AVE MARIA NAMED COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR AT 2015 CBIA SAND DOLLAR AWARDS
NAPLES, FL., — September 29, 2015 – Ave Maria, Florida is the recipient of four prestigious Sand Dollar Awards given by the Collier Building Industry Association last week during a sold-out crowd at the annual banquet held at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples, Florida. Ave Maria earned top spot at the Community of the Year for the under $500,000 Category as well as Best Social Media, Best DVD Presentation, and Campaign of the Year.
“It feels great to be recognized by our local building industry,” states Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria, Florida. “Marketing and advertising a brand-new hometown is all encompassing, more than just marketing one neighborhood. The community has evolved over the past few years into a thriving hub of families and retirees enjoying the lifestyle and amenities that Ave Maria has to offer.”
The independent panel of judges for Community of the Year ranked Collier County communities on various criteria including quality of the design for the overall amenity package, recreation provided (including clubhouse, golf and tennis facilities and pool areas) and outdoor use amenities (such as paths, gazebos, sculptures, etc. that add to the quality of the community).
The town of Ave Maria offers several styles of homes including single family residences with 2-6 bedrooms featuring lake, preserve, and golf course views. Amenities include an onsite waterpark, Panther Run Golf Club, tennis and bocce, Town Center shopping and dining, Publix grocery market, private schools and University, and sports fields and playgrounds. Seventeen model homes are open daily with over 35 floor plans to choose from and prices range from the high $100s to over $500s.
New home buyers can select from several builders in different neighborhoods. CC Homes builds single-family homes in Maple Ridge at Ave Maria, 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 both Emerson Park and Hampton Village, with prices from the high $100s. Seventeen model homes are open daily in the town.
ABOUT & DIRECTIONS
Ave Maria has been named the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 50 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 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 20 minutes. For more information, please visit www.avemaria.com or call 239-352-3903.