Ave Maria


NAPLES, FL., July 31, 2023 – A prominent national real estate consulting agency, RCLCO Real Estate Consulting, has named Ave Maria, Florida as one of the Top 20 Master-Planned Communities in the United States, according to their mid-year report. Continued residential growth has earned Ave Maria the number 19 spot on the list with 355 new homes sold in the first half of 2023.

Ave Maria at sunsetVarious housing types from condominiums, attached villas to single-family homes featuring lake, preserve, and golf course views are offered in the master-planned community. The four builders include CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar, and Pulte Homes and together visitors may tour over twenty-five designer-furnished model homes with prices ranging from the $200s to $800s.

Through insightful planning, Ave Maria provides residents opportunities to thrive and live a connected and active lifestyle,” said Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. The town includes free events throughout the year, a water park, recreational parks, a Town Center and Publix Retail Shops with over 60 businesses, private schools from preschool through university, amenities and more. 1,000 acres was recently added to the master-planned community, allowing for more single-family homes to be built and more commercial opportunities.


Ave Maria has been named a Top 20 Master Planned Community in the United States, 2015-2022 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Blue Zones Certified Community, 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 1.8 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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