Ave Maria


NAPLES, FL., – February 5, 2021 – The master-planned community of Ave Maria, Florida sets an all-time monthly high of 77 new home sales in January. This resulted in the strongest sales performance since the inception of the development in 2007. Home sales were reported from the four residential builders in Ave Maria— CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar, and Pulte Homes.

“We are very pleased with this record-breaking milestone and expect our sales growth to continue into 2021”, comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. “Buyers see the value of owning a home in our master-planned community. People are drawn to the recreation and amenities, education options, lifestyle, and ideal location between both coasts of Florida. Home buyers want options and Ave Maria has four award-winning builders offering homes in a variety of price ranges from the low $200s to $500s. We are seeing families, young professionals and retirees moving to town. With over 75 floor plans to choose from including condominiums, attached villas and single-family homes, Ave Maria offers something for everyone.”

Ave Maria was recently recognized as one of Top Selling Master-Planned Communities in the United States by RCLCO Real Estate Advisors and John Burns Real Estate Consulting . With a record-breaking 506 new home sales in 2020, the development was the only community in Collier County ranked.

The active lifestyle and amenities in Ave Maria provide all residents with a source of socialization and recreation. Amenities include ample outdoor recreation such as a water park, soccer and baseball fields, fitness center, amphitheater, dog park, trails, bocce and tennis courts, Town Center with Publix Supermarket, commercial center with Mobil gas station, private schools from preschool through university, and free events throughout the year. The Ave Maria Master Association organizes on-going events for residents including virtual trivia, happy hour, fitness classes and club meetings while also providing access to outdoor seasonal events with proper social distancing guidelines ensuring everyone can safely enjoy having fun.


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 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 1.7 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 25 minutes. For more information, please call 239-352-3903.


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