Ave Maria


Master Planned Community in Southwest Florida Sees Recent Home Buyer Surge

NAPLES, FL., April 13, 2023 – #18 Top Selling Master-Planned Community in the United States, Ave Maria, reports over 4,000 new home sales since inception. The master plan includes up to 11,000 homes at build out featuring both single-family, condo, and villa homes.

Pulte Homes Roseland Model with poolFor the first quarter of 2023, Ave Maria has seen 187 net new home sales putting the community on pace for another top-selling year. Home sales were reported from the four residential builders in Ave Maria— CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar, and Pulte Homes.

Ave Maria stands out when compared to other communities in Collier County. “When you build your home in Ave Maria, you immediately have more value,” said resident Candyce Haynes. She and her family moved from Miami several years ago and appreciate the lifestyle, friendliness and safety Ave Maria offers. “We love the community events and the ability to connect with our neighbors. My son loves going to school in town and I know he is making lifelong friendships. This move was the best thing we could have done for our family.”

Aerial of Maple Ridge community in Ave Maria, FLAve Maria was created around the values of family, education and community, which continues to serve as the heart of the community today. Buyers are moving from the East Coast of Florida as well as the Northeast United States, seeking a small-town feel, with all of the conveniences that Ave Maria offers. “A strong network of residents, unique local business, family-friendly amenities and A+ education give people a small town feel that so many buyers are looking for when shopping for a new home community,” shared Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria.

Over 25 model homes are open daily and range from single-family to condominiums with prices from the $200s to $800s. To learn more please visit AveMaria.com.


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, 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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