NAPLES, FL. (May 11, 2015) – Ave Maria was recently named the top single family community in the Naples-Ft Myers market, based upon annual housing starts, by Metro Study, a HanleyWood company. In the Metro Study 2015 first quarter report, Ave Maria ranks at the top of the list with 263 annual starts for the Naples-Ft Myers markets, encompassing all of Ft Myers and Cape Coral as well as Naples and Marco Island. Ave Maria’s residential builders ranked highly on the study, with Pulte Homes placing fourth, CC Devco following in fifth, and Del Webb in ninth place, based upon annual closings.

“Ave Maria is coming into its own,” comments Blake Gable, co-president of Barron Collier Companies, developer of the town of Ave Maria. “The awards and designations the town has received just this year alone confirm that. Buyers realize that they can truly have it all in Ave Maria including a thriving business, busy social life, active outdoor hobbies, and fulfilling family time, and still live within their means. It is a community reflecting the way people want to live now.”

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.  Amenities include an onsite waterpark, Panther Run Golf Club, tennis and bocce, Town Center shopping and dining, Publix grocery market, private schools and University, and sports fields and playgrounds.  Seventeen model homes are open daily with over 35 floor plans to choose from. 

New home buyers can select from several builders in different neighborhoods. CC Homes builds single-family homes in Maple Ridge at Ave Maria, priced from the high $100s. Del Webb Naples offers single-family homes in their exclusive active adult neighborhood for residents 55 and better with prices from the high $100s. National Builder Pulte Homes builds single-family residences in both Emerson Park and

Hampton Village, with prices from the high $100s. Seventeen model homes are open daily in the town.

Ave Maria has been named a Top 50 Master Planned Community in the United States and its active adult community, Del Webb Naples, has been named a Top 20 Place 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.

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