Located squarely in Southwest Florida’s path of growth, the nation’s first solar-powered town equips businesses for sustainable success.
- Cape Coral / Fort Myers is one of the fastest growing MSAs in the U.S.
- Largest new-town development under construction in Florida, with 50,000 future residents across 19,500 homes and 6M sf of commercial space
- Infrastructure in place for innovative community services, including community-wide connectivity, autonomous vehicles, wellness-oriented lifestyle, and lifelong learning
- Strategic proximity to all major population centers in South Florida, Central Florida and the Central Gulf Coast
- Centrally located between Port Charlotte and Southwest Florida International airports, in the Fort Myers MSA
Babcock Ranch, connections to Florida State Road 31 and State Road 80 allow swift access to the I-75 commercial corridor reaching markets stretching from Miami to Michigan.
One of the most environmentally friendly forms of transport, barge shipping is also easily accessible from Babcock Ranch.
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers and the Punta Gorda Airport are both within a 30 minute drive from Babcock Ranch. Altogether, five international airports are located within a 200 mile radius.
driving distances to major markets
Port manatee - 60 miles
PortMiami - 180 miles
southwest florida international airport (rsw)
Punta gorda airport (PSg)
storm safety - resilient by design
Storm safety and resiliency has factored into every element of the design and engineering of our new town – putting Babcock Ranch residents and businesses at a distinct advantage whenever storms take aim at southwest Florida.
- Located inland on some of the highest ground in the area with elevations as high as 30 feet above sea level
- Strong building codes combined with elevated inland location will allow Babcock residents to shelter in their own homes during storms up to a Category 3 hurricane
- Underground conduit of power and fiber-optic cable systems combine with smart-grid technology to minimize service disruptions
- Comprehensive storm-water management system, with no development in flood zones
- Native plants reduce storm runoff and flooding, improve surface water quality, and are best equipped to withstand natural conditions