Babcock Ranch, a community located on a 17,000-acre parcel of land north of Fort Myers, Florida, is one of the “greenest” communities in the country.
While Babcock Ranch has come a long way since the developer first purchased the land in 2005, there’s plenty of room for growth in the years to come.
Most people, especially those in the local area, understand that Babcock Ranch has been built for sustainability. Even so, there are some things you may not know about the community.
1. It has More than 340,000 Solar Panels
In most communities throughout the country, you may find a handful of homes with solar panels. But at Babcock Ranch, this is status quo. Not only are there more than 340,000 solar panels currently installed in the community, but Babcock Ranch has its sights set on becoming the first in the country to be powered 100 percent by solar energy.
2. It Doesn’t Waste Water
When it comes to sustainability, Babcock Ranch goes above and beyond the use of solar power. For example, “less thirsty” vegetation has been chosen over grass, all to ensure that a large quantity of water isn’t needed to keep the community looking its best.
Furthermore, irrigation in Babcock Ranch uses water reclaimed from a local wastewater treatment plan.
3. There’s a Home for Everyone
Babcock Ranch wasn’t designed solely with the ultra-rich in mind. Instead, there’s a home in the community for everyone.
Prices start at approximately $190,000 for small three-bedroom homes, but can quickly top $750,000 for a larger, better-equipped property.
4. It’s Home to the Hatchery
The Hatchery is one of the most unique co-working spaces in the state, and it just happens to be located in Babcock Ranch.
With flexible membership options, first-class amenities, and plenty of opportunities for networking, there’s no wondering why many people – not just residents of Babcock Ranch – are flocking to this co-working space.
5. All Fiber Town
If you want fast internet, Babcock Ranch is the place for you. Thanks to its partnership with CenturyLink, Babcock Ranch is an all-fiber town. In simple terms, this means that residents have access to the fastest possible internet speeds.
Now, what do you think about Babcock Ranch? Are you more excited than ever before? With big things happening in this community, be sure to keep an eye out for future updates.