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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Relocating to Florida Has Many Benefits

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Moving to Florida? Or just beginning to think about it? Either way, there are many benefits to living in the Sunshine State besides the sunshine!

Florida is a tax friendly state. Florida has no state income tax, which means Social Security retirement benefits, pension income and income from IRAs or 401(K)s are all untaxed. Florida also has no estate or inheritance tax while property taxes are close to the national average. Many retirees and active-adults find relocation to Florida beneficial during those years when living off a pension or 401(K) come to consideration.

If you’re relocating to Southwest Florida you may still be working and wondering about employment in your new town. Ave Maria is located in Collier County, home to several large employers including NCH Healthcare System, Collier County School District, Collier County Government, Arthrex, Inc, Ritz Carlton Naples, Naples Grande Resort and John R Wood Realtors. Collier County enjoys a robust tourist season each winter resulting in increased job opportunities in this area. Hospitality and service personnel often work during season and then enjoy their summers off. Retirees looking for a part-time position can often find one during season when employers are looking for added help. The job opportunities in Southwest Florida are many and in several industries.

Connecting with the local Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce can be a helpful tool when moving to Florida. Their page, Why Live Here?, includes several awards and accolades for Naples and Collier County. Did you know we were named the Happiest, Healthiest City in the United States in a 2015 Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index? Ave Maria students are zoned for Collier County Public School District which was rated “A” by the Florida Department of Education and is the 5th highest ranked school district in the state.

Most importantly- the people of Southwest Florida are warm and welcoming, especially in Ave Maria where neighbors quickly become friends. Our golf-cart friendly community encourages walking, biking and golf carting from the supermarket to the pub and to the parks. Our Master Association hosts new homeowner events encouraging residents to meet each other and to introduce them to the new clubs available to them in Ave Maria. Discover your new life in Southwest Florida and Ave Maria today. Call 239-352-3903 for more information.

 


Ave Maria Residents Do Summer Right

Ave Maria Residents Do Summer Right

June 12, 2018

Summer is here! Longer days. Kaleidoscope sunsets. Lazy mornings. Poolside fun. Outdoor barbeques. Backyard fireworks. Ave Maria’s lifestyle is perfect for those who want to take advantage of all the best that summer has to offer.

Hands down the Ave Maria Water Park is the place to be during summer. The two waterslides are the most popular attraction along with the oversized interactive water playground. Hours of splashing for kids of all ages. Serious swimmers can practice their strokes in the lap pool and relax sore muscles in the spa. A volleyball game in the pool or on the sand? Sure! We’ve got them both. The concession stand provides snacks and drinks when you’re ready for a break from the pool. This outdoor water recreation center is one of the most popular amenities in Ave Maria.

While a round of golf is a favorite in Florida year-round, summertime is a great time to take in 9-holes during a late afternoon followed by a round of drinks at Del Webb Naples’ Panther Run Golf Club and the Rusty Putter. With a menu that includes breakfast, lunch and early evening bar bites, golfers can kick back and order their favorite pre- or post- game meal. A billiard table and outdoor patio bar are great for spending time with friends too.

Got kids? Ave Maria is home to several fun summer events right here in town. For the preschoolers, story time is held every Wednesday morning while older kids can join the Mind Benders Club every Friday. High School Game Night, Aqua Aerobics, and Ice Cream Socials are held all summer for teens and kids.
A community-wide July 4th celebration is held at the Water Park every year. All day fun in the sun for families and active adults at this ultimate warm weather bash. Living in Ave Maria has its perks, all year long, with neighbors who become friends.


Do You Live in the Nation’s Happiest Town?

Do You Live in the Nation’s Happiest Town

March 29, 2018

Do you live a fulfilling life? Are you looking for a hometown that supports well-being, life balance, positive relationships, community engagement and more? For the third year in a row, Naples, Florida has been named the #1 well-being community in the United States. Being happy and feeling good are what it’s all about for those active adults, young professionals, and families enjoying the good life in Southwest Florida. Ave Maria is just 40 minutes from the beaches of Naples, Florida and residents here take advantage of all that Naples has to offer.

