Living green - indoors and out


HERS IndexIt's hard to imagine a community that's greener than Starkey Ranch. Green development is healthier, more beautiful, economical and just the right thing to do.

About half of the community's 2,400 acres are devoted to lakes, ponds, wetlands and parks - 150 acres of parks to be precise. To the north and east, our only neighbor is the 18,000-acre J. B. Starkey Wilderness Preserve. At dawn and dusk the community feels like a bird sanctuary, with wood storks, herons, egrets, cranes and dozens of other varieties out in profusion.

Reclaimed water is used for irrigation in parks, common areas and in individual yards. We employ leading-edge stormwater management techniques to protect the quality of our ground water.

All homes built in Starkey Ranch meet or exceed national standards for energy efficiency. From innovative building processes to insulation to high-efficiency heating and cooling, the builders are creating far more efficient green homes today than ever before. That’s good for your comfort, great for your wallet and even better for the environment. Ask each builder about their green building standards, and about the HERS Index on their home plans.

HERS stands for Home Energy Rating System, and is a scoring system established by the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) in which a home built to the specifications of the HERS Reference Home scores a HERS Index of approximately 100, while a net zero energy home scores a HERS Index of 0. The lower the HERS Index, the more efficient the home, which means you will save on your monthly energy bills.

Starkey Ranch Newsroom

Distance Classic showcases community trails

On April 29, Starkey Ranch was host to nearly 500 participants in the 2017 Distance Classic, a combination of our 5K and 10K races that took runners through the beautiful trails of the community. Read More >

A Visit from the Starkeys

Jay B Starkey, Jr., and his wife Marsha paid a visit to Starkey Ranch today with about 20 friends from St. Petersburg. Welcome Center manager Jane Branham greeted the group and gave them a community update. Read More >

Join us May 13th for the Grand Opening of three Models from Pulte Homes

You’re invited to visit the newest Starkey Ranch neighborhood, Homestead Park, and tour three gorgeous new model homes from Pulte. The festivities are scheduled for Saturday, May 13th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with live music and refreshments. Read More >