NAPLES, FL., (June 1, 2016) – Ave Maria Development reports 35 single-family home sales for the month of May 2016, tying April 2016 as the top months for new home sales in the history of the emerging town located in Collier County. Ave Maria Development counts 148 new home sales to-date in 2016, surpassing last year’s sales during the same time period.

“We have seen a consistent increase in new home sales,” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for the town of Ave Maria. “With rising concern regarding the lack of affordable housing in Collier County, we believe that Ave Maria is the answer for home buyers looking for affordability and value without compromising quality education, recreational amenities, and daily conveniences.”

New home buyers can select from several builders in different neighborhoods. CC Homes builds single-family homes in three neighborhoods within Ave Maria—Maple Ridge at Ave Maria, Maple Ridge Reserve, and Coquina at Maple Ridge—with prices from the low $200s. Del Webb Naples offers single-family homes in their exclusive active adult neighborhood in Ave Maria for residents 55 and better with prices from the high $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 in Ave Maria 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-one model homes are open daily in the town.

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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