Ave Maria


AVE MARIA, FLORIDA, — February 4, 2019—The master-planned community of Ave Maria, Florida has been named the fastest growing new home community in Southwest Florida for the past five consecutive years, according to a recent  report from MetroStudy, a national real estate research and information company. The master-planned community has consistently topped the charts in new home sales offering buyers new home choices from three single-family builders including CC Homes, Del Webb, and Pulte Homes. Metrostudy’s Southwest Florida market data covers all the new housing activity in both Lee and Collier counties, excluding scattered lot subdivisions such as Cape Coral or Lehigh Acres. The most recent MetroStudy report included 2018 fourth quarter data counting 241 annual home starts and 256 annual closings during the past twelve months for Ave Maria, more than any other single-family community. This is the sixteenth consecutive quarter that Ave Maria has topped the list of new home communities based on annual home starts and annual closings.

“It’s truly an honor to set the pace for new home activity in such a robust market as Southwest Florida,” states Andrea McLendon, marketing director for Ave Maria Development and Barron Collier Companies. “To consistently hold the top spot for new home sales is testament to the incredible combination of value and lifestyle that Ave Maria provides its residents.”

The town of Ave Maria has been designed as self-sustaining, with all daily conveniences located in-town and within a short distance of residential neighborhoods. A fully amenitized lifestyle awaits new home buyers featuring a central Town Center with shops, restaurants, medical offices, fitness center, and Publix Supermarket. Outdoor recreation in-town includes private waterpark with resort and lap pools, interactive playground and slides, concession and beach volleyball, Panther Run Golf Club at Del Webb, tennis and bocce courts, and basketball, baseball and soccer fields. A full-time lifestyle director assists in programming free town events including outdoor concerts, arts festivals, weekly farmer markets, holiday events, and monthly first Friday themed social events.

Residents living in Ave Maria can choose to send their children to on-site private schools including the K-12 Donahue Academy and Ave Maria University. Ave Maria children attending public schools are zoned for the highly accredited Collier County Public School District, ranked 3rd in the state of Florida.

Three builders offer several styles of homes including single family residences with 2-6 bedrooms featuring lake, preserve, and golf course views.  Twenty model homes are open daily. New home buyers can select from several builders in different neighborhoods. CC Homes builds single-family homes in three neighborhoods within the town—Maple Ridge at Ave Maria, Silverwood at Maple Ridge, and Maple Ridge Reserve. New homes are priced from the low $200s. Del Webb Naples offers single-family homes in their exclusive active adult neighborhood for residents 55 and better with prices from the high $100s. National Builder Pulte Homes builds single-family residences in Avalon Park with prices from the mid $200s.



Ave Maria has been named 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 35 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, minutes from the beaches and cultural attractions of Naples, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including highly-rated schools, shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and more.  At its build out, the town may 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 20 minutes. For more information, please visit www.avemaria.com or call 239-352-3903.

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