Ave Maria


NAPLES, FL., – August 6, 2020- New home sales in the master-planned community of Ave Maria, Florida have reached a record-breaking high. Ave Maria Development reports 52 new homes sales during the month of July, the third straight month of unmatched sales for the hometown in Southwest Florida. Year-to-date the community reports over 225 new home sales. Home sales were reported from the four residential builders in Ave Maria— CC Homes, Del Webb Naples, Lennar and Pulte Homes.

Reverence gathering room photo in Del Webb Naples

Reverence home in Del Webb Naples

“Coming off unparalleled high sales in both June and May, we were thrilled to report that July continued to exceed our projections” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for Ave Maria. “We are seeing exponential growth right now. Families, retirees, young professionals…they are all finding their perfect new home in Ave Maria.”


Doheny home design photo of gathering room in Silverwood at Maple Ridge

Doheny home in Silverwood at Maple Ridge

Ave Maria, Florida now includes more than 2,500 new homes in this fastest-selling community in Collier County, with a current estimated population of 10,000 people including university students. With entitlements for up to 11,000 residences, Ave Maria Development has the unique opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind sustainable hometown for the area including a university, private and public schools, one million square feet of commercial space, and a wide array of recreational amenities.

“We always envisioned Ave Maria as a fully sustainable town,” remarks Blake Gable, CEO of Barron Collier Companies, developer of the town of Ave Maria, Florida. “When we first began planning the town back in the mid-2000s, we intended for seamless integration of quality education, local business, and well-built homes. Everything is falling into place as we hoped and we are delighted to see families take root, retirees enjoy the good life, businesses prosper, and our children receive outstanding education. It makes us proud.”


Lozanos Mexican plate Ave Maria, Florida

Despite the pandemic, Ave Maria has seen an increase in new businesses coming to the area. Three new businesses will be opening in the Ave Maria Town Center in the next few months. Teriyaki Madness and Lozano’s Mexican Restaurant will be opening new locations, offering more cuisine variety to the growing town. In addition, Dr. Luisa Del Toro, a season eye care professional, will open Ave Maria Optical for convenient family eye care services.


Young girl running with dog in park

The active lifestyle and robust amenities program in Ave Maria provide new residents with an instant source of socialization and recreation, whether on-site or virtual. On-site amenities feature open spaces for its homeowners such as 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 on-site 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 recreation with proper social distancing guidelines ensuring everyone can enjoy having fun safely.

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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