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Pulte’s new Verde neighborhood brings more new home options to Babcock Ranch

Modern, open-concept floor plans in Verde provide spacious gathering areas that seamlessly flow from sitting and dining spaces to well-appointed kitchens and lanais.
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BABCOCK RANCH, Fla. – Pulte Homes, one of the nation’s most recognized and trusted brands in homebuilding for 70 years, continues to expand its selection of new homes in Babcock Ranch with the introduction of Verde at Babcock Ranch, expected to open for sales mid-2023. The neighborhood will be located in Babcock Ranch’s next phase of development, featuring an array of new neighborhoods, trails, parks and greenspaces.  

“Verde was created for value-focused homebuyers and will offer a more simplified and streamlined buying process,” said Josh Graeve, president of PulteGroup’s Southwest Florida Division. “Homebuyers will appreciate the standard new home features coupled with a variety of color and design choices to personalize their home. With Verde, we’re also focused on providing families with the ability to secure a new home in a shorter timeframe with a selection of quick move-in homes that will be available.” 

Pulte expects to begin land development and construction of model homes during the latter part of 2022. Offering 399 single-family homes and private amenities adjacent to a planned pedestrian-friendly village center, community greenway and school, the 109-acre neighborhood will offer a choice of two homesite sizes and a variety of consumer-inspired home designs. Verde’s private amenities will include a neighborhood pool and a covered pool cabana with seating.

Bordered by Curry Creek Preserve on one side and the new village center to the other, Verde is located along Curry Creek Trail south of Cypress Parkway, Babcock Ranch’s main road providing easy access to State Road 31, the new Publix-anchored Crescent B Commons shopping center offering restaurants, beauty salons, healthcare and veterinary services, and the lakefront Founder’s Square, the town’s scenic downtown district. Verde is also close to Babcock Neighborhood School, a project-based public charter school for kindergarten to eighth-grade students, and Babcock High School, opening for the 2022-23 academic year.

“Many families have chosen to live in Babcock Ranch because of its unique mix of outdoor recreation activities, scenic views of preserves and lakes and proximity to numerous activities in and around the community,” said Graeve. “Its appeal crosses generations and fits a variety of lifestyle preferences with a vibrant live, work, play atmosphere. Pulte looks forward to expanding new home options for families in Babcock Ranch as the town develops to the east in its newest phase.”

As the first solar-powered hometown in America, Babcock Ranch is dedicated to environmental sustainability – philosophies shared by Pulte Homes. Verde’s homes will reflect Pulte’s commitment to green-building standards, energy efficiency and building healthier homes. Pulte received the Florida Green Building Coalition’s top honor as the 2020 Builder of the Year for completing more coalition-certified single-family homes than any other builder in Florida, with more than half receiving the highest level of certification.

Residents of Verde will enjoy convenient access to healthcare, wellness and recreation, all within Babcock Ranch.  The state-of-the-art Lee Healthy Life Center in Founder’s Square, less than a mile away, offers a full-time primary care practice, a medical clinic, rehabilitation services and a health club with a six-lane outdoor pool, group fitness classes, cardio and strength-training equipment, an indoor basketball court and wellness programs. Nearby hospitals, emergency services and specialty care in Fort Myers include Lee Memorial Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center and Lee Health Outpatient Center.

Founder’s Square also satisfies daily shopping needs and features Slater’s Goods & Provision, a general store with casual dining, as well as The Lakehouse Kitchen & Bar and Square Scoops serving ice cream and coffee. For remote workers and entrepreneurs alike, the Hatchery offers a collaborative, coworking space with high-speed internet, conference facilities, networking opportunities and supporting services.

Babcock Ranch is planned for 50 miles of interconnective hiking, walking and bike trails linking to parks and green spaces to promote wellness and a connection to nature. Trails span from 0.36 miles at Jack Peeples Park to the 2.21-mile Curry Creek Trail with concrete, shell and natural pathways along picturesque lakes, wetlands, nature preserves and boardwalks. Jack Peeples Park also offers tennis, pickleball, and basketball courts.

Additional recreational amenities are coming soon with the completion of the Field House featuring two gymnasiums, a fitness center, cafeteria and locker rooms. The project also includes a baseball diamond and softball and multipurpose fields.

As the social hub of Babcock Ranch, Founder’s Square hosts art shows, concerts, festivals, bicycle and golf cart parades, food truck rallies, and a calendar of weekly, monthly and annual events for all ages.

Verde residents can also take advantage of membership opportunities at The Lakehouse and Cypress Lodge, providing additional amenities and programs, including a resort-style swimming pool, lap pool, fire pit, bocce courts, a tot lot, community garden, dog park and a community room for special events. 

Marinas and parks along the Caloosahatchee River provide even more outdoor adventures. Fort Myers Beach, offering miles of Gulf of Mexico beaches, is within a 45-minute drive.

Verde at Babcock Ranch is just 15 minutes from I-75 and 35 minutes from both the Southwest Florida International Airport and the growing Punta Gorda Airport offering low-fare flights to 51 U.S. destinations served by Allegiant Airlines.

Large shopping centers featuring national retailers and restaurants at The Forum and Gulf Coast Town Center are also close by.

Fort Myers’ revitalized downtown Historic River District is only 25 minutes away and offers an electric array of boutiques, art galleries, award-winning restaurants, the Florida Repertory Theatre, the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.

Pulte Homes is also the exclusive builder in the successful Parkside, Edgewater, Edgewater Shores and Northridge neighborhoods in Babcock Ranch. Models by Pulte Homes are currently open for viewing in Babcock Ranch.

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