A new agreement between Kitson & Partners and Pulte Homes will bring one of the nation’s leading builders to Babcock Ranch. Pulte will be introducing a variety of floor plans at prices attractive to young families and empty nesters – all within walking distance to restaurants, shops and a school at the heart of the nation’s first solar-powered town.
At Babcock Ranch, every home will include a full gigabyte of fiber-optic connectivity, and an environmentally friendly lifestyle powered the 75mw Florida Power & Light solar power plant located within the town.
“Pulte is an outstanding addition to our roster of builders,” said Syd Kitson, chairman and CEO of Kitson Partners. “In addition to being one of the pre-eminent residential builders in the nation, they share our passion and commitment to creating a whole new, sustainable way of living at Babcock Ranch.”
“Babcock Ranch has been highly anticipated for a long time and we couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to be a part of this groundbreaking project,” said Rich McCormick, president of PulteGroup’s Southwest Florida Division. “Pulte Homes has long appreciated the benefits of solar and other renewable sources of energy. Across the country we have been testing and implementing innovative energy solutions and sustainable practices to achieve maximum energy efficiency and load reduction in our communities. Our goal is to build more energy efficient homes that effectively balance constructability, cost and quality.” McCormick added that double-pane Low-E windows, tankless water heaters, Whirlpool Energy Star-certified appliances, and LED lighting are some of the features that will maximize energy efficiency in the new home designs. Pulte will collaborate with valued building partners who are committed to offering the most innovative, renewable and affordable solutions that improve the lives of their Pulte homebuyers and the world we live in.
Pulte will be building a new neighborhood, Parkside at Babcock Ranch, just southeast of Founder’s Square, that will include more than 150 Pulte homes on 50-foot lots priced in the $200s to mid $300s. The new Pulte neighborhood is adjacent to a community park and the neighborhood being built by Lennar. Pulte will also be constructing homes in the Lake Timber neighborhood. With front porches providing spectacular views across Lake Babcock and Founder’s Square, prices for those homes will start in the high $200s.
“Pulte and Lennar have worked very well together on adjacent projects in the past and we are looking forward to similar success here,” said Rick Severance, president of Babcock Ranch. “Their two neighborhoods complement each other and combine to provide a diverse selection of homes at attractive price points.”