Summer in Ave Maria, Florida can be fun and adventurous with days filled both indoors and outdoors while making wonderful memories with your children that will last a lifetime. https://t.co/btYTVwljPn
#ResidentPerks Why dogs & their families love a day in the park in Ave Maria 🐶 Socialization in a safe environment 🐶 Therapeutic 🐶 Exercise for both you and your four legged friend 🐶 Peer advise for dog behavior 🐶 Make new friends 🐶 Fun for pet parents 🐶 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 Florida’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
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Back to School in Ave Maria

Summer is coming to an end and school is starting in Naples, Florida, home to ranked third in the state of Florida. From elementary students to college students, school-aged children living in Ave Maria are ready for an exciting, successful year. Children living in Ave Maria either attend Collier County Public Schools or private schools nearby. Palmetto Ridge High, Corkscrew Middle, and Estates Elementary School are three public school options, which are all just 20 minutes away. Rhodora J. Donahue Academy, Ave Maria International School, and Ave Maria University are three private school options that are located right in town, making a quick bike ride to school an enjoyable morning and afternoon commute. Donahue Academy is one of the four K-12th private schools in Southwest Florida and is known for its outstanding college preparations. Many of the Ave Maria residents attend this school, and since Ave Maria is such a family-friendly town, mostly all the students know each other and are great friends. After school activities in Ave Maria include the swim team, Ave Maria Dance Academy, soccer and baseball teams, and more.

This week is filled with back-to-school events including a waterpark party for the Donahue Academy students this Saturday and a back-to-school concert for the AMU students on September 1st. Once the children are off to school, the residents of Ave Maria are busy with many events happening this month. Homeowners here can take part in ladies and men’s golf days and summer nights karaoke. For more events check out our website.

As schools and students are getting the ball rolling with academics, they are doing the same with athletics. There are five home sporting events between Donahue Academy and AMU in the next two weeks. Donahue Academy hosts their first high school football game next Friday August 24 and a varsity volleyball game on August 30. Ave Maria University has a men’s soccer game this Saturday August 18 and its first football of the season on Saturday August 25 vs. Point University from West Point, Georgia. With all this fun coming up, make sure everyone’s thinking caps are on for a new year filled with success.

“Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.”

                                                         – Nelson Mandela

With summer in full swing, you may be headed outdoors to enjoy the weather or flocking to the beach for some fun in the water. Staying out of the sun can be tough, especially when you live in Ave Maria and Southwest Florida. Whether you’re spending your time cheering on Ave Maria University athletics, splashing in the private water park, playing a game of bocce ball, tennis or a round of golf course, it’s important to stay protected.

In recognition of July being National UV Safety month, here’s some important information — along with a few tips — to keep in mind as you head outdoors.

Sun Safety

The skin is the body’s largest organ. It protects you against heat, sunlight, injury, and infection. Yet, some of us don’t consider the necessity of protecting our skin from the effect of UV rays.

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 5.4 million basal skin cancers are diagnosed annually, and nearly 3.3 million people are diagnosed with squamous cell skin cancers annually.

Skin Cancer Facts

  • Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States
  • One in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime
  • A person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had more than five sunburns
  • Most people diagnosed with melanoma are white men over age 50
  • People who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk for melanoma by 75 percent

Unprotected sun exposure can:

  • Cause skin cancer
  • Cause vision problems and damage your eyes
  • Suppress your immune system
  • Age your skin prematurely

 

Protecting Your Skin

The sun’s glare is most intense at midday. Staying in the shade between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. will further protect your skin. Ave Maria residents have access to fun activities indoors too. The community is centered around a quaint Town Center that provides residents with many of life’s necessities and plenty of shade. Friends and families gather nightly at the local pizza shop or meet up to sip a few beers at the pub. Walk indoors at the fitness center or do a little shopping at the many boutiques in town.

There are simple, everyday steps you can take to safeguard your skin from the effects of UV radiation from the sun.

  • Cover Up: Wearing a hat, or other shade-protective clothing can partly shield your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Protective gear may include long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses.
  • Select the Right Sunscreen: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new regulations for sunscreen labeling recommend that your sunscreen have a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 and should protect against both UV-A and UV-B rays.
  • Apply the Right Amount of Sunscreen: Apply at least one ounce or a palm-full of sunscreen every two hours. You should apply it more often if you are sweating or swimming, even if the sunscreen is waterproof.