Naples is home to pristine, sugar-white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, ideal for early morning walks, afternoon watersports, and evening sunsets. Culture is available in several pursuits including theater, art galleries, live music, botanical gardens, architecture and historical landmarks. Southwest Florida is the perfect location for outdoor recreation and Naples offers golf, tennis and bocce, pickle ball, water sports, baseball and soccer, recreation fields, and so much more.

Collier County is also Florida’s second healthiest county, according to the 2016 ranking by the Robert Wood Foundation. The foundation considers a number of health factors including longevity, premature death, overall mental and physical health days. Lifestyle habits such as smoking and obesity are also measured. A representative from the Florida Department of Heath commented, “Where we live has a large impact on our health, and these rankings show that wellness is more than just health care.”

Ave Maria is located in Collier County and residents see the first-hand benefits of living in such a healthy community. With over 100 miles of walking, biking and nature trails in Ave Maria, residents can get up and at it every day. Many clubs are available to homeowners wishing to get healthy and stay healthy with a group of people. All residents have access to the Fitness Center, conveniently located in the Town Center and a private water park with lap pool, volleyball, swim team, and interactive play features. An on-site Publix Supermarket is just a short walk, bicycle ride, or golf cart jaunt away and residents can pick up fresh, organic produce or handmade sandwiches.

Longevity is supported in Ave Maria with outdoor amenities making physical activity easily accessible, proximity to fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico to support a healthy diet, and neighborhood designs set up to foster relationships. Discover the joy of well-being and living in Ave Maria.


Florida Design Trends Flourish in Ave Maria

Florida Design Trends Flourish in Ave Maria

March 6, 2018

Living in Florida means many different things when you are searching for a new home. Year-round outdoor living, patio sunsets, extra space for guests and visitors, entertaining spaces, amenities, flex spaces, and more. Ave Maria offers more than 40 floor plans from 3 builders featuring some of today’s most sought after design trends.

Maple Ridge by CC Homes has unveiled floor plans which include separate entrance guest suites, or casitas, as they have named them. The Duvall, a two-story, 5,100 square foot single-family home allows the buyer to customize the guest casita by completely closing off a bedroom and bathroom suite from the main house or by incorporating a privacy door into the main home. This appeals to families whose adult children may need to return home for a while or who would like to keep aging parents close by. With such expansive square footage in the Duvall, everyone enjoys privacy and the home extends itself to several different lifestyles.

Del Webb Naples offers a second-story bonus floor in its Tangerly Oak, Pinnacle, and Infinity floor plans. Each bonus floor showcases a living room, private bedroom and bathroom perfect for visiting children and grandchildren, allowing space to spread out and not disrupt the main living area or kitchen. Even smaller floor plans such as the Taft Street, include a flex room concept perfect for an art studio, hobby room, card room, or music studio for empty nesters continuing to pursue their favorite pastime or new passion.

Families looking to get organized will love the Pulte Planning Center® offered in several of its home designs in Avalon Park. Whether its homework, emails to read, or bills to pay, the center allows for a private, multi-functional space to manage a busy family life. The two-story Palmor floor plan features over 3,500 square feet and a planning center which connects the gourmet kitchen and the entry hall with optional storage wall. Thoughtful design can make life easier and run more smoothly.

Of course, outdoor living is on the top of everyone’s list when dreaming of a new home in Florida. All of Ave Maria’s builders can create an outdoor space unique to your personality, whether you dream of a pool and cabana built for a neighborhood summer party or simply a fire pit nook and paver patio for sunset relaxation.

Visit Ave Maria to learn more about our self-sustaining town and convenient Southwest Florida lifestyle.


Golf Car Friendly Living in Southwest Florida

Golf Car Friendly Living in Southwest Florida

January 1, 2018

Need to pick up a loaf of bread from the grocery? Meeting a friend for coffee at the local coffee shop? Want to pop in on your neighbor with a batch of freshly baked brownies? Residents living in Ave Maria love to do just that….but in their very own golf car!
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