWN CENTER  
  • Bicycles at an outdoor bike station all lined up
      OUTDOOR TRAILS  
  • white egret florida bird
      SEE NATURE  


Discover Babcock Ranch in SW Florida

A top-selling, master-planned community in Lee & Charlotte Counties.

The top-selling, master-planned community of Babcock Ranch is located just east of I-75, on the border of Charlotte and Lee Counties. Babcock Ranch is the first solar-powered town in America where homes are energy efficient, built with sustainable materials and the community at large focuses on initiatives that support Florida green building standards. This multi-generational community was originally conceived in 2005 and its first residents moved in by early 2018. When fully built out, the community will have approximately 19,500 homes and 6 million square feet of commercial space.

Babcock Ranch Community Overview

  • Prices starting in the $200's
  • America's First Solar-Powered Town
  • 18,000-Acre master-planned community
  • 19,500 homes are planned
  • Single family, twin villas, condominiums and coach homes available
  • 50+ Miles of walking/fitness trails (when complete)
  • A vibrant Founder’s Square town center offers kayaking, events, dining and a Healthy Life Center
  • An on-going active scene of community events, concerts and celebrations
  • 6 Million sq ft of commercial space is planned

Babcock Ranch is a "TOP 10" Best-Selling Community in Florida in 2021

Based up mid-year home sales in 2021, Babcock Ranch was officially ranked as the 10th best-selling, master planned community in Florida by RCL & Co, a well-respected and independent real estate consulting firm. View Community Rankings List.

# Community Name City Type 2021 Sales
(Mid-Year)
1 Lakewood Ranch Sarasota, FL All Ages 1,535
2 The Villages The Villages, FL 55+ 1,226
3 Wellen Park South Venice, FL All Ages 534
4 On Top Of The World Ocala, FL 55+ 425
5 Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach, FL 55+ 415
6 Viera Melbourne, FL All Ages 406
7 Lake Nona Orlando, FL All Ages 405
8 Nocatee Ponte Vedra, FL All Ages 371
9 Ave Maria Ave Maria, FL All Ages 371
10 Babcock Ranch Babcock Ranch, FL All Ages 370
  Mid-year sales are based upon sales from Jan 1 - Jun 30.

Babcock Ranch Awards & Accolades

The Babcock Ranch community commonly receives awards and accolades each year for their innovation and green-living initiatives. See recent awards and accolades below.

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  • "Jenna was fantastic in our search for the perfect home. We were shopping from our home in NJ and she cleared her weekend and had several listing lined up for us to look at once we got to Florida. She was flexible and we revised our search as the weekend progressed - she was able to line up new properties for us to view. At the end of the weekend we found our perfect home."
    Scot E.
    Home Buyer
  • "Jenna was great as she spent an entire weekend helping us find a home. We flew down from Wisconsin and by the end of our 3 days together Jenna helped us buy a home. Through the whole process with us in Wisconsin, Jenna was our eyes and ears made our purchase as stress free as she could us being 1500 miles away. She was great im so glad we got to work with such a great young lady. Thanks Jenna!"
    Bob B.
    Home Buyer

Map of the Babcock Ranch Community

Your Guide to Understanding the 18,000 Acre Master-Planned Community

The following map outlines the Babcock Ranch master-planned community in Lee & Charlotte Counties, including current neighborhoods, Founder's Square towncenter and future development areas.

Your Babcock Ranch Guide to Real Estate, Shopping, Healthcare & Schools

Top Babcock Ranch Neighborhoods

The Babcock Ranch community is home to many top and best-selling SW Florida neighborhoods including the following.

  • Babcock National Golf & CC
  • Crescent Grove
  • Edgewater
  • Edgewater Shores
  • Lake Babcock
  • Lake Timber
  • Parkside
  • Trail's Edge

Babcock Ranch Home Builders

Babcock Ranch features many of the area's top home builders including the following.

  • Arthur Rutenburg Homes
  • Divico Custom Homes
  • Florida Lifestyle Homes
  • Lennar
  • Meritage Homes
  • Plute Homes
  • WCI

Babcock Ranch Shopping & Dining

Residents of Babcock Ranch enjoy the conveinence of the centrally located Founder’s Square town center, which includes the following.

  • Square Scoops Ice Creamery
  • Lake House Kitchen & Bar
  • Cup A Joe Coffee Shop
  • Slater’s Goods and Provisions (a market & cafe)
  • The Hatchery (an office co-working Space)

Babcock Ranch Medical & Healthcare

Babcock Ranch is located near medical and healthcare providers including the following.

  • Lee Physician Group (LPG) - Babcock Ranch
  • Lee Memorial Hospital
  • Lehigh Reginal Medcial Center

Nearby Beaches & Parks

Babcock Ranch is close to nearby Gulf beaches, natural preserves and parks including the following.

  • Fort Myers Beach
  • Sanibel Beach
  • Bowman's Beach
  • Babcock Ranch Preserve
  • Bob Janes Preserve
  • Shores Nature Trail Park

Babcock Ranch Area Schools

Babcock Ranch is located within the Charlotte County School District. Area schools include the following.


Babcock Ranch Community Photos

Discover what moving to Babcock Ranch could be like.

Entrance to the Babcock Ranch Community Babcock Ranch Community Entrance Sign
Babcock Ranch Community View from Above Aerial View of the Babcock Ranch Community
Babock Ranch entrance bridge into the community Entrance in to the Babcock Ranch Community
Babock Ranch homesites with water views Babcock Ranch Homesites Being Developed
Babcock Ranch Residential Street View Babcock Ranch Residential Street View
America's First Solar-Powered Town America's First Solar-Powered Town
Babock Ranch solar field Babcock Ranch Solar Field
Babcock Ranch Founder's Square Town Center Babcock Ranch Founder's Square Town Center
Nature Trail Bike Share Station Nature Trail Bike Share Station
Red Two-Seater Bicyles with Covered Top Red Two-Seater Bicyles with Covered Top
Slaters Goods and Provisions Market Store Slater's Goods and Provisions Market Store
The Hatchery Co-Working Office Space The Hatchery Co-Working Office Space
Solar Powered Golf Cart Solar Powered Golf Cart