Naples, FL (January 16, 2015) -   Ave Maria Development announces its designation as a Top 50 Master Planned Community in the country for 2014 by noted real estate consulting firm, John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Over 130 communities were evaluated for the list representing a total of 22,238 new home sales in 2014. Ave Maria had 227 new home sales in 2014 marking a 31% increase over the 173 new home sales in 2013.

"The numbers speak for themselves. Ave Maria truly is one of the nation’s fastest growing master planned new home communities," states Blake Gable, co-president of Barron Collier Companies. "We've watched new home sales continue to grow, with an exceptional leap in 2014, and we attribute the success to the incredible value and quality of life that Ave Maria offers."

Single family home prices in Ave Maria begin in the high $100s from national builder Pulte Homes, leading active adult brand Del Webb, and award-winning builder CC Devco. Buyers may choose from over 34 floor plans with several options. Town amenities include a private water park, Panther Run Golf Club, North and South Park with sport fields, dog park, and amphitheater, Fitness Center, Collier Family Farms organic farm, Publix supermarket, and Town Center.

About Ave Maria:
The Town of Ave Maria has been designed as a hometown for the 21st century, a place where residents of different generations and backgrounds can find all they need to live life to the fullest – schools, shopping, employment opportunities, recreational facilities, and more.  In addition, the presence of Ave Maria University offers educational and cultural experiences unlike any other in the area.  At its build out, it will include 11,000 residences 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.

For more information, please visit or call 239-352.3903.

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