Ave Maria



For information, contact:  Kelsey O’Donnell at 239-241-0055 or kodonnell@barroncollier.com

NAPLES, FL., – March 23, 2021 –Ave Maria, Florida, a 4,000-acre master-planned community in eastern Collier County, reports over 200 new home sales year-to-date. The current estimated population of the town is 12,000 people including university students, and more than 3,000 new homes have been sold since the community first opened. The master-planned community is one of the most popular in the country, recently ranking in the top 40 nationally for new-home sales according to RCLCO Real Estate Advisors and John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Home sales were reported from the four residential builders in Ave Maria— CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar, and Pulte Homes.

“With record-breaking new home sales in just the past 12 weeks, we expect the sales velocity will remain strong in 2021,” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. The master-planned community continues to experience unprecedented growth as February was the tenth straight month where new home sales were higher than the same month in the prior year. The diverse residential options, outdoor amenities, robust community calendar, exceptional education, and commercial growth including new dining and retail offerings continue to attract home buyers.”

CC Homes_Silverwood at Maple Ridge_Balboa home interior

CC Homes Silverwood at Maple Ridge Balboa Model

The community combines an active lifestyle with the charm and friendliness of a small town and is home to a vibrant mix of active adults, growing families, and young professionals. All daily conveniences are in town and within a short distance of residential neighborhoods. Various housing types from condominiums, attached villas to single family homes with 2-6 bedrooms featuring lake, preserve, and golf course views are offered in the development. 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.

Del Webb Naples home exterior

Del Webb Naples Mystique model home

The active lifestyle and amenities in Ave Maria provide all residents a source of socialization and recreation. Amenities include a water park, soccer and baseball fields, fitness center, amphitheater, dog park, trails, bocce and tennis courts, Town Center with Publix Supermarket, commercial center with Mobil gas station, private schools from preschool through university, and free events throughout the year. The Ave Maria Master Association organizes on-going events for residents including virtual trivia, happy hour, fitness classes and club meetings while also providing access to outdoor seasonal events with proper social distancing guidelines ensuring everyone can safely enjoy having fun.

Water park with little girl swimming


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 call 239-352-3903.




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