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SWFL... You're so Cool 

Have you heard? There is a new town in the works...

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By now you are probably familiar with the neighborhoods in South West Florida. They include Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Alva, Bonita Springs and Naples but a new town is already underway. Babock Ranch will be the first Solar Powered City in the United States. 440 acres of solar panels will stretch across the town. 18,000 acres will make up the town and is located in the middle of a nature preserve. Over 50% of the town's footprint is reserved for green spaces; not including the 73,000 acre preserve the town will be surrounded by. Babcock Ranch wants to remain water conscious by limiting turf coverage to 30% of residential lots and requiring homeowners to use native, low impact trees and shrubs for at least 75% of their landscaping. With the combination of both the Solar Power and water conservation, residents will minimize their environmental footprint with no additional cost. All of the architecture of the town and homes will receive a Bronze Standard of Certification from the Florida Green Building Coalition. 

The community will feature community gardens and on-sight farming supporting the farm-to-table movement. Each neighborhood will have their own community garden that will allow residents to have their own locally sourced food. On site mining operations will also provide local materials for fill and road aggregate. Even sod is from the community sod garden. 

Babcock Ranch is striving for transportation alternatives. The way the town will be very walkable putting shopping, schools, and services in a network of walking trails and bike paths to decrease the need for motor vehicles. Electric Powered, self-driving shuttles will also be running on set routes. 

The community will touch on every aspect of the environment and definitions of a city such as health, education, energy, technology, transportation, storm safety and of course FUN! There will be community wide access to free Wifi. Each home will also have access to Centurylink services. While Babcock Ranch is still only in it's phase, they have already implemented it's first restaurant, Table & Tap. Farm to table meals are prepared by Chef David.  Slaters Goods & Provisions are also coming to Babcock Ranch and will feature a farm-fresh organic menu as well as packaged wine and liquor. There is also an ice cream shop, urban outfitters clothing store and a collaborative space where people can come together to work on ideas. The state of the art health and wellness center will be opening in 2018. On top of all that there are plenty to do as a way of recreation. Featuring Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Launches, a neighborhood Lakehouse, Playgrounds, Fishing Docks, Fitness Classes, Boardwalk, Dog Parks, Hiking Trails, and other events there should never be a shortage of things to do. 

Babcock Ranch homes are priced from the mid $300,000's but will have some twin villas priced under $200,000. Most of their homes have a Key West Style / Old Florida Feel. There are over 24 models to chose from. I have attached two below. If you're interested in learning more about Real Estate in Babcock be sure to give me a call. 
 

The Sterling Model 

$419,000+
2260 Sq Ft 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom 

Live the good life with 2,660 square feet of versatile living space in one of our 60′ home sites. This Sterling floor plan features 3 bedrooms plus an additional den and study which can be optioned as additional bedroom suites. The large great room, kitchen and dining area are ideal for socializing with access to the large lanai for enjoying the laid back, outdoor Florida lifestyle.

The Sebring Model 

$419,000+
2676 Sq Ft 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom 

Live the good life with 2,660 square feet of versatile living space in one of our 60′ home sites. This Sterling floor plan features 3 bedrooms plus an additional den and study which can be optioned as additional bedroom suites. The large great room, kitchen and dining area are ideal for socializing with access to the large lanai for enjoying the laid back, outdoor Florida lifestyle.

Natasha is a licensed Realtor with RE/MAX Realty Team in the state of Florida. I have a deep admiration for traveling and having one of a kind experiences.I share my experiences so others can see what life in the Sunshine state is really like. Restaurants, Local spots, Parks, and other local activities will be included in each newsletter. As always if you have any questions reach out to Natasha 239.233.5163. I love to share our knowledge with new combers. 

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