Travel News March 07, 2018
What Life Is Like Inside America’s Very First Solar-Powered Town
It would only make sense for America’s very first 100% solar-powered town to be located in the warm state of Florida, since it’s known as The Sunshine State. Welcoming its very first residents in January of 2018, the town of Babcock Ranch is the ideal green community that your hippie heart has always been dreaming of.
Environmentally sensitive, the town has a whopping 323,000 solar panels - producing more power than the town will consume!
Just a half hour northeast of Fort Myers in Charlotte County, Babcock Ranch has set aside 50% of the town for parks, farmland, and lawns.
With a goal to cut down the power usage of the town, over 19,000 residential lots are located right around the town center to put people within arm's reach of everything that they could possibly need.
And yes, there are even self-driving electric shuttles to take you around town when you're not using the shared bikes and electric cars that are available to you!
Aside from the farm-to-table restaurants in the town's center, you'll also find a community garden for all of Babcock Ranch's green-thumbed residents to enjoy.
This town is expected to grow to 50,000 residents. We're thrilled to finally see a 100% solar-powered town come together in the U.S.!
With a town that sounds so heavenly, you might be wondering how costly it'll be to live here. Beautiful new three-bedroom homes with 1,400 square feet are set to start at $186,000 dollars while larger homes with waterfront views are expected to be priced in the low $500,000 dollar range. And an added bonus? Each home in Babcock Ranch is sustainably built and certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition!
To find out more information and to view Babcock Ranch's official Facebook page, click here.
To get an even better taste of what life will be like in
, be sure to watch the wondeful footage below! Babcock Ranch
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