#ResidentPerks Why dogs & their families love a day in the park in Ave Maria ๐Ÿถ Socialization in a safe environment ๐Ÿถ Therapeutic ๐Ÿถ Exercise for both you and your four legged friend ๐Ÿถ Peer advise for dog behavior ๐Ÿถ Make new friends ๐Ÿถ Fun for pet parents ๐Ÿถ Enjoy the outdoors https://t.co/zK2sgNTNO2
Orange Jeep Tours offer a variety of distinctly different eco-tour options. An open-air Jeep can accommodate up to six passengers. All ages are welcome on the tours making this a completely family-friendly experience. Credit: #MustDoVisitorsGuide https://t.co/kJXzlZGSxr https://t.co/qx4ZWme0xQ
#ResidentPerks Ave Maria's North Park is located just north of the Town Center and provides an ideal spot for picnics, games, and plenty of fun in the sun. #avemariaflorida #avemariaamenities https://t.co/X3O31KO4DG
Nested in the heart of Collier County, Ave Maria is Southwest Floridaโ€™s newest hometown. A town where children ride their bikes to school. Where neighbors are friends and life is good. Where everyone enjoys life as it was meant to be lived. https://t.co/uvoZ0IpD59
Over 100 miles of walking, biking, and nature trails wind throughout the town, affording our residents the opportunity to revel in the beautiful outdoors. #communityoftheyear #avemariaflorida #nature https://t.co/TBO5yz9qtP
Some of our students had an experience of a lifetime at New York City's Carnegie Hall. Students who live in Ave Maria attending Collier County Public Schools are zoned for Estates Elementary School, Corkscrew Middle School and Palmetto Ridge High School. #avemariaflorida https://t.co/Hqu0dAOviR
From University athletics and our very own Water Park to bocce ball and a golf course, you'll find plenty of places to play. https://t.co/WsjHJbJi43
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Life. More Natural.

Land conservation is an important component of Ave Maria. Nearly 17,000 acres comprising 26 square miles, have been set aside and restored to their natural state. During the restoration of these lands over 300,000 native plants were reintroduced to the area that now serve as the backdrop of the town. Ave Maria also eradicated all exotic and nuisance species that were present during the beginning stages of the development.

Today, incredible nature views are afforded from various points throughout Ave Maria including such native species as coastal spike rush, pickerel weed, golden canna lily, wire grass, cord grass, broom grass, wax myrtle, Florida privet, beauty berry, red maple, slash pine, oak trees, cypress trees and more. For those interested in the numbers: 9 species of herbaceous/aquatic plants were introduced; 8 species of shrubs were planted; 6 species of grasses can now be found and 4 species of canopy trees dot the town.

Over 100 miles of walking, biking, and nature trails wind throughout the town, affording our residents the opportunity to revel in the beautiful outdoors. See all of this and more on an Orange Jeep Tour, a guided 90-minute eco adventure.