For information, contact:  Andrea McLendon 239.248.7346 or amclendon@barroncollier.com


Strong home sales and active community association highlight appeal

NAPLES, FL., — May 11, 2020–   Ave Maria Development reports 112 new home sales thus far in 2020 for its award-winning master-planned community located in Southwest Florida. Strong sales are coming from several buyer demographics including families and active adults, both from within Florida and outside the state. New home sales are reported from the community’s four residential home builders— CC Homes, Del Webb, Lennar, and Pulte Homes. As of April 30th, Ave Maria reports a 23% increase in new home sales over the same period in 2019.

“Ave Maria’s strong home sales this year, especially in April, are a positive sign that new home buyers value our hometown charm more than ever,” states Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. “Ave Maria offers more than just an appealing lifestyle; it also offers incredible affordability and selection in a variety of new home designs. With so much uncertainty right now, the home has become a haven, and designing a home that functions better is attainable in Ave Maria.”

The town of Ave Maria has been recognized as Collier County’s number-one selling new home community for the past five consecutive years and includes a mix of single-family home builders such as CC Homes, Del Webb, Lennar, and Pulte Homes. The Ave Maria lifestyle includes amenities and open spaces for its homeowners such as a water park, soccer and baseball fields, fitness center, amphitheater, dog park, trails, bocce and tennis courts, Town Center with Publix Supermarket, a commercial center with Mobil gas station, private schools from preschool through university, and on-site free events throughout the year.

Another benefit of living in the master-planned community of Ave Maria is access to the Ave Maria Master Association. The Association has served as a lifeline for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, organizing safe distancing activities such as virtual happy hours and fitness classes, sidewalk chart art displays, first responder safety appreciation showcase, and drive-by driveway decorating contests.

Carol Diflorio, lifestyle director for Ave Maria Master Association states, “It’s awesome to see how engaged our residents are, especially during this time. We have so much space in Ave Maria with all of our trails, walkways, lakes, and open parks that residents can enjoy their time outdoors.”



Ave Maria has been named 2019, 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 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 20 minutes. For more information, please visit our home page or call 239-352-3903.




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