By learning about the risks associated with too much sun exposure and taking the right precautions to protect you and your family from UV rays, everyone can enjoy the sun and outdoors safely. If you are having any problems after being in the sun, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider.

NEW HOME DESIGNS UNVEILED IN MAPLE RIDGE AT AVE MARIA

NAPLES, FL., — June 25, 2018 Top-ranked Southwest Florida builder CC Homes—a Codina-Carr company— unveils three new home designs in its newest collection, The Cove at Maple Ridge at Ave Maria. The single-family collection of homes includes three new floor plans— Acacia, Birch and Cedar— ranging in size from 1,505 square feet AC to 1,915 square feet AC. Homes are priced from $235,990 and include all the amenities of the town of Ave Maria as well as the brand-new Club at Maple Ridge, scheduled to open by the end of 2018. Maple Ridge at Ave Maria will be hosting a debut event open to the public on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1st with family-friendly entertainment.

The Acacia home is a single-story, two-bedroom plus office, two bath home and includes two-car garage, open living and dining room, separate laundry room, walk-in master closet, covered patio terrace and covered entry. Standard features in all Maple Ridge homes are granite countertops, concrete tile roofs, paver driveways, decorative exterior themes, high ceilings, full-sized washer and dryer, European-style wood cabinetry, and designer tile flooring. The Acacia is 1,505 square feet AC and is priced from $235,990.

The Birch home is a single-story, three-bedroom, two- and one-half bath home and includes two-car garage, open living and dining room, kitchen with counter bar, master bedroom with two walk-in closets and two vanities in the bath, separate laundry room, covered patio terrace and covered entry. The Birch is 1,723 square feet AC and is priced from $245,990.

The Cedar home is a single-story, three-bedroom plus office, three bath home and includes two-car garage, open living and dining room, kitchen with counter bar, master bedroom with two walk-in closets and two vanities in the bath, separate laundry room, covered patio terrace and extended covered entry. The Cedar is 1,915 square feet AC and is priced from $260,990.

Maple Ridge at Ave Maria is a neighborhood featuring five collections of new homes priced from the low $200,00’s to $500,000s. Buyers can choose from twenty-three floor plans in single-story or two-story designs ranging in size from 1,348 square feet under air to 5,200 square feet under air. Maple Ridge at Ave Maria has 14 designer-appointed model homes to tour and the community is open daily to visitors. The Maple Ridge Sales and Model Center is located at 5000 Avila Avenue, Ave Maria FL 34142. For home plans, pricing and more information please visit www.MapleRidgeFL.com or call 239-300-5153.

All residents in Ave Maria enjoy access to community amenities including private water park; North Park fields with baseball, soccer, basketball and playground; South Park with dog park, bocce, softball, picnic pavilion and amphitheater; Panther Run Golf Club; Fitness Center, and Town Center with Publix Supermarket, free events, restaurants and shops, doctor and dentist, and more. Private schools serving children from pre-school through university are all on-site and children attending public schools are served by the Collier County Public School District in A- and B- rated schools.

ABOUT CC HOMES
CC Homes- a Codina-Carr Company, was founded on the principle of providing families with high-quality new homes in desirable locations and at affordable prices. With more than 65 years of combined experience in South Florida real estate, Mr. Armando Codina and Mr. Jim Carr have envisioned the re-development of the Florida real estate market by providing brand new quality homes in cities where there is a high demand for “new” at an affordable price. With projects located throughout the stat¬e, CC Homes is one of the largest builder-developers and ranked among the Top 5 Builders in South and Southwest Florida by Metrostudy.

ABOUT & DIRECTIONS
Ave Maria has been named 2017, 2016 and 2015 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, minutes from the beaches and cultural attractions of Naples, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including highly-rated schools, shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and more. 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 http://www.avemaria.com/ or call 239-352-3903.

