NAPLES, FL., (August 2, 2016) - Ave Maria Development reports a 60 percent increase in new home sales for July 2016 over July 2015. New home sales totaled 32 for the month of July from three home builders—CC Homes, Del Webb, and Pulte Homes. “Strong summer traffic and home sales in July demonstrate that the year-round buyer is choosing Ave Maria as their new home community in Southwest Florida” comments Cee Cee Marinelli, director of development for the town of Ave Maria.

Ave Maria was also named the top single family community in the Naples/Ft. Myers market, ranked by annual starts through the second quarter of 2016 with a reported 290 annual starts, according to MetroStudy, a Hanleywood Company. This is the sixth consecutive quarter in which Ave Maria has earned the number one position. The town’s three builders also earned high rankings by MetroStudy, sorted by annual closings, with CC Homes taking second place, Pulte Homes in eighth place, and Del Webb following in eleventh place, out of the 40 builders ranked.
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 at Del Webb, tennis and bocce, Town Center shopping and dining, Publix grocery market, private schools and University, and sports fields and playgrounds.  Twenty-one model homes are open daily with over 40 floor plans to choose from with prices from the high $100s to over $500s.

New home buyers can select from several builders in different neighborhoods. CC Homes builds single-family homes in three neighborhoods within the town—Maple Ridge at Ave Maria, Coquina at Maple Ridge, and Maple Ridge Reserve. New homes are 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 three neighborhoods— Avalon park, Emerson Park and Hampton Village. New homes are priced from the high $100s.

Ave Maria has been named 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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