NAPLES, FL (April 27, 2016) – Ave Maria has been named the #1 selling single-family community in the Naples-Ft Myers market for the fifth consecutive quarter, according to a Metro Study Q1 report for 2016. The report, which ranks annual home starts and move-ins, places Ave Maria at the top of both lists with 287 new home starts and 292 move-ins for the Naples-Ft. Myers markets over the past 12 months. The Naples-Ft. Myers markets are defined as Naples and Marco Island as well as Ft Myers and Cape Coral. In addition, all three of Ave Maria’s residential home builders ranked in the top ten, with CC Homes placing second, Pulte Homes following in eighth, and Del Webb in ninth place, based upon annual closings.

“We are proud to see our name at the top of the single-family home sales list once again,” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for the town of Ave Maria. “2016 is also starting strong as we have already surpassed 100 new home sales. Affordability and value make Ave Maria successful.”

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 low $200s. Del Webb Naples offers single-family homes in their exclusive active adult neighborhood for residents 55 and better with prices from the high h$100s. Pulte Homes builds single-family residences in Emerson Park, Hampton Village, and the newly unveiled Avalon Park, with prices from the high $100s. Amenities include an onsite private 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 playground. Twenty model homes are open daily in the town.

Photo: Ave Maria is the area’s fastest growing new home town with over 40 home designs, shopping and dining, outdoor recreation, business park and higher education.

Ave Maria has been named 2015 Community of the Year, the Top Selling Single-Family Home Community in Southwest Florida, a Top 50 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.

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