Ave Maria



For information, contact:  Kelsey O’Donnell at 239.241.0055 or kodonnell@barroncollier.com

NAPLES, FL., – May 21, 2021 –  Ave Maria, Florida, the fastest selling new home community in Collier County, reports over 300 new home sales year-to-date. Since the opening of the development in 2007, more than 3,000 new homes have been sold in the 4,000-acre community, planned for approximately 11,000 residences at full buildout. Home sales were reported from the four residential builders in Ave Maria— CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar, and Pulte Homes.

“The various housing types, recreational activities and amenities, exceptional educational options and hometown lifestyle continue to attract new home buyers to the master-planned community,” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. “The community’s residential and commercial developments including new professional office suites and dining and retail options are driving the record-breaking growth in 2021.”

All the conveniences of life have been designed into the community and are within walking, biking, or golf-cart riding distance from resident’s homes. The self-sustained town includes several residential neighborhoods, a vibrant Town Center, active lifestyle amenities, invigorating recreation, a university and schools, business parks, and thousands of acres of preserved environmental lands. Highlights of the development include an open-air Town Center offering a wide mix of restaurants, shops, services, on-going events throughout the year, resort-style amenities including a one-of-a-kind water park, a fitness center with 5,000 square feet of workout and classroom areas, neighborhood parks with ball fields and playground, and miles of walkways and relaxation points to take in the natural beauty of Ave Maria.

In recognition of the development’s record home sales and robust offering of amenities, Ave Maria has been named one of the 40 Top-Selling Master Planned Communities in the country according to RCLCO Real Estate Advisors and John Burns Real Estate Consulting. The award-winning builders in Ave Maria have a wide selection of home designs for buyers to choose from including condominiums, attached villas to single-family homes with 2-6 bedrooms featuring lake, preserve, and golf course views. Over twenty designer model homes are open daily for viewing with over 75 floor plans to choose from and prices range from the low $200s to over $500s.


Ave Maria has been named 2015-2020 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 40 Master Planned Community in the United States and its active adult community, Del Webb Naples, has been named a Top 20 Places to Retire. Located in southwest Florida, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and is zoned for all A-rated Collier County public schools.  At its build out, the town will include up to 11,000 residences, and 1.7 million square feet of retail, office, and business park uses in its 4,000 acres.  Ave Maria is located at the intersection of Oil Well and Camp Keais Roads in Eastern Collier County.  The main entrance, on Oil Well just west of Camp Keais, leads to the Town Center. Take I-75, exit 111, follow the signs east to Ave Maria, approximately 25 minutes. For more information, please visit  https://www.avemaria.com/ or call 239-352-3903.















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