Where is Babcock Ranch?

Bordered by the 73,000-acre Babcock Ranch Preserve and the 65,000-acre Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area, Babcock Ranch is at the epicenter of Southwest Florida’s newest growth corridor, just 20 minutes east of downtown Fort Myers, Florida.

Situated 20 miles north of Southwest Florida International Airport, Babcock Ranch offers both accessibility and a sense of place. Our days begin with sunshine glittering through morning mist and end with moonbeams shimmering on glistening lakes. Forests of longleaf pines and majestic live oaks, the distant cries of wildlife, and streets that wind through neighborhoods where front porches serve as gathering places create a captivating tableau. This is Babcock Ranch – so close to all of Southwest Florida, so enjoyed by those that call it their own.


Babcock Ranch is an eco-centric new town embedded in nature and powered by the sun, by innovation, and by the great outdoors. It is a place to live with purpose, passion, and energy, a place that inspires individuals and families to create their futures in their own way. 

Downtown Babcock Ranch will be the heart and soul of the town designed to foster the personal connection, personal well-being and lifelong learning opportunities that are the core of the town’s way of life.

Places of learning and exploration, a wellness center, restaurants, specialty retail shops, a locally grown produce market, and indoor and outdoor gathering places will convey a comforting Main Street ambiance that invites the town’s residents to come as they are and enjoy all that downtown offers.


Lake Timber will be the first community of Babcock Ranch.  Lake Timber offers a choice of custom built lakefront residences, single-family porch homes with front or rear garages, or multifamily town homes and condominiums, all minutes from the Downtown District.

Situated on the banks of its namesake, the Lake Timber neighborhood epitomizes the Town and Country lifestyle Kitson has fashioned at Babcock Ranch. Lake Timber’s residences will line streetscapes dotted with parks. Lakefront green spaces and pathways, trail head facilities, a dog park, a lakeside fishing dock, an observation deck, and Babcock Ranch’s first town garden will provide opportunities for connecting with nature. Lake Timber’s Lake House neighborhood center includes a lakefront pool, barbecue area, and playground. The Lake Timber neighborhood is a short walk or bike ride from Babcock’s Downtown District and Founder’s Square, a lakefront green space that will serve as a town-wide gathering place, the site of community events, concerts, and a place to simply relax and enjoy the lake views.