Ave Maria


NAPLES, FL., – July 1, 2021 –  The master-planned community of Ave Maria, Florida reports over 350 new home sales as of June 30, 2021 from its four residential builders — CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar, and Pulte Homes. In comparison to the same time last year, new home sales have doubled in the first half of 2021. Ave Maria has been ranked by Metrostudy as the #1 selling single-family home community in the Collier County market for the last 21 consecutive quarters—based on annual home starts and move-ins.

“Ave Maria has all the conveniences that big towns offer but with connections that come with living in a small town which has resonated with new home buyers,” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria.  “The community has sold nearly 700 new homes within the past twelve months and continues to see consecutive months of year-over-year sales increases.”

Through a joint venture partnership, Barron Collier Companies developed the 4,000-acre town that includes entitlements for 11,000 homes, 1.8 million square feet of commercial space and 300 hotel rooms. It is designed as a self-sustaining community that includes residential neighborhoods, schools, a town center with shopping and dining, office space, business parks, and recreational amenities. The development ranked in the top 40 on both John Burns Real Estate Consulting and RCLCO Real Estate Advisors annual list of top-selling master planned communities in the nation.

Ave Maria is the first town developed under the ground-breaking Rural Land Stewardship Area program that limits the developmental footprint and preserves 17,000 acres for wildlife protection in Southwest Florida. By preserving natural habitat, protecting land for agriculture, and promoting sustainable growth, the innovative program promotes economic diversification and smart growth in rural areas.

The award-winning builders in Ave Maria have a wide selection of home designs for buyers to choose from including condominiums, attached villas to single-family homes with 2-6 bedrooms featuring lake, preserve, and golf course views. Over 20 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.



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 Na

ples, 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 our website or call 239-352-3903.



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