AVE MARIA IS FASTEST GROWING SINGLE-FAMILY COMMUNITY NAPLES-FT MYERS FOR PAST 4 YEARS

NAPLES, FL., — May 8, 2018 Ave Maria Development reports a strong end to first quarter new home sales claiming its spot once again as the fastest growing single-family community in the Naples/Ft Myers market, a designation it has earned from MetroStudy for the past thirteen consecutive quarters. The master-planned community, located off Oil Well Road in Collier County, has outsold all new single-family home communities in both Collier and Lee counties, counting more than 1,400 new home sales since 2013.

“Even with increased competition in the new home marketplace, Ave Maria is chosen by more new home buyers than any other single-family community in Southwest Florida,” states Cee Cee Marinelli, of Ave Maria Development.

The town of Ave Maria offers several styles of homes including single family residences with 2-6 bedrooms featuring lake, preserve, and golf course views. Twenty-one model homes are open daily. New home buyers can select from several builders in different neighborhoods. CC Homes builds single-family homes in three neighborhoods within the town—Maple Ridge at Ave Maria, Coquina at Maple Ridge, and Maple Ridge Reserve. New homes are priced from the low $200s. Del Webb Naples offers single-family homes in their exclusive active adult neighborhood for residents 55 and better with prices from the low $200s. National Builder Pulte Homes builds single-family residences in three neighborhoods— Avalon Park, Emerson Park and Hampton Village. New homes are priced from the mid $200s.

Amenities include an onsite waterpark, Panther Run Golf Club at Del Webb, tennis and bocce, Town Center shopping and dining, Publix grocery market, private schools and University, and sports fields and playgrounds.

ABOUT AVE MARIA & DIRECTIONS
Ave Maria has been named 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 highly-rated schools, shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and more. 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 www.avemaria.com or call 239-352-3903.

For more information, please visit www.avemaria.com or call 239-352-3903.

CC HOMES REPORTS STRONG FIRST QUARTER NEW HOME SALES IN AVE MARIA

NAPLES, FL., — April 3, 2018 – Top-ranked Southwest Florida builder CC Homes—a Codina-Carr company—reports strong new homes sales for the first quarter 2018 in its single-family neighborhoods in Ave Maria including Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge Reserve, and Coquina at Maple Ridge. CC Homes announces 44 new home sales during the first quarter. Senior Vice President of CC Homes, Diana Ibarria comments, “We are seeing both families and active adults who appreciate the lifestyle and amenities of Ave Maria. Our neighborhoods are within the highly-rated Collier County Public School system, a short bike ride or golf cart ride to the Town Center, and will soon have access to the private Club at Maple Ridge.”

CC Homes offers brand-new single-family homes in three neighborhoods within Ave Maria including Maple Ridge, Maple Ridge Reserve and Coquina at Maple Ridge. Twenty one- or two-story floor plans range in size from 1,348 a/c sq.ft. to 5,200 a/c sq.ft and are priced from the low $200s to $500s. As the largest neighborhood within Ave Maria, these smartly-priced homes are part of the reason Metrostudy has ranked Ave Maria as the #1-selling community in Collier County for the past two years.

CC Homes has also broken ground on the Club at Maple Ridge, an upscale, 10,000 square foot clubhouse with resort style pool, parks and more, exclusively for residents of this single-family home community in Ave Maria, Florida.

Maple Ridge at Ave Maria has 14 designer-appointed model homes to tour and the community is open daily to visitors. The Maple Ridge Sales and Model Center is located at 5000 Avila Avenue, Ave Maria FL 34142. For home plans, pricing and more information please visit www.MapleRidgeFL.com or call 305.915.7646.

ABOUT CC HOMES
CC Homes- a Codina-Carr Company, was founded on the principle of providing families with high-quality new homes in desirable locations and at affordable prices. With more than 65 years of combined experience in South Florida real estate, Mr. Armando Codina and Mr. Jim Carr have envisioned the re-development of the Florida real estate market by providing brand new quality homes in cities where there is a high demand for “new” at an affordable price. With projects located throughout the stat¬e, CC Homes is one of the largest builder-developers and ranked among the Top 5 Builders in South and Southwest Florida by Metrostudy.

ABOUT & DIRECTIONS
Ave Maria has been named 2017, 2016 and 2015 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, minutes from the beaches and cultural attractions of Naples, Ave Maria is a self-sustaining town including highly-rated schools, shopping and dining, employment opportunities, parks and recreation, and more. 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 http://www.avemaria.com/ or call 239-352-3903.